About Simplify Gardening

Welcome to Simplify Gardening, the green thumb’s online oasis where growth isn’t just about the plants. This is the brainchild of our founder, Tony O’Neill, a gardening guru constantly pushing horticulture’s boundaries.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener or just starting, there’s always more to learn at Simplify Gardening. Under Tony’s guidance, you’ll find a rich trove of insightful articles and engaging video content, all aimed at helping you thrive in your gardening journey. Together, let’s demystify and simplify gardening.

Our Mission Statement. At Simplify Gardening, our mission is to empower individuals of all experience levels to discover the joy and benefits of gardening. We strive to provide accessible, accurate, and practical information that guides gardeners through every step of their journey, from planning to harvest.

We believe everyone can cultivate their green thumb, and we are dedicated to making gardening an achievable and rewarding endeavor for all. Through comprehensive guides, expert advice, and supportive online communities, we aim to nurture a love for gardening, inspire sustainable practices, and contribute positively to our global gardening community.

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Gardening is unique in that while the general principles apply, each garden has unique soil and climate conditions, requiring constant adaptation.

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Our Website Has Won Awards

photograph of Tony O'Neill, the winner of the Ezoic Publisher of the Year 2021 award, standing confidently with a trophy in his hands. Tony O'Neill is known for his expertise in Simplify Gardening.
Tony O’Neill, the winner of Ezoic Publisher of the Year 2021, simplifies gardening with passion and expertise.

In 2021, our founder and chief editor, Tony O’Neill, was bestowed the prestigious Ezoic Publisher of the Year award. This recognition underscores Tony’s profound knowledge, dedication, and high-quality, informative content graces SimplifyGardening.com.

The award underlines Tony’s exceptional work in creating unique, engaging content. From childhood, Tony nurtured a deep connection with nature and devoted his life to understanding the language of plants. This devotion manifested in SimplifyGardening.com, where his practical tips, expert advice, and comprehensive guides illuminate the path for gardeners of all levels.

The Ezoic Publisher of the Year award is an honor and a validation of Tony’s invaluable service to the global gardening community. It inspires us to keep delivering the best in gardening wisdom, helping people nurture their green thumb, and making the world greener and healthier.

As we celebrate this achievement, we thank our readers for your unwavering support and trust. With Tony leading the way, SimplifyGardening.com will continue delivering the best gardening advice and insights. This award is proof we’re on the right track.

Published Works: Empowering Gardeners of All Levels

A photo of a book titled "Composting Masterclass" by Tony O'Neill, featuring a green cover with vibrant illustrations
Unlock the Secrets of Composting with Tony O’Neill’s Masterclass!
"Your First Vegetable Garden" book by Tony O'Neill, featuring a colorful cover with vibrant vegetables, gardening tools, and the author's name prominently displayed.
Get ready to grow your green paradise with ‘Your First Vegetable Garden’ by Tony O’Neill.
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Discover the fascinating world of Tony O’Neill’s ‘Simplify Vegetable Gardening.’

As the creator of Simplify Gardening, I’ve had the opportunity to author two essential gardening books, “Composting Masterclass” and “Your First Vegetable Garden,” with a third, “Veggie Gardening with a Side of Science,” soon to be unveiled in 2024.

In “Composting Masterclass,” I’ve unlocked the secrets to creating rich, plant-nourishing compost from everyday kitchen and garden waste. This book offers simple, step-by-step instructions to transform what might be considered ‘waste’ into a garden’s most valuable asset: nutrient-packed compost.

Your First Vegetable Garden” guides beginners venturing into vegetable gardening. I’ve curated practical tips and knowledge, walking readers through the journey from garden planning and soil preparation to planting and maintenance. My aim with this book is to set novice gardeners on a path toward an abundant harvest.

My new book, “Simplify Vegetable Gardening,” marries the art and science of gardening. This resource delves into the intriguing scientific aspects of vegetable gardening, coupling it with practical advice.

The book covers essential topics such as understanding plant biology, soil health, water management, and organic pest control, offering strategies to maximize yields and sustain garden health. It also introduces readers to the significance of vegetable families, providing detailed growing guides that simplify learning and application across various crops.

Simplify Vegetable Gardening By Tony O'Neill No1 Best Selling book in less than 24 hours in both the UK and USA

Simplify Vegetable Gardening was released on 29th February 2024 and went straight to the number 1 Best Seller in the UK and the USA.

Check out the video below for the book launch video, where Tony unveils his newest book, which includes a touching dedication to his grandfather at the end of the video.

Meet The Creator Of Simplify Gardening

Tony O'Neill standing in front of a stunning Rhododendron calendulaceum, a vibrant and colorful flower in full bloom.
Tony O’Neill embraces nature’s vibrant masterpiece.

