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Easy Landscaping IDEAS for Beginners
June 17, 2017

Easy Landscaping IDEAS for Beginners

Homeowners can quickly tire of the way their yard is landscaped – or maybe not even landscaped at all. Everyone wants a pretty, well-kept yard that looks planned. So what if you’ve never landscaped before? Many people are scared to try it themselves, thinking that landscaping is best left up to professionals. Good news: it’s not! There are plenty of simple ways…

Landscaping IDEAS for Wooded Area
November 30, 2012

Landscaping IDEAS for Wooded Area

Buying a cottage on Cape Cod was the homeowners dream but the weedy, wooded, spider- and mosquito-filled lot had become a nightmare. After: Dream Realized Chris Lambton and crew push back the wilderness and clear the weeds and fallen, rotting trees then extend the deck to create designated dining and food prep areas. Insect-repellant flowers and herbs, like…

Back Yard Landscaping Ideas
April 17, 2013

Back Yard Landscaping Ideas

If your home is your castle, but the area right outside looks like a blackened, scarred landscape worthy of a medieval battle scene, you know you have work to do. Your home s landscape wasn t meant to be abandoned, abused and neglected; it s an asset. In fact, a functional, beautiful yard can increase a property s value by as much as 20 percent [source: Colorado…

DIY Landscaping IDEAS for Small Yards
August 23, 2016

DIY Landscaping IDEAS for Small Yards

Small yard landscaping is no easy task. Despite less surface area, homeowners, or apartment owners who want a flashy curb appeal, need to work that much harder to make their yards stand out. Fear not, as there are five easy and simple small yard landscaping tips you can do to make sure your home or apartment doesn’t get lost in the neighborhood chatter. Add Flowers…

Sloping Garden Landscaping IDEAS
December 12, 2012

Sloping Garden Landscaping IDEAS

A Birmingham, Ala., couple couldn’t believe their luck when a larger townhome down the street came up for sale. Before moving, they wanted to have both the new front yard and new backyard redesigned and landscape plans drawn. The busy professional couple were not gardeners, so low maintenance was a priority. They wanted year-round good looks, so evergreens were…

Landscaping Ideas with Rock
November 29, 2010

Landscaping Ideas with Rock

If you own outdoor power equipment, you owe it to yourself and your yard to use them in the best ways possible. But it’s easy to let your equipment sit in storage with no idea what to do with it. You have the tools, you just need some inspiration to make your yard the envy of the neighborhood—and to do it quickly and easily. Edge Around Your Lawn A string trimmer…

Neighborhood Entrance Landscaping IDEAS
January 17, 2016

Neighborhood Entrance Landscaping IDEAS

Front Yard Infographic Having trouble remembering the width of a driveway gate? Not sure how much space you need for parking? Wondering how wide to make your front walkway? Find all these dimensions and more on this handy infographic featuring common front yard elements. Front Yard Dimensions (PDF) Traditionally, front yards serve two main purposes: providing…

Pea Gravel Landscaping IDEAS
September 28, 2016

Pea Gravel Landscaping IDEAS

Hard yet soft ― these seemingly contradictory qualities are part of gravel s appeal. Durable enough to cover paths, terraces, and driveways, gravel conveys a softer mood than most other types of paving, says Susan Calhoun, garden designer for the Bainbridge Island, Washington. It feels more organic than pavers or brick,says Calhoun, who prefers to limit the…

Landscaping Block Walls IDEAS
July 15, 2016

Landscaping Block Walls IDEAS

The blocks for this project have a locking flange — which makes the installation easy. The interlocking blocks can be used to build walls up to 28 inches high. Follow the block manufacturer s instructions concerning wall height limits. Plan your layout. Avoid having downspouts pointed at the retaining wall and, if it s against the house, keep soil and mulch well…

Small Garden Landscaping IDEAS UK
November 27, 2016

Small Garden Landscaping IDEAS UK

What are some great garden ideas & garden designs? Everyone has an idea in their head about what makes their dream garden. You should always keep the conditions of the land in mind, as well as their own personal preference and taste. You can inject a “feel-good” factor into your garden design to help it feel welcoming and inviting to both you and your…

