Video: The Smartest Garden Hacks

Keep out pests, reduce your water usage, and grow plants without an ounce of soil. You'll find tricks to accomplish all of these gardening miracles right here.

Take one trip to your local home center and you’ll find solutions for just about any gardening problem. The convenience of these buys is undeniable—but the cost to stock up on all of the latest tools, technologies, and insecticides can be prohibitive. The secret to a great garden, as many green thumbs already know, is ingenuity—not store-bought products. Take a look at some of the best and cheapest tricks for a great garden—then check out even more zero-dollar hacks.

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