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Here's how to build healthy soil in your garden.

Healthy soil is the foundation for a healthy garden or landscape. Here is how to cultivate good soil by adding organic matter, composting, growing cover crops, practicing no till gardening, and more.

planting ground cover plants. groundcovers do a lot more than simply cover bare soil. Part of a vast universe of versatile and problem-solving plants, they range from feathery grasses that never need mowing to soggy-soil-loving ferns to full-sun perennials that blanket hard-to-tend hills with fragrant blooms. Some groundcovers even withstand foot traffic, making them ideal as filler between stepping stones or as a substitute for a lawn.

All About Groundcover

all about ground cover TOH landscape contractor Roger Cook planting ground cover plants

Blue Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

If the deer won't eat it, then I need it for sure. Blue Flax - one hearty plant that come up year after year - and the deer won't eat it!

These pretty flowers and plants grow naturally in dry environments.

These plants grow naturally in dry environments and have adapted to tolerate drought. Flip through the gallery from HGTV Gardens to view the best plants for dry soil.

Pyrethrum coccineum Robinson's Red Painted Daisy a.k.a. Tanacetum coccineum

Pyrethrum Robinson's Red (Painted Daisy, Chrysanthemum coccineum, Tanacetum coccineum)

Purple coneflower Echinecia

Piet oudolf planting at dreampark, enkoping, sweden: Echinacea purpurea 'magnus', scutellaria incana, astilbe chinensis var taquetii 'purpurlanze'. By Clive Nichols.

Nutritionist Cynthia Sass shares new research about the nutrient levels of microgreens and five delicious, healthy ways to enjoy them - Shape.com

Why You Should Be Eating Microgreens

Top 10 Seed-Starting Veggies Save money and garden space by growing these veggies from seed. You'll not only save money by growing them from seed instead of buying mature plants, you'll also maximize your yield per square foot of garden.

How to grow Herbs indoors.  There are so many things to consider—what to grow, how much light, water, and soil, which pots and plant food.

How To Grow Herbs: Indoors and Outdoors