Design Moves That Give a Flat Yard More Depth or Height

Sunken patios, stacked beds, berms and other features add interest to outdoor spaces. Rises and dips in a landscape’s topography can draw the eye, creating a dramatic, dynamic view. Many of us, however, contend with an almost flat garden plot since the typical urban or suburban lot doesn’t feature much in the way of level…

Cozy Up in These 10 Romantic Garden Seating Nooks

Secluded settings, twinkling lights and lush plantings set these inviting seating areas apart from the rest. A garden calls for at least one intimate seating area, a place to retreat to for a private tête-à-tête or a quiet spot to enjoy all on one’s own. While seating nooks vary in their style and location within…

Ready, Set, Grow! When to Start Your Garden

Does winter weather have you itching to dig in the dirt? Get tips on when you can safely start planting veggies for spring and summer. Even though I’ve grown a vegetable garden for many years now, I always find myself wondering around this time of year, “When should I start my garden?” I know from…

2019 Landscape & Garden Trends

A new year brings new ideas & trends in landscape design. We’re always on the lookout for emerging trends, as well as creating some ourselves! This week we wanted to share a few of our favorite outdoor trends that might inspire you into 2019 and beyond. Small Space Gardening Gardening & plant-keeping is seeing a…

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…