Hello, I’m Tony O’Neill, the passionate gardener and dedicated firefighter who created Simplify Gardening. My love for nature was nurtured in my childhood by my grandfather and was refined at a horticultural college. This deep-rooted passion for gardening and an intrinsic desire to help others discover their green thumbs drive Simplify Gardening.

I firmly believe in the unique identity of each garden. While universal principles exist, each garden has unique soil and climate conditions. That’s why I make sure the insights I share on Simplify Gardening are adaptable to varying scenarios, aiming to make gardening an approachable, enjoyable, and rewarding experience for everyone.

My journey with Simplify Gardening began as a hobby over a decade ago. Today, my YouTube channel and various social media platforms, including Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, and more, have blossomed into an engaging network of over a million followers. I utilize these platforms to share the wealth of knowledge I’ve gained from years of research, experimentation, and hands-on gardening experience.

In my eyes, gardening is an orchestra, with the gardener acting as the conductor of a system’s diverse elements. I envision Simplify Gardening as the stage empowering every novice or expert gardener to orchestrate their unique symphony.

Behind this mission is my loving and supportive family. My wife, Tina, is my steadfast companion in all my gardening endeavors, and our children, Wayne and Caitlyn, add an extra dash of joy and inspiration to our family’s shared time in the garden.

Simplify Gardening YouTube Channel: An Extension of the Brand’s Vision.

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Composting: Mastering the Basics
How to Fill Your Raised Garden Bed for FREE – Cheap, Natural, Organic Methods!
13 Tips for Growing Potatoes in Containers
Composting: Mastering the Basics

Immerse yourself in Simplify Gardening through its bespoke YouTube channel, where Tony O’Neill, a seasoned expert and the driving force behind the brand, brings gardening to life. Over time, his dedication and love for gardening have resulted in a flourishing community of over 370,000 subscribers, with the channel attracting 1.4 million views each month.

Each video on the channel reflects Tony’s deep-rooted knowledge and extensive hands-on experience in gardening. This virtual platform is a reliable resource for anyone interested in gardening, from novices taking their first steps to seasoned gardeners looking to enhance their skills.

The breadth of content available caters to all gardening enthusiasts with practical guides, insightful tips, and advanced techniques. Tony’s videos also provide solutions for unique gardening challenges from diverse soil and climate conditions.

A strong advocate for sustainable and organic practices, Tony emphasizes harmony with nature throughout his content. This philosophy is ingrained in every video, providing viewers with a sustainable approach to gardening.

The Simplify Gardening YouTube channel is not just a hub of valuable information; it’s also easily accessible for those searching for gardening advice. This easy accessibility is a testament to the brand’s commitment to reaching and benefiting various gardening enthusiasts. By leveraging Tony’s expertise and the power of digital media, Simplify Gardening continues to extend its reach, making a substantial impact in the gardening community worldwide.

Connect with Simplify Gardening Across Your Favourite Social Platforms


“Simplify Gardening” isn’t just limited to the website and YouTube channel. We understand everyone has their preferred social platforms, so we’ve extended our presence to meet you where you’re most comfortable. You can follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, and LinkedIn, among others. These platforms serve as additional channels where we share a diverse range of content, from quick tips and beautiful garden snapshots to in-depth discussions and the latest news in gardening. Join our growing community, and let’s continue the gardening conversation in your favorite space!

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Charting Our Path

Future Aspirations and Expansion Plans

“Simplify Gardening is on a dynamic trajectory of growth and evolution. In recent years, we have strategically expanded our brand by incorporating several related websites that align with our ethos and mission. This consolidation is a key component of our broader vision to be the ultimate guide in the gardening world.

Our aim isn’t merely to offer gardening tips and advice; we envision Simplify Gardening as the definitive hub for all gardening-related information. With these acquisitions, we are broadening our horizons, enhancing our capabilities, and moving ever closer to becoming the primary destination for gardening enthusiasts worldwide.”

Acquisitions

Bonsaigarden.net (November 2021)

Greenthumbwhiteapron.com (June 2022)

Community Involvement

At Simplify Gardening, we believe in the power of community and the importance of giving back. Our founder, Tony O’Neill, is deeply committed to nurturing the next generation of gardeners. He regularly collaborates with local schools, sharing his knowledge and passion for gardening with young minds.

A group of children from Llanciach Fach Primary School enthusiastically participating in a gardening activity at Tony's Allotments. The children, dressed in colorful outdoor clothing, are seen tending to plants, using small gardening tools under the guidance of Tony O'Neill.
Students from Llanciach Fach Primary School are learning gardening at Tony’s Allotments.

Through these collaborations, Tony introduces students to the joy and benefits of gardening. He guides them through planting seeds, nurturing them, and watching them grow, instilling in them a sense of responsibility and a deeper appreciation for nature. These hands-on experiences teach students about the science of plants and patience, perseverance, and the rewards of hard work.

Tony’s work with schools is just one of the ways Simplify Gardening is making a positive impact in our community. We believe we are cultivating a greener, healthier future by inspiring young people today.

