Gardening How To's

The right plant for the right location. Let that serve as your mantra and your chances of gardening success will increase exponentially. Fairchild strives to provide home gardeners with the latest information on growing and how to deal with any problems you may encounter in your garden. Consider a garden like you might a building, starting with a healthy foundation below the ground and continuing on to choosing plants that thrive in the conditions you will plant them in—sun requirements, soil type, and wind protection. Then learn how to maintain your plants through pruning, fertilization and proper irrigation.

Keep your plants healthy by learning to attract beneficial insects while deterring the harmful ones, dealing with hurricanes and cold weather, and delving into more advanced methods of propagation like grafting and air-layering.

Soils and Media
Plant Selection 
Planting, Watering and Mulching 
Insects and Pesticides 
Fertilization 
Pruning 
Home Composting

If you want hands-on training from experts, remember Fairchild’s classes offer instruction in just about every aspect of horticulture and gardening.