Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard Flower Beds
Front Yard / April 19, 2018

Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard Flower Beds

Upon arriving at the entrance of this residence, you are met with the unsightly view of electrical controls of the next-door neighbor’s gate. On the opposite side of the driveway, a woodland, although promising, was filled with briars and poison ivy. In the shaded front-yard bed, sun-loving plants had died and those left were not thriving in soil that had become worn…

Cottage Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard
Front Yard / April 17, 2018

Cottage Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard

A naturalistic pond is planted with aquatic plants to give the property an authentic cottage garden feel. Lush Green Outdoor Garden with Bronze Statues A trio of bronze girl statues stand in an idyllic garden where trees, ornamental shrubs, grasses, and white flowering plants are abundantly growing. String Lights and Lanterns Illuminate Garden String up lights and…

Retaining Wall Landscaping IDEAS
Ideas / April 15, 2018

Retaining Wall Landscaping IDEAS

Retaining walls are practical and beautiful elements to include in a landscape. They can help solve a variety of problems and offer unique planting opportunities as well. A retaining wall can be a good do-it-yourself project for a variety of skill levels. Get started on yours with our retaining wall ideas. Retaining walls are most often used to help hold back a slope;…

DIY Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas
Backyard / April 13, 2018

DIY Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas

The award-winning Paradise Lot takes a behind-the-scenes look at how two plant geeks transformed a desolate urban backyard into a permaculture paradise. At the same time, the pair were hoping to each find their own Eve for this special garden adventure. They succeeded on both fronts–creating an urban, food-producing oasis on a tenth of an acre, and finding life partners…

Landscaping IDEAS for Downward Sloping Backyard
Modern Landscaping / April 11, 2018

Landscaping IDEAS for Downward Sloping Backyard

If you re researching French drains, you re probably already facing some drainage issues and looking to learn more about what types of problems a French drain can solve and whether one is right for your property. Depending on where you live, your home s most important drain may not be located in your kitchen or your bathroom. In fact, it may not be part of your indoor…

Modern Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard
Front Yard / April 9, 2018

Modern Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard

1. Plan for the future with properly positioned young trees. Once trees reach groundwater, they can thrive with little to no assistance. And in a mostly dry yard, trees provide greenery and shade. Just be sure to consult with knowledgeable staff at a local nursery (or call an arborist) to find out which trees will do well in your region. Also consider the mature…

Pool Landscaping IDEAS for Small Backyard
Pool Landscaping / April 7, 2018

Pool Landscaping IDEAS for Small Backyard

Share Email Small plunge pools design ideas are the perfect option for people who have limited outdoor space. This type of pool will give you an authentic experience even if you have the smallest backyard and you will be able to take advantage of the many benefits that these pools provide. We shall look at different plunge pool designs, the pros and cons, the many…

Landscaping IDEAS for the Backyard
Modern Landscaping / April 5, 2018

Landscaping IDEAS for the Backyard

A dog or dogs happily romping in the backyard is a classic dog-owner dream. Achieving this, though, takes more thought than just sending your dog out in the yard and hoping for the best. Take the time to make sure your yard provides your dog with the amenities he or she needs and loves. Fortunately, pet-friendly yard amenities are also great for people as well. 1…

Simple Pool Landscaping IDEAS
Pool Landscaping / April 3, 2018

Simple Pool Landscaping IDEAS

If you’re thinking about adding a swimming pool to your property, or if you’re already the owner of a pool and want to make it more attractive, here are a few landscape design ideas that will help you make your pool a visual asset to your home. Want to make a landscape plan for your pool? Consider your swimming pool to be a bull s-eye in the center of a dartboard…

Italy Cypress Landscape Design
Landscape Design / April 1, 2018

Italy Cypress Landscape Design

Italian Cypress | Hedge Trees | Moon Valley Nurseries Italian Cypress, botanical name Cupressus sempervirens Glauca , brings a stately, formal look to any landscape. Native to southern Europe and Western Asia, Italian Cypress trees are an excellent choice for planting in tight areas. Featuring a narrow, columnar form, these evergreen trees are commonly seen planted…

Landscape Design Pool Areas
Pool Landscaping / March 30, 2018

Landscape Design Pool Areas

Pools are often a major landscape focal point; however, they are still a part of the “whole”. The pool itself has an obvious purpose, but, the pool area serves much more than just as a place to swim in the summer. They are a place to gather in or around and can complement the conceptual environment of your house and landscape. Design To Enhance Your Landscape Whatever…

Terraced Backyard Landscaping IDEAS
Modern Landscaping / March 28, 2018

Terraced Backyard Landscaping IDEAS

This is a project very near and dear to my heart. A few years ago, my husband decided that he was tired of mowing our sloped lawn in his golf shoes. He had already lost the lawnmower once or twice when it pulled away from him and shot down the slope into the fence. He decided enough was enough. And even though we had many offers to videotape him doing this incredible…

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas with Mulch
Front Yard / March 26, 2018

Front Yard Landscaping Ideas with Mulch

Grass is tough. Because it s brown most of the year and seemingly barely making it, that it would be easy to kill. Maybe put some mulch on top, and then some new plants. Well, you re wrong. St. Augustine grass, which made up my front lawn, is a fearsome foe. Just throwing mulch on top of it will make it come back stronger next spring. So I needed to get tough too…

Easy Landscaping Ideas Backyard
Backyard / March 24, 2018

Easy Landscaping Ideas Backyard

Backyard Vegetable Garden Simple Maintenance: doing less, expecting more A backyard vegetable garden should be an asset, not a burden. Watering, weeding, fertilizing and similar chores can be kept to a minimum if the beds are properly prepared and well-mulched. Low-maintenance gardens are the only way to keep the fun in gardening, and low-maintenance techniques can…

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