Let’s be honest. We all want a garden that looks as if it belongs in a glossy magazine. I do. You do. My experience is that every one of us – by using a few practical landscaping tips – improve the way our gardens both look and grow.
This page lists a growing number of those techniques and
I really hope they help and inspire you to create something unique in your own garden.
The very first decision is whether to do your landscaping yourself or have it done for you. If you decide on the latter – the having all the work done – you’ll want to read about landscaping contracts.
Here are two ways to control weeds you’ll want to consider.
Practical Tips To Improve Your Own Landscape
Here are four tips for landscaping with rocks. (Hint: bigger is better)
Deadheading plants – taking off the spent blooms – is one of the main ways we either clean up the garden or get even more blossoms from the plant. These videos will get you started right.
Butterfly garden design rules that will make a difference in your garden
How to stop frost from wrecking your garden. Practical tips that worked in my nursery.
Here’s why you use an organic mulch in your garden rather than the obscene rubber or even ornamental pebble mulches that don’t add anything to the soil.
There are a great many marketing myths about growing groundcovers (like they prevent weeds). You’ll want to read this honest article
Five important factors in great perennial garden design – is one of those articles that will make a difference to many gardens.
There are two schools of perennial garden design – one for raw beginners and the other for more advanced gardeners. (I prefer the beginner one myself) 🙂
Do you have a pool? Here are eight tips pool landscaping ideas to make it better looking.
Dryland gardening is becoming more and more important and here are some practical tips to help you succeed in a dry growing season
Six options in landscape edging. Keeping the garden beds well edged is a mark of a good garden and here are some of your options.
Six practical options for successful clay soil gardening. As good a place to start learning how to handle clay soils as anywhere.
Here’s what you need to know about the basics of organic fertilizer and nutrient components
Irrigation: Watering Your Garden Properly
An irrigation planning diagram (Doug’s Garden)
How To Design With Color In Your Garden
The first thing to understand is the color wheel and how we’re going to use it.
Two color chords of high contrasting colors and how you can use those in your garden to get instantly gorgeous containers/gardens
The contrast of extension sounds complicated but it’s really not. Understanding this will make a major difference in your garden. How to balance the colors in your garden.
Landscaping Product Reviews