How-To Articles ... Design itFind out how to do your own home garden landscaping
Are you just starting on the adventure of creating your own home landscape? Are you looking for fresh ideas and a new perspective to improve your property? There are lots of ideas here for those who answer “yes” to either of those questions. Find home garden landscaping articles, plant information, and “how-to” garden skills that a homeowner needs to make their dream garden a reality.
Landscaping is certainly an art and requires a certain amount of know-how, but it is entirely in the capability of the average homeowner to accomplish a very attractive landscape with only the desire to plan it out and put some effort into it. In many ways it is like that other domain of home ownership: interior decoration.
Yes, many hire professionally trained experts to design and purchase the furnishings, but there are also many of us who enjoy doing the job ourselves.
Landscaping your yard is composed of the same elements of design and color that rooms within the house utilize. With reference to the information you need as you plan and then plant your yard, you will gain your own set of skills and master the art.
And the garden is, thankfully, very forgiving.
Tree FAQ I came across some excellent resources to guide a homeowner in selecting trees for their landscape. It occurred to me that the terms might be confusing to someone who wasn't experienced in gardening, and thought I add in my own two cents to the conversation....
How it will look in your landscape, and cultivation information for the Hinoki cypress, Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Gracilis’.
Heliotrope, A Favorite of Mine This is the first in a series of highlights of certain plants that have found a place in my heart. The first, heliotrope, is a tender perennial which exudes the most pleasant and restful fragrance. Some call it "Cherry Pie", maybe...
The transitional seasons of spring and fall are prime planting time in temperate regions such as our Midwest. In Ohio, I like the autumn season better for planting trees. Most can be planted safely at this time remembering that notable exceptions such as the magnolias...
As I consolidate the site, here are some odds and ends about plants that have been featured in past years. Perhaps some of them have made it into the garden centers and growers mainstream... others? They may have faded into memory. AAS Winners 2007 The AAS has...
Who are the good bugs? find out about praying mantis, Tachinid flies, Assassin Bugs, and minute pirate bugs.
If your area is subject to periodic drought, your garden might benefit from planting with xeriscape methods in mind.