Heather Blackmore


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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MAY 28, 2020 | THURSDAY
9 Signs You Have a Pest Problem in the Garden

Decode the clues that sneaky garden gremlins leave behind and banish the little buggers with these pro tips.

MAY 26, 2020 | TUESDAY
12 Landscaping Mistakes that Pros Have Made and Learned From

Let the hard lessons learned by some of the country’s top professional landscapers help you grow your own personal paradise.

MAY 20, 2020 | WEDNESDAY
The Best Rototillers for Lawn and Garden Care

Few gardeners are blessed with the loose, loamy soil that plants love. For those who must break through heavy clay or fix poorly drained soil, using one of the best tillers is the first s...

MAY 19, 2020 | TUESDAY
The 15 Best Flowers for Rookie Gardeners

Try these colorful, tough-as-nails stalwarts to boost your garden confidence and green up those thumbs.

MAY 17, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Sprinkler Controllers for Lawn Care

When life gets busy, lawn maintenance is just one more thing on the laundry list of to-dos we often struggle to squeeze into our day. Smart sprinkler controllers take the guesswork out of...

MAY 3, 2020 | SUNDAY
The Best Landscape Fabric for Blocking Out Weeds

Whether we like it or not, weeds are part of every landscape, competing with our trees, shrubs, and flowers for vital nutrients. At times it can seem like weeds are the one true constant ...

The Most Dangerous Plants in America

They may be pretty and difficult to resist, but some plants carry a dark secret. They’re thugs disguised in attractive foliage or tempting flowers that suck you in before sabotaging your ...

APRIL 24, 2020 | FRIDAY
What’s the Difference? Biodegradable vs. Compostable

Labels are confusing. Consider, for example, organic, non-GMO, and cage free. They all have one thing in common—they appeal to the environmentally conscious consumer. We buy items package...

APRIL 21, 2020 | TUESDAY
Watch Out for These 9 Types of Lawn Weeds

Get to know some of the most common lawn invaders and how to deal with these lawn weeds before they gain a foothold in your landscape.

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.