Holiday-Inspired Outdoor Decorating that Lasts

Dress up your front porch and yard with these holiday outdoor decorating ideas that last from the first days of fall through the New Year. They look great on a porch or just outside your door.

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Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Make the outside of your home as ready for the holiday season as the inside with these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas. Our holiday decorating ideas, including beautiful Christmas greenery, festive light displays, and more, are sure to get your yard Christmas-ready.

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Grow Beautiful Amaryllis

Amaryllis flowers are easy to grow from bulbs and great for adding color to your holiday decor.

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Deer-Resistant Shade Plants

Gardening in the shade where deer are plentiful can be a challenging situation. But there are plants that thrive in the shade that aren't tempting to hungry deer. Although no plant can be considered completely deer-resistant, here's a list of shade dwellers that most deer avoid. Plus, we've added some fun facts about deer that might help you understand them better.

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Shrubs with Winter Interest

A winter landscape has a beauty all its own. An unexpected plant feature -- winter blooms that perfume the air, bright berries, colorful or textured foliage or unusual bark -- add a welcome element to gardens. These winter shrubs will not disappoint.

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Tips for Moving Plants Indoors

Here's a handy guide for moving your favorite plants inside once the weather turns cold.

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Garden Landscape Plans

When it comes to creating a garden landscape plan, the most difficult thing is often the starting point. Our collection of garden landscape plans and ideas makes it easy to fill your entire yard. Start by seeing the dramatic transformation of spaces in before-and-after photos. Then, think about your own yard: Do you do a lot of entertaining? We have a landscape garden plan for you, with tips to transition easily from small gatherings or to accommodate large families. Front yards are often underused -- and under planted; our large, welcoming front yard garden plan will have you pulling up a chair to take a new perspective on your landscape. There are also garden landscape plans to cut down on the work you have to do -- no-mow, for example, or low-maintenance. A garden landscaping plan doesn't have to break your budget; try these ideas to economically enhance your front yard. Families spend so much of their time in the yard -- but spaces have to be friendly for both parents and kids. These garden landscape plans do both, with areas that allow for activity and escape. A small yard deserves the same attention as a large yard; these plans for both small backyards and small front yards will give you seasonal color and interest.

A Family Backyard

Recreation and entertaining are the top priorities in this shallow but private...

Landscape Design: Big Ideas for Your Landscape

Looking to solve a slope, add privacy, or create a better backyard for...

Landscaping Ideas for Yards with No Grass

What would you rather be doing on a summer afternoon? Mowing the lawn? Or...

Before-and-After Garden Makeovers

Look to these clever ideas for ways to add more interest to your landscape --...

Before-and-After Cottage Garden Makeover

See how this weedy wreck became a gorgeous cottage garden overflowing with...

A Backyard for Entertaining

Day or night, this landscape plan offers the amenities you need for large and...

Garden: Curb Appeal

Boosting curb appeal is easy with the help of colorful plants and functional...

A Small Front Yard

This modest-sized front yard offers seasonal color and space for outdoor living.

Economical Front-Yard Landscape

This front-yard landscape plan combines economical plants and materials that...

Top Landscape Shrubs

Discover easy-to-grow, beautiful shrubs for your landscape.

Family-Style Backyard Garden Design

This landscape plan was designed to address the needs of an active family with...

A Large, Welcoming Front Yard

In so many new homes, the garage and driveway dominates the front yard. This...

A Low-Maintenance Backyard

Low maintenance doesn't have to mean boring. This landscape plan incorporates...

A No-Mow Backyard

You can keep your mower in the shed when you replace your lawn with these...

A Small Backyard

This small backyard landscape plan is comfortable all year round, and enlivene...

Materials for Raised Garden Beds

Here's an overview of the most common materials for building raised garden beds.

Four Great Garden Plans

Plan now for next season's garden. Let our four garden layouts spark your...

Mid-Priced Front-Yard Landscape

This front-yard landscape plan is a step up in look (and cost) from a basic...

Landscaping Musts for New Homeowners

Moving into a new house is a big task -- and becomes even bigger when you star...

Simple Landscape Design

Easy-to-implement landscape design principles are the foundation of an...

Tips to Save Money in the Yard and Garden

Budget landscaping and yard care doesn't mean cutting corners; it means making...

Time-Release Gardening

This garden plan ensures nonstop blooms from spring's first bud to frost's...


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