Easy Solutions to Landscaping Problems, Free Landscaping Ideas
- Plants for Shady Areas (16)
- Poisonous Plants
- Plants for Dry Areas (24)
- Water Runoff (7)
- Hillside Landscaping (9)
- Site Grading (8)
- Snow Removal (19)
- Bad Weather (3)
- Organic Pest Control
- Organic Weed Control
- Landscaping in Small Spaces (12)
- Keep Safe in Your Yard (22)
- Soil Erosion Control (6)
- Gaining Privacy (10)
- Improving Soil: Fertilizers, Etc. (13)
Top 10 Mistakes Made by Do-It-Yourselfers
Are you having problems with your landscaping? Are you looking for tips to get you going in the right direction? This resource is a good place to begin. Find out what mistakes other landscaping enthusiasts commonly make, lest the same pitfalls bedevil your own endeavors. These common landscaping mistakes run the gamut from the aesthetic to the...
Landscape Solutions for Problem Areas
This piece takes a different approach from that above: not learning from others' mistakes, but learning how to work with the problem areas plaguing your landscaping goals. Almost every landscape has at least one problem area, be it due to too many rocks or too little sun. I show you how to let these areas work for you rather than against you.
Worst Invasive Plants
While some invasive plants are ugly, others are quite attractive. In fact, their good looks is precisely the reason why many of the worst invasive plants landed in the lands they now pillage. With one notable exception, the invasive plants I describe in this introductory article are attractive -- so don't let their beauty fool you!
List of Plants That Tolerate Salt
You don't have to live in Florida to be interested in salt-tolerant plants. In fact, you don't even have to live by the beach. Road salt can be a landscaping problem any place where the winters are snowy. Discover which plants hold up to the barrage of salt, be it from ocean breezes laden with sea salt or salt-tainted snow pushed into your...
How to Build Raised Beds to Get the Most out of Small Spaces
Do you have a tiny yard? Building raised beds can be a good idea for small spaces. In a separate tutorial, I also discuss a more unorthodox portable raised bed. Just follow the pictures to learn about building raised beds and overcome the challenge presented by tiny yards.
Problems to Look for When Buying a House
Ah, buying a home: what a thrill! Just don't be blinded by your euphoria. Potential problems lurk not only in the house, but also in the yard. For some people, that may not be a big deal. But for those who enjoy growing plants and generally spending time outside, it can be a very big deal. So do not just think "house inspection," think "yard...
Dogs (Yours or Someone Else's) in the Yard: What You Need to Know
Are you trying to keep other people's dogs out of your yard? Or perhaps you're trying to keep your own dog from leaving the yard? Either way, you'll find information you can use here, including tips on repellents and fencing. I also cover such issues as plants toxic to dogs.