Xeriscape Landscaping Ideas
August 11, 2015

Xeriscape Landscaping Ideas

Until recently, water conservation was strictly an issue facing the dry western states. But as our population grows, the existing water supply may not keep pace with increasing demands elsewhere. Whether this is related to drought or inadequate delivery infrastructure, it is now a more widespread challenge. With efforts to live green with greater sensitivity…

French Drain Landscaping IDEAS
March 18, 2013

French Drain Landscaping IDEAS

What are French drains? When are they useful? How do you install them? If your neighbor s land stands at a higher elevation than yours, you may be experiencing problems with excessive moisture on your property. Water from your neighbor s property may be running down the slope (just one of the challenges of landscaping on a hill) and spilling onto your property…

Victorian Landscaping Ideas
March 8, 2016

Victorian Landscaping Ideas

Before starting on your new landscape design, survey your area and make some notes; you cannot concretely consider certain landscape decorating ideas unless you identify what kind of climate you are living in, how much you are willing to spend and how much space you have to work with. Additionally, as you browse several Victorian landscape ideas and landscape…

Landscaping IDEAS for Front of Home
December 27, 2015

Landscaping IDEAS for Front of Home

Successful landscaping goes well beyond a beautiful lawn. See 12 pro tips for showing off your front yard. By Larry Bilotti Your front yard, regardless of its size, plays an important role in your home’s overall curb appeal. Your landscaping, however, goes well beyond just a beautiful lawn. It should take into account the style and size of your house, how it’s…

Flower Bed Landscaping Ideas
July 24, 2015

Flower Bed Landscaping Ideas

Imagine a gorgeous flower garden drenched with color from early spring to the first frost of autumn. A daydream, you say? Not anymore! This flower garden design fills the wish list of amateur and expert gardeners alike with … Constant color: Spring flowers and foliage in burgundy, pink, and blue give way to yellow, orange, blue, and ebony for summer and autumn…

Landscape Brick Wall Ideas
June 26, 2010

Landscape Brick Wall Ideas

Swipe to view slides The combination of used brick and weeping mortar joints used in this older home was extended to this retaining wall that brings the front entry patio up to grade with the front door. This irregular technique is a remnant of Arts and Crafts brickwood where the irregular setting of bricks and the extruded mortar was a desirable feature. The…

Narrow Yard Landscaping IDEAS
April 1, 2016

Narrow Yard Landscaping IDEAS

“Blah.” Does that word or something like it come into your mind when you gaze out at your yard? If it does, perhaps the next word should be thinking is: “landscaping.” That can mean everything from a modest do-it-yourself makeover to calling in a pro to make substantial changes. Whichever you choose, the first step is dreaming and planning, landscape designers…

Landscape Garden Ideas Small Garden
February 20, 2014

Landscape Garden Ideas Small Garden

New to gardening? In the market for easy gardening tips? We re sharing all of the gardening basics you ll need to turn your backyard into a stunner. From drought gardening advice to recommendations on the best drought resistant flowers, make the most of the dry conditions in your backyard with these expert tips. Is your backyard throwing shade on your garden?…

Large Yard Landscaping Ideas
March 3, 2017

Large Yard Landscaping Ideas

Check the local nursery or home center and find out if there are fruit or nut trees, or berry producing shrubs and bushes that do well in your area. Here in the south, we have pecan trees, blueberries, and grapevines which are often used in landscaping and provide a food source for wildlife, as well as ingredients for favorite recipes. Choose the right plants…

Landscaping Ideas Around Concrete Patio
September 9, 2014

Landscaping Ideas Around Concrete Patio

If you re planning a patio, it s a sure bet you ve got plenty of patio landscaping ideas. It might even be the case that you have so many, you re overwhelmed by the options. Luckily, there are great options that can help you decide which patio landscaping ideas are best for your outdoor space s design. After exploring deck and patio design ideas, one of the first…

Mulch Landscape Ideas
July 6, 2016

Mulch Landscape Ideas

Learn the best way to choose plants, trees and mulch for your new landscape. Plants Southern Nevada is home to a broad cross-section of desert-friendly plants. A visit to one of our local demonstration gardens, such as the one found at the Springs Preserve, can give you a good idea of how these plants interplay in a landscape and provide inspiration. Our landscape…

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