Your yard will be the envy of the entire neighborhood with these savvy tips that help you work smarter—not harder!


How do you get the prettiest landscaping, the lushest garden, and the handsomest houseplants? By using time-tested methods of highly efficient pros, seasoned amateurs, and agricultural researchers.


With the Gardening Made Easy for Seniors, getting a "green thumb" has never been easier.

Tips and Tricks

  • • Beware! 3 common houseplants that can actually contaminate your home! See page 198.

  • • Make a small yard seem larger with this simple landscaper's trick. Page 8.
  • • Turn hard soil into rich topsoil in one season, and get rid of weeds – all without tilling! Page 20.
  • • You can eliminate weeds with safe, inexpensive vinegar. Page 229.
  • • Little-known websites reveal how to get free plants, mulch, pots, tools, and more! Page 15.
  • • Which perennials are best for where you live? Here’s where to go to find out for sure — and it’s not a Website! Page 136.

Just a little planning — and some expert advice — can make for pleasant gardening with heaping results ... instead of sweating your way to disappointment.


After all, the Hanging Gardens grew to be a Wonder of the World without one drop of pesticide! And my grandma’s “old-fashioned” vegetable patch overflowed with plenty to eat plus more for canning plus some to give the neighbors every year.

You don’t need expensive gadgets and chemicals for a show-quality lawn and garden.