Fill Your Garden With Visions of Serenity

These ideas can make your garden feel like a sanctuary designed just for you Gardens of every shape and size can be places of sanctuary — somewhere to go to rejuvenate and take a break from the rush of daily life. But while the calming ability of gardens is universal, what specifically brings you a…

Gardening Ideas You Can Count as Resolutions

See how to set up your outdoor areas for more enjoyment next year and make them a bit more earth-friendly in the process While you’re thinking about goals for the year, don’t forget about adding gardening to the list. Gardening can be a great way to accomplish common resolutions like eating healthier, getting more active…

Homes With Classic Christmas Curb Appeal

Red ribbon, green garlard and tons of twinkling lights. Dripping in Holiday Spirit This head-turning Atlanta home is draped in festive greenery to highlight the holiday season. It just goes to show, when it comes to design, sometimes simple is best. Postcard Pretty We can’t get enough of this elegant, American Foursquare. With rich, green…

Six Tips for Winter Tree Care

If you think your backyard trees simply hibernate during winter, think again. The show may seem over once autumn leaves fall, but there’s actually a lot that trees do during winter to get ready for spring. Take tree growth, for starters: most of the growing points in a tree are protected inside winter jackets called…

Winter Yard Chores

Who says you can’t garden in December? Give your green thumb a work-out with these early winter garden tasks. Remove Leaves Keep dealing with leaves throughout winter any time you can. Be especially vigilant with leaves that pile up on the lawn—they can actually harm grass. Also remove leaves from walks, driveways or decks. Wet…

Low-Maintenance Plants for Easy Landscaping

Consider these easy-to-grow shrubs, trees, and perennials to create a worry-free foundation in your landscape. For each, we’ve included planting, watering, fertilizing, and pruning tips for every gardening zone. Shrub: Barberry Barberry (Berberis thunbergii) is deer-resistant and deciduous, with thorny stems that make it a good foundation plant for increasing home security. Once established, this…

Fall Porch Decor That Will Up Your Curb Appeal

When you really think about it, a porch is to your house what the eyes are to your face. The entrance establishes the personality of the owners and provides an attractive preview of what’s inside. Looking to step up your porch game while remaining true to your personal style this fall? These porches may provide…

Plants That Bloom in Fall

Keep the color going in your fall garden with a combination of summer- and late-blooming annuals and perennials. Butterfly Magnet Known for its sweet scent, joepye weed blooms from midsummer until frost. Typical height is five to six feet tall. Pinch in early summer to grow a shorter, bushier plant. Plant in full sun to…

Cozy Fall Container Garden Ideas

Cooler temps are on their way! Sweet + Simple Mounds of purple pansies and trailing English ivy add a lovely touch of autumn color to this rustic wood window box. Take a Seat An antique white chair provides a stunning backdrop for a swoon-worthy vignette of cream-colored pumpkins and mums. Make an Entrance Brighten up…