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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…

Landscaping Ideas with Logging
September 29, 2019

Landscaping Ideas with Logging

In an outdoorsy context, the term, buck up refers to cutting a felled tree and its branches up into shorter lengths. One may use a sawbuck for the operation or simply prop up the wood to be cut on other logs. Either way, it is important to elevate the wood, so that the chain of your chainsaw does not come into contact with the ground. An example that will have…

Landscaping IDEAS Using Rocks and stones
September 27, 2019

Landscaping IDEAS Using Rocks and stones

Use stone to update, add interest to your landscape As nurseries around town fill with scrumptious, irresistible spring plants, be sure to plan before you plop. As you start filling in the holes left by the ravages of our two winter days that were colder than 21 degrees, evaluate your landscape. Successful landscape design includes not only the plants but also…

Landscaping IDEAS North Texas
September 17, 2019

Landscaping IDEAS North Texas

Texas Superstar Plants identifies superior landscape plants for Texas. Combining the expertise of university and industry leaders, the cooperative program also promotes their introduction in the marketplace. With input from Texas A&M University horticulturists, nursery professionals, growers, arboretum and botanical garden representatives, and other experts…

Driveway Landscaping IDEAS Pictures
September 11, 2019

Driveway Landscaping IDEAS Pictures

Driveway is the part of house which leads towards the main building of house. To derive the attention of your guest’s driveway must be decorated well. I am here today with some easy driveway landscaping ideas by which you can decorate your drive way to make it more eye-catching. There are many ideas by which you can give new look to driveway. But before driveway…

Dog Friendly Landscaping IDEAS
September 7, 2019

Dog Friendly Landscaping IDEAS

As spring and summer approach, many pet parents are gearing up for much-needed lawn maintenance. Many problems were probably caused by Fido – destructive digging, jumping, and going potty take their toll on grass yards. Most homes aren’t what pet parents would call dog-friendly: low fences, exposed dirt to dig up, and potentially poisonous plants. A dog friendly…

Tropical Plants Landscaping IDEAS
September 3, 2019

Tropical Plants Landscaping IDEAS

In the 90s, Jack Rice took a business trip to Kauai with his wife, Kathy. Almost as soon as their plane touched down, the couple fell wildly in love with the Islands. Over the next few years, the couple frequently returned to Hawaii with their sons, John and Matt, ultimately visiting all the major Islands. Kathy took up hula dancing; Jack fantasized about buying…

Pebble Landscaping Ideas
August 16, 2019

Pebble Landscaping Ideas

Look for some ideas to bring another new look to backyard, pebbles for landscaping ideas are worth mentioning. It is no longer a secret that the addition of natural stones can elevate the beauty of backyard. However, the only problem is that stones like stones pavers and stones blocks are pricey which makes pebbles become wise option for homeowners on budget…

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