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Landscaping IDEAS with Pea Gravel
January 15, 2020

Landscaping IDEAS with Pea Gravel

Swipe to view slides European Gardens in York, SC Elaine M. Johnson Landscape Design in Centerville, MA Charles C Hugo Landscape Design in South Berwick, ME At first glance, gravel driveways appear quite simple - grade the ground flat, spread some gravel and start using it. Well, it turns out there is more than meets the eye. Adam Heath, Design Director for Mid…

Landscaping Edging IDEAS with Stone
January 13, 2020

Landscaping Edging IDEAS with Stone

Edging makes your landscape look complete and it also serves an important practical purpose. It keeps individual elements from intruding on each other s space. The key is not to overdo it – too much edging can interrupt the flow of your garden. In addition, edging is prone to damage if it s used in a frequently mowed part of your yard. Determine Where Edging…

Landscaping Ideas for hills
January 11, 2020

Landscaping Ideas for hills

Dream Big. Dream Small. We Love Them All. Designers are the secret behind great landscaping. It’s the years of learning, experience and listening that make the difference between a nice yard and extraordinary landscaping. It doesn’t matter what size the project is, our designers are here to create just what you had in mind. Come meet them. Jerry Epping, Landscape…

Landscaping IDEAS Around House
January 7, 2020

Landscaping IDEAS Around House

The idea is simple: Foundation plants should enhance your home, make it more welcoming, and tie it to the surrounding landscape. Unfortunately, these house-hugging plantings frequently consist of stiff evergreen shrubs that do little for the house they adorn. Even worse, they re often sheared into something closer to green loaves of bread than to anything found…

Garden Landscape Ideas
January 5, 2020

Garden Landscape Ideas

Shop Garden Décor Whether it’s for your yard, garden or patio, there are infinite accessories to enhance your outdoor space. Check out this curated collection of décor that will make your space truly unique. Veggie Garden Guide Use this infographic to find out when, where and what vegetables to plant in your garden. Get tips for garden orientation, size and irrigation…

Japanese Landscaping Ideas
January 3, 2020

Japanese Landscaping Ideas

Asian Landscape Style Guide Use this design sheet to help you create the perfect Asian landscape. You ll get ideas for color, décor, materials, plants and fabric. It is a great starting point for any landscaping project. Asian Landscape Style Guide (PDF) Traditional Japanese gardens are designed for peaceful contemplation. They draw heavily on Buddhist, Shinto…

Landscape Lighting Ideas
January 1, 2020

Landscape Lighting Ideas

Landscape Lighting Inspiration Gallery With a project like landscape lighting, it s sometimes hard to know what to do or where to start. The slideshow below helps you to better understand your options and visualize the impact outdoor lighting can have on your home. See Your Landscape in a New Light 1. Observe your landscape. Which two areas or architectural features…

Tree Landscape Ideas
December 30, 2019

Tree Landscape Ideas

Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd Bryce Tarling Great landscape design focuses on user experience In a past life, I spent my summers doing landscape maintenance and construction. While much of the work was fairly routine—pushing lawnmowers and trimming hedges—I developed a keen eye for working with greenspaces in my community. Now that I work for a company that specializes…

Natural Landscaping Ideas
December 26, 2019

Natural Landscaping Ideas

Elegantly organized by season, this lyrical yet practical guide to backyard restoration gardening celebrates the beauty, the challenges, and the rewards of growing native plants at home. Judith Larner Lowry, winner of the prestigious John Burroughs award, here builds on themes from her best-selling Gardening with a Wild Heart, which introduced restoration gardening…

School Landscaping Ideas
December 22, 2019

School Landscaping Ideas

The school complex should appear to be a unified development, not a haphazard collection of buildings, play fields, and parking lots. To achieve this, the landscape architect will use the site survey plan in locating the various facilities you have decided to incorporate in your school complex on the site. The relationship between the building and the space surrounding…

Stone Landscape Edging Ideas
December 20, 2019

Stone Landscape Edging Ideas

Edging creates clean, crisp lines between beds and other areas. It is most visible between a lawn and the adjoining garden, but landscape edging can define a flower border, a shrub bed, or the transition from a patio to the surrounding garden. It emphasizes the lines of beds, and it leads the eye to the next garden focal point. From a practical standpoint, landscape…

Landscaping IDEAS with Water Features
December 18, 2019

Landscaping IDEAS with Water Features

You ve seen them on TV: huge, complex water features, with high-cost fountains, installed by skilled landscape designers. Rather daunting, aren t they? You want something cool and soothing for your own landscaping, but just a small water feature, you say? A cheap, low-maintenance garden fountain whose gurgling sound will soothe those frayed nerves when you pull…

Sloped Landscaping IDEAS
December 14, 2019

Sloped Landscaping IDEAS

The right landscaping can transform any yard into a peaceful oasis. However, landscaping on a hill presents its own set of challenges. Fortunately, there are a number of excellent ideas for landscape designing on a hill. Disclaimer: If your landscape is dangerously steep, consider hiring a professional. Do not put yourself in unnecessary danger. Planning Before…

Fire Pit Landscaping IDEAS Pictures
December 12, 2019

Fire Pit Landscaping IDEAS Pictures

Fire pits are an excellent way to keep the fun going in your backyard long after dark. Instead of an unsightly dirt fire pit, make this new social hub an asset to your yard by building a handsome fire pit. It’s easy to do — we’ll show you how! When selecting and building your fire pit, make sure you avoid using wet stones. If you are using river rocks, be sure…

