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Landscaping IDEAS for Steep Slope
September 8, 2020

Landscaping IDEAS for Steep Slope

Learn how I create planting designs for my clients. Discover great, useful tips and ideas. Landscaping steep slopes can be a challenge. Your house may be at a higher elevation with your land sloping down and away from it. Your land might also slope towards your house, your house being at a low point. When landscaping steep slopes in this situation, proper drainage…

Front Walk Landscaping Ideas
September 5, 2020

Front Walk Landscaping Ideas

A gentle curve obscures the path ahead, inviting further exploration. The other pleasure of this garden, designed by Jeff Allen: The path is lined with soft, fragrant plants that invite you to brush up against them. The Best Approach The most appealing front walkways are wide enough for two people to walk side by side comfortably. This patterned walk, designed…

Driveway Landscaping Ideas Photos
September 3, 2020

Driveway Landscaping Ideas Photos

For designs where the driveway is far from the front door (or even if it is not!), you can insert parking where the walk would begin. What does this do? This brings you closer to the front door. Parking is created where there might have not been room. It creates a courtyard like setting. You can outline the parking area with edgings for interest. To see how…

Mondo Grass Landscaping IDEAS
September 1, 2020

Mondo Grass Landscaping IDEAS

Before describing black mondo grass (picture above) and providing information about its care, I feel obliged to offer some clarification regarding the names of this and similar plants, such as lilyturf. Monkey grass is a moniker that you ll hear in this context, a fact that can confuse folks as to precisely what plant we re talking about. That s why serious-minded…

Single Family Home Landscaping Ideas
August 30, 2020

Single Family Home Landscaping Ideas

What goes into a Residential Landscape Design? Darbi uses art and science to improve your home landscape design. Her aim is for a visually appealing, functional ecosystem – a landscape design that considers what’s best for you and the environment. Single family homes and residential communities make up the vast portion of the built environment. To make the most…

Artificial Grass Landscaping IDEAS
August 28, 2020

Artificial Grass Landscaping IDEAS

Swipe to view slides Artificial turf requires no water or ongoing maintenance to continue looking good. Since you don’t need to water or mow, you can create skinny strips or tight curves that might be difficult to maintain using living grass. Artificial turf comes on a roll, so circles and curves cost more because you still need to pay for the corners you cut…

Front Flower Beds Landscaping IDEAS
August 24, 2020

Front Flower Beds Landscaping IDEAS

Welcome guests with front yard plantings that complement your home. Include blooming plants to create an eye-catching display right outside your door that makes coming home a treat. Typically, entry gardens include a mix of foundation plantings, walkway beds and driveway borders. Spice up these practical, needful gardens with clever design elements to make your…

Front Walkway Landscaping IDEAS
August 18, 2020

Front Walkway Landscaping IDEAS

This classic front yard walkway leads from the driveway to the front porch. Elaine M. Johnson Landscape Design in Centerville, MA. Walkways are an important part of front yard landscaping. A beautiful walkway will greatly enhance your home s curb appeal and provide a way for you and guests to get to your front door. You ll want the walkway to look nice and be…

Landscaping Ideas Walkways and Paths
August 16, 2020

Landscaping Ideas Walkways and Paths

Because access is necessary in most yards and landscapes, a garden path or walkway is generally a necessary hardscape element in most plans. And since it s possible to build one out of most materials such as gravel, concrete, flagstone, pavers, or bricks, you have an opportunity to be creative as well as budget minded and cost effective. In many instances, adding…

Landscaping Lighting Ideas
August 6, 2020

Landscaping Lighting Ideas

When it comes to lighting your landscape, a little goes a long way. That s because your eyes need less light outdoors than they do indoors in order to see light, shadow, and pattern. To plan your outdoor lighting, walk around your yard at night, envision how and when you want to use your spaces, and rely on these tips. The Basics How light is seen during the…

Driveway Entry Landscaping IDEAS
August 2, 2020

Driveway Entry Landscaping IDEAS

Install along the walkway from your driveway to your entry doors to ensure a safe walk for you and your guests. Can illuminate a stairway, dark garage or entry. Discourage intruders and light the way for you and your family when you return home after dark. Position LED flood lights at least 9 feet from the ground so they cast a wide cone of light and are not…

Landscape Ideas for Privacy
July 31, 2020

Landscape Ideas for Privacy

Many homeowners use their porches, decks, and yards as extensions of their living space. To feel at ease, however, they need privacy. Walls and fences create privacy, but can be off-putting and expensive. ‘Living screens, ’ methods of landscaping for privacy, provide another alternative. When creating a living privacy fence, make sure to pick plants that are…

Nautical Landscaping Ideas
July 25, 2020

Nautical Landscaping Ideas

If you’ve ever wondered if you could pull together a nautical decorating theme in your home, have no fear; you’ll find lots of ideas here! We’ll give you plenty of suggestions and show you how to use nautical accessories to decorate your kitchen, bathroom, living room and bedroom. Living Room Seaside Décor There are so many opportunities to let your creativity…

Landscaping with Large Rocks IDEAS
July 21, 2020

Landscaping with Large Rocks IDEAS

A few large boulders placed close together can be used as seating or accent pieces. Large boulders create boundaries in the yard, and add height and texture to make flat yards more appealing. The main problem with importing boulders to a new location is integrating them with the surroundings so they appear native to the ground. A random large boulder looks out…

