10 Ways to Make Your Landscape More Environmentally Friendly

From creating wildlife highways to planting pretty pollinators, there are lots of simple ways to be green in the garden. There’s a lot we can do to make our landscapes more earth-friendly, from planting beneficial native plants to putting fallen leaves to work and making fresh water available to wildlife. We spoke with three experts…

10 Holiday Gifts to Please Every Gardener on Your List

Get ideas for accessories and tools that gardening enthusiasts will love. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a loved one or need a small but thoughtful gift for an avid-gardener friend on your list, this guide is a good place to start your search. With 10 crowd-pleasing ideas to choose from, you can check off…

12 Gorgeous Flowers and Shrubs for Winter Gardens

These pick-me-up plants brighten gray days and add color, structure and fragrance when everything else is dormant. From flowers, such as ruby red camellias and fragrant sweet box, to shrubs with colorful branches and variegated foliage, there are plenty of plants that can brighten winter gardens. In most cold-winter regions, it’s best to plant perennials,…

7 Ways to Get Your Container Garden Ready for Winter

Learn how to transition your fall pots to colder weather — and which plants to lose, keep or add. Summer and fall containers probably are winding down as winter approaches, but that doesn’t mean you need to put your container gardens away for winter. Some plants will need to be removed, while others, like evergreens…

8 Ideas for Extending Your Porch and Patio Season

Get out the lanterns and throws! Even when it gets chilly, there’s still time to enjoy a cozy outdoor space. As the temperatures drop and the days get shorter, we tend to get into hibernation mode, perhaps a bit early. We still need to soak in that vitamin D from the sun and breathe in…

How to Design a Healing Garden at Home

Read a design expert’s tips on creating an outdoor space for calming the mind, easing stress and promoting healing. Spending time in the garden can be a wonderful mood lifter and stress reliever. For that reason, hospitals and other health facilities have long incorporated healing gardens into their treatment of patients, family members and staff….

10 Standout Fall Container Gardens With Extra Seasonal Pizazz

Ingredients like preserved leaves, berries and pumpkins add color and interest to potted designs. When it’s time to assemble fall container gardens, including a few sprigs of preserved berries, colorful branches, a bright pumpkin or other bonus natural elements can be an easy way to add more color and interest. If you have existing planted…

10 Things to Consider for a Sustainable Landscape Design

Talk to your designer about materials, water use, maintenance and other elements that impact your yard’s footprint. If you’re renovating your landscape and would like to create a more earth-friendly garden, the best thing you can do is talk to your design team about it early on. “Being upfront about your desire for sustainability from…

The 10 Most Popular Patio Photos on Houzz Right Now

Pergolas, fire pits, landscape lighting and durable yet beautiful outdoor furniture fill these recent most-saved photos. In many places, fall can be a great time for hanging out on patios, right as the summer weather cools but before the intense winter cold snaps into place in many regions. So if you’re looking for inspiration to…