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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.

Landscaping Topics

Colorful Red Maple, Acer Rubrum, Grows Fast

Colorful Red Maple, Acer Rubrum, Grows Fast

I think every yard needs a shade tree or two, preferably with some feature that makes you love them. Autumn color is an extremely valuable asset in landscape trees, and this is where the Red maple shines . Its color stands out in the fall and varieties have been chosen to accentuate the quality of color. It is also a fast growing tree, which puts it to the forefront of what many homeowners desire.

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How To Properly Care For Tomato Plants

How To Properly Care For Tomato Plants

Tomatoes are one of the most rewarding foods you can grow yourself. They are not only nutritious, they are not hard to grow and they produce quite a bit of fruit if grown well. This is the one "must have" for a vegetable patch, in my opinion. Have you ever bought a...

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Ohio Buckeye, Aesculus glabra

Ohio Buckeye, Aesculus glabra

The Ohio Buckeye tree is beautiful and I remember a mature one that grew in my neighbor's backyard when I was young. It was wide crowned tree with its big leaves providing deep shade, and thrived next to our black walnut tree. I loved collecting the nuts in the fall....

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Grow Gourmet Alpine Strawberries

Looking for great strawberry flavor? The best gourmet berry apparently comes in the smallest package. Almost impossible to find in stores, growing your own will reward your taste buds. Alpine Strawberries- what's the difference? Most of us are familiar with the garden...

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BOKASHI COMPOSTING

BOKASHI COMPOSTING

I admit I am slow to try new methods if they do not appear to make a great deal of difference or solve a problem.

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Repeating The Questions

Repeating The Questions

There is quite a bit of repetition in gardening. Some of it is reassuring and soothing: The turn of the seasons The specific tasks of each season The methodical labor of weeding and deadheading and harvesting Pruning in early winter Clearing away the end season...

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The Cutting Garden

The Cutting Garden

Like the kitchen garden, and sometimes a part of it, the cutting garden is made in response to the desire for fresh bouquets and flowers for arrangements. "Arrangements" sounds formal, like the professional florists art. You may have that in mind, but many people just...

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The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden

Dreaming of succulent vegetables, fruits bursting with sweetness and juice, redolent herbs to spice up the cooking pot? Like many before you, a kitchen garden may be just what the doctor ordered, literally. With today's emphasis on healthy eating of fresh fruits and...

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The Herb Garden

The Herb Garden

An herb garden is a delight, learn more about how to incorporate herbs into your own landscape plan.

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A Serenity Garden

A Serenity Garden

Garden Retreats Making a peaceful place Any portion of a garden can become a place of peace and repose, and I think it is well worth making at least a spot in the garden a place of quiet and reflection. Better yet, creating a theme garden dedicated to a feeling of...

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New American Garden Style

New American Garden Style

Lower Maintenance Gardening........letting the 'genius loci' speak to you The idea or feeling of a place is comprised of many things. It is this impression that makes a recognized style. The feeling taken from the wide open spaces of the New World prairies is what we...

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