Category: Landscaping

  • Trimming Ornamental Grasses: A Guide to Proper Timing and Techniques

    Trimming Ornamental Grasses: A Guide to Proper Timing and Techniques

    The ornamental grasses are a group of plants that can be used as landscaping plants in gardens. The majority of these perennials have a grass-like appearance and growth habit, and are grown more for their foliage than for their flowers. Some are grasses of the Poaceae family, but there are other plants, such as sedges…

  • Small-Space Rock Garden Inspirations

    Small-Space Rock Garden Inspirations

    The designs of rock gardens can be anything from naturalistic, sprawling creations, to faux dried rivers, to rustic mounds made up of soil, plants, and stones. All depends on what you like and how much space (and rock!) you have. A simple raised bed, made from selected rocks, is often the best option for a…

  • Creative Landscaping Concepts for Poolside Areas

    Creative Landscaping Concepts for Poolside Areas

    You can transform your pool into an oasis of luxury by surrounding it in lush plants. You’ll need to choose carefully the plants you want near your hot tub or swimming pool. In just two years, a plant that looks attractive when it is only 2 feet high can quickly grow and begin to drop…

  • Embrace the Desert Aesthetics: 19 Landscaping Ideas to Inspire You

    Embrace the Desert Aesthetics: 19 Landscaping Ideas to Inspire You

    Desert landscapes can be breathtaking to look at. Their unique coloration, and their native flora provide a unique visual experience. Desert dwellers often praise the beauty of their environment. Many desert dwellers also love to garden! The desert landscape can present unique gardening challenges. Here are some design ideas for desert landscaping. Desert Landscaping ConsiderationsAlthough…

  • Thriving Plants Beneath Trees: Flourishing in Shade

    Thriving Plants Beneath Trees: Flourishing in Shade

    For the garden-loving homeowner, mature trees cause a conundrum: no one wants to remove a stately shade tree that took decades to mature, but trees are sun and moisture hogs that won’t share their turf with just any plant. Gardeners sometimes compensate with a fresh planting of annuals each year, but this constant root disturbance…

  • Optimal Timing for Planting Trees: When to Get Started

    Optimal Timing for Planting Trees: When to Get Started

    It’s not as easy as you think to determine the ideal time for planting trees. Plan the planting so that there will be a period with moderate weather, which will allow the tree to establish itself. The chances of a tree’s survival are high if you do the transplant correctly and the weather cooperates. How…

  • 42 Landscape Ideas for Compact Front Yards

    42 Landscape Ideas for Compact Front Yards

    It is important to pay attention to the details when landscaping your front yard. The smaller the yard, the greater the importance of paying attention to each detail. Your small yard can be located in front a cottage that’s set back on a small plot or in front of an enormous home built right next…

  • Effortless Garden Borders: 12 Low-Maintenance Ideas to Try

    Effortless Garden Borders: 12 Low-Maintenance Ideas to Try

    A garden border is a wide range of things. A garden border in Europe is another name for a flowerbed, also known as an herbal border. In the United States a garden edge is the closest part of a flower bed or a garden to a walkway, driveway, or path. A garden border is also…

  • 22 Affordable Front Yard Landscaping Concepts

    22 Affordable Front Yard Landscaping Concepts

    Landscape costs can quickly add up between labor and materials. You can make a few changes yourself for less than $100 in a weekend. You might get a good return on investment if you are willing to make some more complex and expensive changes. This will result in lower maintenance costs as well as an…

  • Enhance Yard Privacy with 20 Fantastic Plants and Shrubs

    Enhance Yard Privacy with 20 Fantastic Plants and Shrubs

    You don’t have to build a fence or a wall in your yard to achieve privacy. Plants can be strategically placed in your yard to deter prying eyes. Although shrubs and trees are the most common plants used for privacy, other plants such as vines and trees can also be used. Sometimes privacy shrubs can…