Corner Landscaping Ideas
December 8, 2019

Corner Landscaping Ideas

Basic corner lot landscaping layouts like this are the common majority. A dominant lawn area and some foundation plantings fill in most of the space. It s a fairly carefree yard which would require periodic hedge trimming, weeding the flower beds, and scheduled lawn mowing. The large tree is out of place and as a lone specimen, is distracting. Rather than accent…

Landscaping IDEAS Using Gravel
December 6, 2019

Landscaping IDEAS Using Gravel

There are all kinds of creative solutions to landscape problems. Dry areas or spaces with natural dips in the topography benefit from gravel gardens. What is a gravel garden? These spaces are not only covered with gravel mulch but also host a variety of plants or even a pond. There is a wide range of gravel garden plants that combine hardiness with tolerance…

Railroad Ties Landscaping Ideas
November 30, 2019

Railroad Ties Landscaping Ideas

You Bet Your Garden Question of the Week © 2017 Mike McGrath Note: Hundreds of Mike s informative articles are available (in alphabetical order!) right here at the Gardens Alive website. To find Mike s answers to your specific garden problem, on raised beds—found under the letter R). You can use non-dyed wood chips or bark mulch to cover the two-foot-wide walking…

Cactus Landscaping Ideas
November 22, 2019

Cactus Landscaping Ideas

If you are planning to landscape your property or just have a corner of your yard that you would like to make-over into a more natural, appealing landscape, here are some tips I have gleaned from the experts over the years. Great examples of these concepts in practice can be seen in much of the new landscaping at the Desert Botanical Garden entrance and around…

Simple Landscape IDEAS for Front of House
November 20, 2019

Simple Landscape IDEAS for Front of House

The front yard is the first impression your home will make. Our photos of simple landscaping ideas will help you reach perfection for your outdoor design. We have many pictures of designs that fit all types of personal style preferences. Frontyard landscaping is one of the easiest DIY home designer projects for your home. From design plans with new fresh flowers…

Landscaping IDEAS for Cape COD Style Home
November 14, 2019

Landscaping IDEAS for Cape COD Style Home

Cape Cod, the cape in eastern Massachusetts is the birthplace of the Cape Cod design style that has spread throughout the country. The homes are meant to blend into the landscape, however, still stand out with their charming character. The original Cape Cod home was built to endure harsh weather conditions; carefully placed within their surroundings, they are…

Small Courtyard Landscaping IDEAS
November 6, 2019

Small Courtyard Landscaping IDEAS

Create a complete, home oasis with front yard and backyard landscaping. With a custom, intimate courtyard design, your outdoor dream can become a reality. A custom designed courtyard can provide a central area for your family to enjoy. Courtyards allow you to feel the open, fresh air while still providing the privacy of surrounding walls. Some courtyard designs…

Curb Appeal Landscaping IDEAS
November 4, 2019

Curb Appeal Landscaping IDEAS

Consider the house. Lots of people look at the size of the lawn or the shape and slope of the front yard, but many people forget a critical consideration in landscaping for curb appeal. Rule No. 1, and the one that I see ignored a lot, is that - far and away - the most enormous thing in the garden is your house,says Leslie Land, author of The New York Times…

Edible Landscaping Ideas
November 2, 2019

Edible Landscaping Ideas

By I don’t dream of owning my own land. The very thought of tilling, sowing, and managing a large plot of land makes me hyperventilate. Throw in the idea of milking cows and herding pigs, and I just get overwhelmed. Sure, it sounds great, but I’m not entirely sure this is God’s path for my family. At least not right now, and that’s okay! However, I do want to…

Garden Landscaping IDEAS Low Maintenance
October 31, 2019

Garden Landscaping IDEAS Low Maintenance

Question: We need a more low maintenance garden! Currently we maintain and care for our yard. However, it continues to present a maintenance challenge… we seem to waste a lot of time mowing the yard or operating the weed eater. Do you have any suggestions or ideas, to make the landscaping more low maintenance, easier and less time consuming? Kelly, Douglasville…

Great Landscape Ideas
October 29, 2019

Great Landscape Ideas

“How to Find the Right Landscape Architect for YOU…” *Face it, why take a chance on a landscape architect who isn’t from your area? Small changes in weather patterns may not seem significant, but your plantings surely notice everything, as they are constantly exposed to the outdoor elements. Experience should also be an enormous factor when choosing these professionals…

Landscaping Ideas Image
October 23, 2019

Landscaping Ideas Image

Front Porch and Front Yard Landscaping Ideas Our landscaping pictures will undoubtedly give many ideas for your own yard. Not only will our home landscaping photos highlight beautiful yards but will also show you some fantastic porches as well. Landscaping around your porch can increase your home s curb appeal, be environmentally friendly, and give you hours…

Japanese Garden Landscaping Ideas
October 19, 2019

Japanese Garden Landscaping Ideas

The Center, formerly the Institute, is a new educational initiative of the Portland Japanese Garden. We seek to provide a place in North America for learning the skills and techniques for creating and stewarding Japanese Gardens ( waza ) while acquainting students with the cultural heart and soul ( kokoro ) of Japanese garden arts. The Center employs an educational…

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