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Gardens Plans for Special Spots

We all have them: Hard-to-garden spots in the yard that lack color, texture, or visual interest. They're yearning for blooms and foliage, and our collection of plans will help. Start with the front yard: In place of the tired, lonely shrubs, there are ways to add multiseason color and structure. Start with either in small beds that surround a mailbox or larger flowerbeds that add blooms to the sidewalk strip. In the backyard, a deck or patio that's all by itself looks lonesome; use one of these garden plans to frame it with low-maintenance plants. As much as gardens can be used to add beauty, they can also be used to solve problems. Try a seaside plan that includes perennials resistant to the harsh conditions there, or one for a shared property line or slope. Neglected spots don't need to feel left out of landscaping either. There are ways to dress up in a side yard, along a path, in a nook, and even under a downspout. Add color and structure to hardscape elements that may need softening, such as a fence, or transition to the rest of a yard, such as next to a pond.

Garden Plans for Decks and Patios

Frame your outdoor living spaces with these practical, low-maintenance flower...

Dry Shade Garden Plan

Dry shade is one of the toughest garden conditions -- but you're in luck! This...

How to Plan a Garden

Design a beautiful garden or landscape with our garden-planning tips.

Drought-Tolerant Slope Garden Plan

Tame a tough-to-mow slope with this beautiful, easy-care plan.

Colorful Front-Yard Garden Plans

Add curb appeal to your home with these appealing multiseason flower gardens.

Property Line Garden

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Garden Design for a Deck

A garden design featuring easy-to-grow shrubs and perennials enhances this dec...

Summer-Blooming Front-Yard Cottage Garden Plan

Create charm and curb appeal in your front yard with this lush, beautiful...

Side Garden

Revel in the colors and blooms of a garden as you walk from the front yard to...

English-Style Front-Yard Garden Plan

Give your home a welcoming feel with an exuberant cottage garden in the front...

Nook Garden

Create a garden nook where you can lose yourself on sunny days.

Garden Plan to Soften a Fence

A color palette of pinks and purples gives this perennial border a unified loo...

Walk to Front Door

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Dramatic Entrance Garden Plan

Add impact to any walkway with this beautiful, easy-care garden.

Colorful Front Entry Garden Plan

Create an eye-catching entry to your landscape with this garden plan.

Front Walk Garden Plan

This eclectic mix of easy-care flowers is the perfect way to make walking to...

Walk to Front Door 2

Transform a walk to the front door into a blissful stroll down a garden lane.

Pondside Garden Plan

Create a carpet of color around your pond or stream.

Privacy Garden

Transform your yard into a secluded haven.

Along a Path Garden Plan

Add interest and texture to any winding walkway with this garden plan.

Mailbox Garden

Plan a garden around your mailbox for an inviting and cheerful look.

Foundation Garden

From Better Homes and Gardens, ideas and improvement projects for your home an...

Wet-Soil Garden Plan

Add color to an always-wet spot with this easy-care garden plan.

Patio Garden

Bask in tropical delight with this dreamy patio garden.

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