Landscaping Shrubs and Bush Ideas
Ideas / September 23, 2018

Landscaping Shrubs and Bush Ideas

Many flowering shrubs attract birds with their berries and provide brilliant fall foliage. But they are perhaps at their best when blooming, during which time they can stand alone as specimens and serve as focal points in a landscape design. It is the splendor of their blooms that is the focus of these pictures of flowering shrubs. The bushes chosen for this list…

Small Space Landscape Ideas
Ideas / September 21, 2018

Small Space Landscape Ideas

Got a green thumb? Like do-it-yourself projects? These time-tested stormwater features will beautify your yard and fight pollution at the same time. Native Plants Native plants can provide an attractive, cost-effective and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional lawns and landscapes. In addition to providing valuable food and habitat for native butterflies…

Front House Landscape Design IDEAS
Landscape Design / September 19, 2018

Front House Landscape Design IDEAS

Free Landscape Design App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch • “When you’re planning a new garden, or considering a change to an established one, it can be difficult to visualize the results. This is where iScape comes in handy.” – The NY Times • “If you’re DIYing it, iScape Free makes it easy to plan out what to buy and how to put it all together. If you’re hiring…

Prairie Style Landscape Design
Landscape Design / September 17, 2018

Prairie Style Landscape Design

Developed in the late 19th and early 20th century, this regional approach to landscape design celebrated the open character, horizontal expanse, and native vegetation of the Midwest. Landscape spaces were organized as a sequence of outdoor rooms and views, emphasizing the interaction of sky and landscape. Horizontally-branched native trees and shrubs such as hawthorn…

Budget Backyard Landscaping Ideas
Backyard / September 15, 2018

Budget Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Landscaping your backyard isn t a simple task. Saving money on the project, however, can be. Saving money on landscaping doesn t always mean sacrificing on design, either. Using your materials wisely can result in a budget-friendly backyard escape. Patience is required, as saving money on your landscaping requires you to do much of the work and wait for good deals…

Japanese Backyard Landscaping Ideas
Backyard / September 13, 2018

Japanese Backyard Landscaping Ideas

Many Americans think of Japanese gardens in terms of either the famed gardens of Kyoto or display gardens in parks or botanic gardens here in the United States. But in Japan, small residential gardens are also beloved and ubiquitous, especially in dense urban areas. One common style, the tsuboniwa , is an internal courtyard garden that first came into vogue in the…

Hospital Landscape Design
Landscape Design / September 11, 2018

Hospital Landscape Design

Dallas, Texas In a joint partnership, Studio Outside and Ten Eyck Landscape Architects infused nature back into Dallas urban core with the restorative and adaptive landscape at the New Parkland Hospital. Using the ecosystem and plantings of the Texas Blackland Prairie, the design team created a resilient landscape that promotes healing and celebrates the beauty of…

Landscape Design Chandler Arizona
Landscape Design / September 9, 2018

Landscape Design Chandler Arizona

New home build. Need design and installation Landscaping Services Project in Sun Lakes 85248 We need our patio extended, plants moved and added and rock. Our backyard is a mess and pretty much dirt but has great fruit trees, palms and cactus. Irrigation Services Project in Gilbert 85298 VERIFIED BY A PROJECT SPECIALIST- Homeowner has a new construction home. He needs…

Landscaping IDEAS for Above Ground Pools
Pool Landscaping / September 7, 2018

Landscaping IDEAS for Above Ground Pools

Aboveground pools offer families the fun and relief from summer heat that inground pools do, but for a much cheaper cost. Unfortunately, a plain swimming pool in the center of the yard offers little in the way of landscaping charm. Splashing water can turn the soil around a pool into a muddy mess and bare ground next to the metal sides of the pool can make a relatively…

Tiered Backyard Landscaping IDEAS
Modern Landscaping / September 5, 2018

Tiered Backyard Landscaping IDEAS

Curved Stone Walls and Fences Add Depth to A Backyard s Platform Seating Area Tiers of stone walls and wooden fences add depth and layers to a backyard garden s sparsely planted shrubbery and topiary. A sloping natural stone formation draws the eye downward to a platform seating area where a fire pit of inlaid stonework complements a stone bench embedded with warm…

Sloped Backyard Landscaping IDEAS
Modern Landscaping / September 3, 2018

Sloped Backyard Landscaping IDEAS

Question: I have heard that a house with a sloped backyard is considered a bad feng shui house. Why is that? And are there good feng shui tips to improve our sloped backyard garden and create better feng shui around our house? Answer: A house with a sloped backyard is considered a challenging feng shui house because a sloped backyard leaves the house with no supporting…

Backyard with Fire Pit Landscaping Ideas
Backyard / September 1, 2018

Backyard with Fire Pit Landscaping Ideas

Planning An awesome backyard fire pit, outdoor fireplace, or any patio feature for that matter begins with a conversation. We strive to learn everything about what you want from your patio and landscape, not just how you want it to look, but how you’d like to enjoy it. It’s important to build something that matches the landscape as much as it matches you. Concepting…

Landscaping Ideas for Split Level Homes
Ideas / August 30, 2018

Landscaping Ideas for Split Level Homes

Back in the 1950s and ‘60s—when the USSR’s launch of Sputnik made outer space the new frontier, and the Beatles were transforming rock and roll music—the split-level home began to emerge on the American suburban landscape. At the time, the style appealed to a wide swath of buyers because it was a fresh design and it was grander than the modest bungalows that dominated…

Backyard Pool Design Landscaping Pools
Pool Landscaping / August 28, 2018

Backyard Pool Design Landscaping Pools

Create a seamless backyard with the right pool design, landscaping, lighting By Ron Coker Jr. When planning a pool, homeowners and pool builders alike want the end result to be a beautiful, seamless outdoor environment. And just what are the keys to a creating a balanced backyard? With the current trend toward complete backyard renovations, it s all about creating…

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