A garden consists of a variety of physical components, including softscape, hardscape, décor, and supporting features, that are combined together to form a "look" or style. This article describes each component and how to use them.
Learn about the top five low-maintenance ground coverings that'll add a romantic touch to your garden!
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.
Which plants are essential in a traditional English garden? Roses, hollyhocks, foxgloves, lupins, pinks, and more, with a sprinkling of fruits and vegetables.
Time to build a 4' x 4' concrete block raised bed. Make this a fall project. Add leaves and grassy material throughout the cool seasons. Get a jump on spring with your new raised bed.
Many gardeners have discovered that plants love drip irrigation. This drip irrigation installation guide helps water-wise homeowners design and install a complete system.
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.
"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.
This photo collage highlights common elements of a Chinese garden. A good amount of classical Chinese gardens have these elements, and they are part of what defines the Chinese style of garden design.
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.
Do you only have a small area but want a garden? You can grow almost anything in containers or in a small space with a little planning and care. Follow these steps to plan your perfect little garden!
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.
Many people don't know the value of the plants around them. Do you see a dandelion as a weed spoiling the look of your lawn, or as a wild herb packed with vitamins? Everything in nature has a purpose.
Here is a list of the top 10 climbing plants perfectly suited for a small garden trellis. Bringing color, scent and interest into your yard, climbers also create a decorative screen or an ornamental feature that will bring months of pleasure.