Backyard Landscaping Ideas

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Accesible Landscaping: Landscapes for People of All Abilities

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Accessible gardens At first thought, the bending and crawling associated with gardening can seem daunting even to someone in perfect health. However, with a little planning and a few modifications, a garden or landscape can easily be designed to meet anyone’s needs. Easy reach: Raised beds, tables, and hanging baskets. In an accessible garden, the […]

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Anti-Allergy Garden: Breathe Easy Year Round

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

The Anti-allergy Garden In theory, “everyone” enjoys a day in the garden. There are those, however, who do not enjoy the watery eyes and sinus headaches that can follow it. Fortunately, with the right anti-allergy garden design and plant choices, allergies don’t have to stop you from getting the most out of your own backyard. […]

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Coastal Landscaping Ideas for Shoreside Gardens

May 7th, 2009 · No Comments

Coastal Landscaping While coastal climates vary greatly – from the rocky, windy coasts of Scotland, to the Florida tropics, or to the warm and dry Mediterranean — most coastal areas do share common characteristics that can make landscaping a challenge. Coastal landscaping problems Along a shoreline, the forces of nature can be extremely harsh. High […]

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A List of Trailing Plants and Climbing Vines

March 15th, 2009 · 4 Comments

This list of basket-worthy and vertically growing plants is a supplement to BLI’s Hanging Garden These plants can be grown in containers or trained on walls and other structures. Upright plants Tuberous begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida) 12 to 18 inches tall and wide Large flowers in red, pink, orange, yellow, white and in bicolors. Spring […]

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Dog Friendly Landscaping: A How-To Guide

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Even the most docile dogs need a safe place to run, play, and explore. By keeping your home’s landscape free of poisonous plants, adding a few pieces of dog agility equipement and maybe even a heated dog house, your dog won’t have any more excuses for chasing the neighborhood cats. Plant Choice Like toddlers, some […]

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Free Landscape Software Programs

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Looking for an easy-to-use computer program for landscape design but don’t want to empty your wallet for the latest garden plan programs? Then try one of these landscape software packages for free. Smartdraw Smartdraw is a downloadable program that helps home landscapers plan and create their ideal garden. The program comes ready to go with […]

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Decorative Landscape Edging

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

When you see an attractively landscaped home, one of the first things you notice is the neatness and symmetry. Landscape edging—whether simple plastic or elaborately carved and colored stone—is what creates that clean line between planting areas and lawn or ground covers, maintaining the manicured look of a high-quality landscape design. Edging also provides a […]

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Landscaping on a Slope: A How-To Guide

March 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Slopes are one of the most common landscaping problems, particularly in houses above street level. Although a gentle slope (two or three degrees) can help direct water from buildings, and can be landscaped as a flat area would be, a slope of 4 percent or more requires special treatment. Here are some design ideas and […]

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River Rock Landscaping Ideas

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Depending on where you live, river rock is either a beautiful natural landscaping material worth paying good money for or something you long ago got tired of hitting with the lawn mower blade. If you’ve ever landscaped near a dry river bed, you’ll understand the latter problem. Regardless of whether you have to hunt down […]

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Backyard Decor

March 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Backyard Decor Garden and backyard decor adds a finishing touch and personal flair to any garden design. And these days there’s more out there than greyhounds and gnomes — from the neighborhood garden shop to online shopping, you have access to an unbelievable array of backyard decor and accessories. Garden decor like wrought iron fences, […]

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