Simple how-to make a rain garden for homeowners. No power tools or plumbing alterations are needed to make an eco-friendly plant-filled depression in your property for rainwater to temporarily accumulate before being absorbed into the ground, allowing soil's natural filtration to work.
This garden was created to honor and remember my beloved son, Richard L. Jacobs, whose life was taken by a senseless brutal murder on March 27, 2015. Through this beauty, we remember and share with the world what a beautiful human being was lost that horrible fateful day. We will love him always.
Learn about the top five low-maintenance ground coverings that'll add a romantic touch to your garden!
Before you consider installing a grass lawn, consider the many benefits of clover.
"Better Homes and Gardens" magazine has been inspiring gardeners for decades. A visit to the magazine's test garden in Des Moines provides a real-life look at some great garden design ideas.
Designing a simple landscape plan requires a careful assessment of the garden site prior to selecting plants: you must determine the sun exposure, soil pH, moisture level, and location. Sample garden plans for different situations are included in this article about how to create a simple garden.
Inspiration for your gargoyle garden. This hub displays a range of gargoyle statues that you can purchase for your home or garden.
Water and its symbolism in a Japanese garden holds much meaning. To me, it makes the garden all the more a work of art the more I learn about it. Here, I talk about some of the symbolism found in Japanese gardening, particularly water.
Learn to make decorative ice gems in five easy steps. Includes step-by-step instructions and images. Ice gems are a fun, easy craft for adults and kids alike, and are a wonderful conversation starter. Add flair and an artistic touch to your winter garden this year!
Add a prehistoric accent to your gardens and landscape with an ambling pathway of DIY dinosaur tracks. This article includes photos, diagrams and step-by-step instructions.
Designing a landscape that matches the type of climate you live in can save lots of money spent on dead plants, fertilizer, pesticides, and water. Here are several climate factors to consider when you plant.
Brick pavers are one of the most attractive and distinctive materials for hardscaping and landscape design. With the proper care, maintenance, and the occasional repair, brick pavers will provide a long service life in any landscaping design.
In my part of Europe, a new type of garden is coming up—a vintage garden! It is an idea that values reuse, recycling, and also quality.
Brighten up the shaded areas of your yard with shade-loving flowering plants. Types of plants (with photographs) with the types of shade they prefer.
Flower Chick's Zone 5 & 6 gardening advice. Easy-care roses, shrubs, vines, flowers, vegetables, and more that thrive in Zone 5 & 6 conditions in Illinois and other states.
Here are photos of 15 varieties of magnolia trees and shrubs I've come across in my home state of Ohio. I hope you'll find them useful in your own identification efforts or purchase considerations.
Small gardens or yards don't need to be boring. You can make an interesting small garden on a very tight budget. These top tips and ideas for saving money and still making your outside space beautiful and fun are easy to follow, and they really do work. Even a small balcony can look beautiful.