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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.

 

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Getting Started: 14 Early Spring Garden Chores

Getting Started: 14 Early Spring Garden Chores

Seasons While there are specific jobs for each month, yard gardening is mostly ruled by seasons and their weather patterns. In the temperate region of the Midwest we have more than the four seasons, because each one is nuanced by early, mid, and late versions. In...

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Garden Hoes

Garden Hoes

Every Garden Shed Should Have A Hoe One of the Basic Garden Tools Comes in Many Forms Think that all hoes are just six of one, and half dozen of another? Think again! Each style of hoe (and there are many) serves a specific purpose in making the hard row to hoe...

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Fun Facts About Leaves

Fun Facts About Leaves

The hallmark of the season is the falling of autumn leaves. In Ohio, and throughout temperate regions dying leaves are changing color and blanketing the gardens and forest floors. What sort of fun facts on leaves can we dig up? And maybe suggest...

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The Purpose Of Your Home Landscape Design

The Purpose Of Your Home Landscape Design

Using our resources of time, money, and effort to its best use to incorporate style into our garden is the purpose of a good design plan. Let’s start this look at what our landscape design means to our front yard, the most public space.

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My Little Pond

A few years ago, my husband brought home a molded pond kit that was on sale at the end of the season. That began my water gardening adventure.

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Remind Me How To Grow Tulips

Remind Me How To Grow Tulips

Tulips are sold in the fall , and are likely to be classed as hardy and perennial. They require a dormant period of chilling temperatures to bloom.

Two things are necessary with any plant that grows from a bulb:

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Seating Spots: The Well Placed Bench

Seating Spots: The Well Placed Bench

The message of any group of seats or well placed benches is that a garden is a place to rest, relax, and enjoy. Every hard working gardener needs to take a breather and we all should take some time to sit and enjoy the fruits of our labors. A Quiet Spot To Sit Entire...

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Hardy Prairie Plants, Tough Survivors

Hardy Prairie Plants, Tough Survivors

A Prairie Is The All American Garden Some twenty years ago I moved to a very flat part of the state of Ohio. It interested me as a gardener to find out more about the original land, why it was so flat and treeless, and what sort of climate created it. Turns out, this...

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The Role Of Silver-Leaved Plants In The Garden

The Role Of Silver-Leaved Plants In The Garden

The role of silver leaf plants is varied, but always welcome in the garden design. In borders or partnered with shrubs, as ground covers, in contrast or in a harmonizing role, silver foliaged plants should be used more often. Ideas for using them in your landscape.

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