Heather Blackmore

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather Blackmore is an award winning writer and photographer specializing in gardening, health, and family. Her work has appeared on Good Morning America as well as in several regional and national publications including Better Homes and Gardens magazine, Chicagoland Gardening, Farmers' Almanac, and Chicago Tribune. She also contributes weekly to her blog, Here She Grows, where she shares the highs and lows in her suburban Chicago garden. Heather and her husband are currently weathering the storm of two teenage daughters and one attention-hungry dog named Stella.
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APRIL 16, 2020 | THURSDAY
9 Mistakes You’re Making That Are Damaging Your Soil

Whether you have loose, nutrient-dense soil or something more like modeling clay, the way you treat it could be making it worse.

APRIL 16, 2020 | THURSDAY
The Best Weeding Tools Tested in 2023

Though herbicides control weeds, these chemicals can pose serious health risks to humans and wildlife. Manual weeding, on the other hand, gets the job done without harm to people, pets, o...

APRIL 10, 2020 | FRIDAY
The Best Grow Lights Tested in 2023

When it comes to plants, all light is not equal. Unless you have a greenhouse or an unlimited number of south-facing windows, grow lights are your best option for providing the right ligh...

APRIL 1, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
9 Key Things to Know About Dethatching a Lawn

Of all the plants, trees, and shrubs in your landscape, the lawn is the most demanding feature, requiring constant maintenance throughout the growing season to look its best. So when it d...

MARCH 22, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Soaker Hoses Tested in 2023

When it comes to plants, two things are essential: sunlight and water. Whether you have a raised vegetable garden or a mixed border of trees, shrubs, and perennials, everything benefits f...

MARCH 19, 2020 | THURSDAY
6 Beneficial Garden Critters You Can Buy Online

Your garden inevitably attracts unwelcome visitors like aphids and tomato-loving caterpillars that can destroy your hard work practically overnight. But not all garden critters are bad. I...

MARCH 16, 2020 | MONDAY
Solved! Why Are My Succulents Dying?

Q: I thought I’d finally found a plant I couldn’t kill, but the small collection of succulents I arranged in my living room are looking pretty sickly, with the leaves falling off. What am...

FEBRUARY 25, 2020 | TUESDAY
The Dos and Don’ts of Mulching the Garden

Mulch is any material laid over the surface of the soil to retain moisture, suppress weeds, regulate temperature, and prevent erosion. Bare soil exposed to harsh sunlight means plant root...

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 | FRIDAY
6 Things to Know Before Spraying Insecticide

The much-anticipated arrival of spring also brings a plethora of insects. Some, like ladybugs and honeybees, are beneficial to your garden. Others, sadly, not so much. From the tomato hor...

NOVEMBER 7, 2019 | THURSDAY
10 Landscaping Must-Dos to Help Your Plants Survive the Winter

Winter has a way of wreaking havoc on the landscape, leaving in its wake heaved plants and wind-torn trees and shrubs. This year, don't just sit back and wait to see how your garden fares...