Landscape Basics

Learning the landscaping basics will help you create the beautiful yard you've always wanted. Find landscaping design ideas that can add charm, welcoming color, and foliage to your yard. No matter what your goals -- and your needs -- there's a landscape plan for you.

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Replace Your Boring Downspout with a Decorative Rain Chain

Opt for the prettier rain-redirecting method. Install a rain chain to avoid a wet trouble spot under the downspout, and plant an annuals-filled garden plan centered around the rain chain.
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Expert Drainage Tips That Will Save You Money in the Long Run

'Dr. Drainage' Ryan Larsen shared the insider scoop on landscaping drainage problems (and how to avoid them!).
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Best Plants for Slopes

Sloped yards can pose planting and landscaping problems. Incline issues are easily remedied with the right plants that are built to thrive on slopes.
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A Simple, Welcoming Dooryard Garden

A dooryard garden, or garden in front of the house, is the perfect way to welcome guests. This entry perennial garden features easy-care plants that will look good year-round in your front entryway.
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Front Yard Landscaping Ideas to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

A well-designed front yard landscape can transform your home's curb appeal. It can also provide a welcoming, versatile setting where you can relax and enjoy the view. Here are some of our favorite landscaping and gardening ideas for creating the best front yard on the block.
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Tips from a Landscape Designer

Do you know where to start on your landscaping project? One landscaper shares his secrets of what to consider when landscaping your home.