archiveApril 2018

Garden Landscaping Ideas on a Budget
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Garden Landscaping Ideas on a Budget

Stones, sand and gravel are predominant in a Zen garden. Zen is a specific path of Buddhism that emphasizes the importance of meditation and quiet contemplation, but you certainly don't need to be a Buddhist to enjoy the benefits of a Zen-inspired garden. A Zen garden is a type of...
Landscaping Ideas with Rocks Front Yard
Front Yard

Landscaping Ideas with Rocks Front Yard

Lavender is wonderful as a landscaping plant. It combines well with so many other plants in the landscape. It is easy to grow, draught resistant when established, and repellent to insects and deer. With its silvery green leaves, it is lovely even when it is not in bloom. As an...
Drought Resistant Landscaping IDEAS
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Drought Resistant Landscaping IDEAS

The pursuit of the perfect lawn has long troubled Americans. We mow them, we seed them, we care for them – really, it can get obsessive. And that’s just the grass; let’s not forget about the overall landscape design, including the flowers, the ornamental trees and those little stone frog...
Poolside Landscaping IDEAS
Pool Landscaping

Poolside Landscaping IDEAS

New Jersey Custom Pool Landscape Design After your swimming pool is complete there is a final element that is vital to tie everything together: the pool landscape design. Pool landscaping is its own craft, and it takes a skilled and knowledgeable landscape designer to understand the best plant specimens to...
Japanese Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard
Front Yard

Japanese Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard

The Japanese garden appears so calm, so removed from its origins as a heart-racing, chance-taking, Google-fueled labor of amateur love. Its creators, Marlon Reynosa and Maureen Reynosa-Braak, are proof that you don’t have to know all the Latin names if you have enough enthusiasm. “People walking by always ask, ‘Did...
Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard Flower Beds
Front Yard

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...
Cottage Landscaping Ideas for Front Yard
Front Yard

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...
Retaining Wall Landscaping IDEAS
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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...
DIY Backyard Landscaping Design Ideas
Backyard

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...
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