Front Entrance Landscaping IDEAS
July 17, 2020

Front Entrance Landscaping IDEAS

Change the look of the garden throughout the year. Give your entry garden seasonal updates with bulbs in spring, annuals in summer, mums in fall and evergreens for winter. Containers can be moved around to alter the look of the garden. At the home of Rob Saba and Mark Hogan in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., mums (Chrysanthemum), ornamental kale (Brassica oleracea) and…

Landscaping IDEAS on a Budget
July 15, 2020

Landscaping IDEAS on a Budget

Landscaping on a budget does not have to entail settling for a shabby-looking yard. From plants to patios, from window boxes to water features, learn how to save money while designing an attractive yard from the resources linked to below. 1. Save Money by Reducing Lawn Size Many homeowners obsess over controlling lawn weeds, and their obsession drives them to…

Landscaping Along Fence IDEAS
July 11, 2020

Landscaping Along Fence IDEAS

Curving landscaping lines help soften your straight fence line. A fence offers privacy in your backyard as well as a barrier to keep pets or kids in while ensuring unwanted guests - human or otherwise - remain on the other side. Fences also offer a landscaping opportunity in your yard, allowing you to define the area and bring life and color to the edges of your…

Courtyard Landscape Ideas
July 9, 2020

Courtyard Landscape Ideas

For customers who live in the city or may not have a lot of excess space to work with, a good solution for their green craving is a courtyard . Courtyard gardens feature a space enclosed by buildings or walls on three or four sides, or it can be a confined yard that is surrounded by houses with an opening off a street. The size of a courtyard can range from as…

Bush Ideas for Landscaping
July 3, 2020

Bush Ideas for Landscaping

One of the biggest nutritional powerhouses that you can eat comes in a very small package. Blueberries are packed with more cancer-fighting, anti-aging, eyesight-saving and disease-fighting antioxidants than foods like spinach and salmon. New plant varieties make growing blueberries even easier than before. Sure, they re the pie-inspiring, cereal-topping, muffin-mixing…

Light Post Landscaping Ideas
June 29, 2020

Light Post Landscaping Ideas

Q: What does suitable for damp locations mean? A: Suitable for damp locations means that a fixture can be used indoors, but should not be used in areas where it would have direct contact with water. The primary indoor example would of course be the bathroom. Damp simply means it can be around water, but not directly exposed. In the context of using a damp rated…

Terrace Landscaping Ideas
June 27, 2020

Terrace Landscaping Ideas

When faced with challenging grades, terracing is often the only solution. In this San Marcos, Calif. backyard, the pool and spa were terraced into a hillside. The spa sits high up in the yard and takes advantage of great views, while the pool is down low where the property begins to naturally level out. The backyard of this Thousand Oaks, Calif. home consists…

Landscape Ideas for Michigan
June 25, 2020

Landscape Ideas for Michigan

The housing market in S.E. Michigan may not be as robust as it was in the mid-90 s, but that doesn t mean you can t still build equity in your home. Some Michigan residents have decided to sell and relocate, while the remaining balance of homeowners have decided to Stay Put. Either way, considering landscaping improvements can both add equity, marketability and…

Lava Rock Landscaping Ideas
June 9, 2020

Lava Rock Landscaping Ideas

· Get fresh new gardening tips created by hundreds of gardeners worldwide · Gain access to hundreds of Free articles, tips, ideas, pictures and everything gardening · How to Videos for DIY Gardening Projects This past summer, we decided we would begin the task working on one bed at a time. We enlisted the help of the children to make the task go faster. As I…

Garden Beds Landscaping Ideas
June 7, 2020

Garden Beds Landscaping Ideas

This dwarf evergreen garden bed looks great year-round. And, once established, it takes less maintenance and watering than a typical flowerbed. Call it beauty without the bother. Starting with a bare landscape, we flanked the steps with dwarf blue spruce topiaries in matching allen + roth fiberglass containers (#606050). After planting an assortment of evergreens…

Ideas for Landscaping a Hill
May 30, 2020

Ideas for Landscaping a Hill

5 stars Anonymous Featured review I hadn t expected my property to be so completely transformed in just one day, but it happened right before my eyes thanks to the Birch Hill guys. The crew was just outstanding from start to finish. What a pleasant group of gentlemen to be around. Carlo, Paco and the crew leader whose name I didn t get were terrific. Barry and…

Landscaping IDEAS for Large Yards
May 22, 2020

Landscaping IDEAS for Large Yards

A lush, green lawn is both practical and gorgeous. But it has its disadvantages: it needs constant watering, frequent fertilizing, and regular mowing to stay looking nice. With all of the maintenance, it can start to feel like owning a lawn is less relaxing than it should be. These lawn-free landscapes are just as lovely as grass turf, with a fraction of the…

Home Remodeling – worth considering
May 21, 2020

Home Remodeling – worth considering

Have you thought about remodeling your house? If not, you should do it. House with remodeling - it is modern and original. Many people want to turn their home into the most comfortable and enjoyable place to live. Remodeling can unrecognizably change the appearance of the house. Nevertheless, it’s difficult to immediately decide on a change. Many questions arise…

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