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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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.
How to Create a Dry Creek
This dry stream bed looks so natural, you'd think it had always been part of the landscape. Watch drainage woes disappear when you make this water-diverting, eye-catching feature in your yard.
Easy Ornamental Grasses

Take advantage of these graceful, low-maintenance perennials in your garden. You'll love how they sway in the wind.