Lighting Up Your Outdoor Landscape

When it comes to designing a new yard or updating an existing landscape, lighting is often treated as an afterthought. “I raise the subject when consulting with my clients. But many are not interested in spending the extra money, or they don’t understand the importance of illuminating their yard at night,” says JJ De Sousa…

9 Weekend DIY Ideas for Your Garden

Build A Stepping Stone Path Create a stepping stone path through your lawn or garden by mapping out the path, driving stakes at each end of its destination and attaching string to create an outline. Measure out the stones so there’s one under foot for each step. Use a half-moon edger to remove the earth…

50+ Landscaping Ideas Using Stone

Space to unwind Using large pavers and a sleek stone fireplace turns a small lawn between house and garage into a “decompression chamber” perfect for relaxing after work. Striking steps Terraced stone steps in a mix-and-match pattern creates a strong focal point, while “character” plants create visual interest on both sides of the path. Rusty-hued…

The Gardening To Do List – November

A November gardening calendar really highlights the differences in regional gardens. For many there is no November garden to speak of. Others can’t wait for the cool days and slower pace of fall vegetable gardening. But even if your garden is already covered in snow, there are still garden tasks calling. Unfortunately insect pests are…

6 Cutting-Edge Garden Trends from Australia

Australia is on the cutting edge of garden design trends. They were planting succulent gardens, growing living walls and enjoying fresh fruit and veggies grown at home before any of these became trendy in the U.S. According to Matthew Cantwell, the director of Sydney-based Secret Gardens, today’s top trends are productive gardens, swimming pools, and…

Landscaping Boosts Home Values Up to 12%

You might want to take a closer look at your listing’s curb appeal: Upgrading a home’s landscape from average to excellent can raise its overall value by 10 percent to 12 percent, according to research from Virginia Tech. Researcher Alex X. Niemiera with the Department of Horticulture at Virginia Tech found that a $150,000 home…