For more information about Tony’s community involvement and his work with schools, please visit the “About the Author” page. Here, you’ll find more details about Tony’s journey, his passion for gardening, and his commitment to sharing this passion with others.

Partnerships and Collaborations

Over the years, Tony O’Neill and Simplify Gardening have partnered with several esteemed organizations in the gardening and horticulture industry. These collaborations have allowed us to broaden our horizons, share expertise, and bring more value to our community of gardeners.

Here are some of the notable organizations we’ve partnered with:

  1. Pure Greenhouses: We’ve worked closely with Pure Greenhouses, a leading provider of high-quality, sustainable greenhouses, to bring the best gardening infrastructure to our community.
  2. Epic Gardening: Our partnership with Epic Gardening, a renowned platform for gardening advice and innovative products, has allowed us to share even more expert gardening insights with our audience.
  3. Oakland Gardens: Collaborating with Oakland Gardens, a trusted supplier of gardening supplies and plants, has enabled us to provide our community with reliable gardening resources.
  4. Marshalls Garden: Our partnership with Marshalls, a leading name in the gardening industry known for its superior seeds and plants, has been instrumental in helping our community grow thriving gardens.
  5. Miracle-Gro: Working with Miracle-Gro, a globally recognized brand for plant care products, has allowed us to offer our community the best plant nutrition.
  6. Spider Farmer: Our collaboration with Spiderfarmer, a leading provider of advanced LED grow lights, has helped our community optimize its indoor gardening setups.
  7. Thompson and Morgan: We are proud to partner with Thompson and Morgan, one of the UK’s largest mail-order seed and plant companies, known for their wide range of gardening products. This partnership has enabled us to bring diverse seeds and plants to our community, enhancing their gardening experiences.

These partnerships reflect our commitment to providing our community with the best resources and advice. We’re proud to work with these organizations that share our passion for gardening and our mission to make gardening accessible and enjoyable for all.

Testimonials

At Simplify Gardening, we take immense pride in the positive feedback we receive from our community. We’re thrilled to share some of the wonderful testimonials we’ve received from gardeners who have benefited from our resources and advice. These testimonials reflect our commitment to providing valuable, practical, accessible gardening information.

We’re also proud to have a 5-star rating on Google, a testament to our high-quality content and services. Please take a moment to browse the testimonials below to see what our community members say about their experiences with Simplify Gardening.

5 Star Google Review From Nakita Duncan
5 Star Google Review From Georgina Walsh

If you’d like to read more about what our community members have to say, you can check out all our 5-star Google reviews. Please take a moment to browse the testimonials below to see what our community members say about their experiences with Simplify Gardening.

Editorial Guidelines

Simplify Gardening is dedicated to delivering superior, impartial, and expert-driven content on all facets of gardening. We believe in the power of authentic human connection, so we ensure skilled humans, not AI software, write our content.

Our proficient writers and editors adhere to rigorous standards in creating and reviewing every piece of content. This meticulous process includes checks on readability, formatting, spelling and grammar, photo quality, and inclusive language and imagery usage.

We take immense pride in presenting content that informs, inspires, and empowers. Our commitment to quality and integrity underscores every word we publish. For more detailed information, please refer to our editorial guidelines.

FAQ’s

  1. Who is the founder of Simplify Gardening? Tony O’Neill, a passionate gardener and dedicated firefighter, founded Simplify Gardening.
  2. What is the mission of Simplify Gardening? Our mission is to empower individuals of all experience levels to discover the joy and benefits of gardening. We strive to provide accessible, accurate, and practical information that guides gardeners through every step of their journey, from planning to harvest.
  3. What awards has Simplify Gardening won? Our founder and chief editor, Tony O’Neill, was bestowed the prestigious Ezoic Publisher of the Year award in 2021.
  4. What books have Tony O’Neill authored? Tony O’Neill has authored two essential gardening books, “Composting Masterclass” and “Your First Vegetable Garden,” with a third, “Veggie Gardening with a Side of Science,” soon to be unveiled in 2024.
  5. How can I contact Simplify Gardening? You can contact us through the contact form on our contact page or at tony@simplifygardening.com. You can also connect with us on our social media platforms.
  6. What social media platforms are Simplify Gardening on? Simplify Gardening is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, TikTok, and LinkedIn.
  7. What are Simplify Gardening’s plans? Simplify Gardening is on a dynamic trajectory of growth and evolution. We aim to be the ultimate guide in the gardening world and envision Simplify Gardening as the definitive hub for all gardening-related information.

Get In Touch With Us

We’d be delighted to hear from you if you want to contact us at Simplify Gardening! Feel free to use the contact form available on our contact page. If you prefer a more direct approach, I’m always reachable at tony@simplifygardening.com. For our social butterflies, we’re just a click away on our social media platforms, linked below. We look forward to connecting with you!

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