Professional landscaping requires creativity, a sense of design and a lot of knowledge on plants, soil and irrigation. Professional landscaping involves manual labor, but the landscape design and the landscape architecture are the major components.
Most people wouldn't mind having a few butterflies floating through their garden, but the delicate insects are notoriously hard to attract. How do you build a garden that nourishes butterflies through all four life stages?
Aeroponics is a deceptively simple growing method that uses very little water and no soil. As counterintuitive as that may seem, aeroponics has yielded more crops in less space and in less time than traditional methods.
Fall can be a little depressing, but you can plant these lovely fall blooms for a rejuvenating burst of color and scent. With a little planning, you can create a vibrant garden to help you survive the winter doldrums.
By selecting flora that harmonizes with the climate conditions of the region in which you live, you don't have to engage in an uphill struggle to force unwilling, exotic plants to thrive in your garden.
Poison ivy is the dreaded scourge of many a summer camper, hiker and even Batman. Once it makes contact with sensitive skin, a telltale blistery rash can wreak havoc on the body. So how do you get rid of this backyard bully?
These days, we're all trying to do our part to conserve water. But even if you've cut your shower time down from 15 minutes to five, you could still be committing a water sin in your garden. How can you keep your petunias perky with less water?
Some home and garden experts recommend spending between 5 and 15 percent of your home's value to landscape your yard. Well, we've got 10 tips to keep your landscaping budget in check -- and to ensure a lush, lively lawn.
There's a fable that compares the strength of an oak to the flexibility of a willow. The willow weathers the storm because it bends with the wind. But if you live in a storm-prone area, what type of tree should you plant in your yard?
Imagine you're in a garden with a verdant ground that is punctuated by flowers and two pebble paths. When delicate flowers intersect with inanimate, structural objects, there are hardscaping design principles at work
Substituting turf grass for ornamental grasses gives you more options than tidy green: Zebra grass stems have gold striped, blooming pink Muhly grasses look like giant puffs of cotton candy and Indian grasses sport proud cream plumes.
You wouldn't plant a banana tree in Wisconsin, would you? Or if you did, you'd expect to give it a lot of tender love and care -- it's far too exotic to thrive on its own. Sometimes, it just makes sense to work with what the natural landscape offers.
The green movement is becoming more and more popular, gaining momentum daily. And there are many popular systems and programs that can help restore some of Earth's depleted resources. Agroforestry is one practice that does just that.