The way you design your landscape says a lot about who you are and your personal taste. It can add substantial value to your property price and improves the environment you and your family live in.
Landscaping design can be fun, but it can also be overwhelming trying to find the right combination of equipment and materials to get everything setup as you want it. You could spend years studying all the ideas in the field of landscape design.
Consider using design software to make life a little easier. It can be a great way to give you a realistic view of your layout. Alternatively, hire a professional landscape designer to assist you in the process.
The articles below offer some basic concepts. You can also subscribe to our members area for a database of stunning photos that will help you create your own design. Or you can chat to our experienced landscape designers in our forum.
It’s an exciting and fascinating journey and one we hope we can help with.
Landscape Design Articles
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 23rd April 2014
A whimsical garden often engages your senses in unexpected ways. Flowers and plants might mix with colorful found objects or vintage garden tools. If you're artistically inclined, a whimsical garden provides a blank canvas for your favorite medium. Take inspiration from 10 gardens where flowers are only one of the attractions.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 06th February 2012
If you are like many Americans, your backyard is your oasis from the world. This is the spot you choose to spend your time off with your family and friends. It is a place where you will do a lot of your living. Unfortunately, many Americans also find their backyards to be places that aren’t comfortable and relaxing. Often by lack of knowledge or even lack of creativity we create formal spaces that really aren’t quite suitable for relaxing.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 03rd February 2012
If you are looking for great ways of adding color to your landscaping then look no further than your local lawn and garden center. You should be able to find many wonderful flowers to add that special little pop of color no matter what your landscaping situation. The first step you need to take however is actually testing the soil in the areas around your home and garden in which you plan to plant. By doing this you will know if you need to make plans to add nutrients and minerals to enrich your soil or seek alternatives such as well placed and carefully selected raised beds or planters as homes for your new plants and flowers.
Posted by Felicity Waters on 30th January 2012
Gardening on the fence, the balcony or a wall is the latest trend in gardening around the world. It is referred to as vertical gardening. Vertical gardening enables people in small spaces to have a garden in some of the most unusual spaces. Vegetables can grow along a balcony’s railings or on the kitchen wall. Plants can even grow in the bathroom or living room wall.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 07th February 2012
If you are wondering why have a garden arbor, you might be surprised to find that there are many reasons that this would be a great addition to your outdoor oasis. The first reason that comes to mind for me is purely aesthetic however these lovely landscaping additions do have practical purposes as well. Depending on your personal tastes and landscaping styles there are plenty of reasons that most people can find for installing a garden arbor on their properties. Hopefully this article will shed some light on a few reasons you may not have already considered.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 02nd February 2012
So you want to do some landscaping, do some updating or make some changes to landscaping that you have already done. You have thought about it and keep thinking I would like to make some changes, additions or alterations but can’t come up with any ideas of what or how to do it.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 31st January 2012
If you are researching your next landscaping project you have probably come across the term hardscape at some point in your studies. While this may be a relatively new form of terminology, the idea behind it is hardly anything new or revolutionary. In fact, most landscaping is a combination of plants and hardscaping of some sort. Whether you are using decks, stone patios and walkways, or pavers for our driveways most of us have some sort of hardscape landscaping in our lawn and garden area.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 21st January 2012
Ah, finally home from a hard day at work. Finally out of the traffic that is so often at a standstill. You are now away from the nagging boss, ringing telephones, the mirage of e-mails from customers. Now is your time for peace and tranquility. What better place to be than your own backyard? But wait, your backyard is plain, dull and boring. How many colors do you see? How many different kinds of plants and wild life do you see? Then you start thinking, maybe I should do something to fix up my backyard.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 20th January 2012
The way you want to design your garden says a lot about who you are and your personal taste. There is no right or wrong way to design a garden. It should appeal to those who will be accessing it on a regular basis. Like your home, a garden is a place to relax and feel comfortable with the surroundings.
Posted by Landscaping Ideas on 02nd January 2012
For those who are faced with the daunting task of selling their homes I’m sure the term curb appeal has come up when discussing your home with realtors. The good news is that there are many things you can do to increase curb appeal without breaking the budget. The important thing to remember when budgeting repairs and such is that the curb appeal of your home is the deciding factor in whether or not interested parties will want to step inside. In other words, the exterior of your home is the first impression that buyers have in many cases and they will drive on to the next house on the list if the exterior is not appealing.