Do It Yourself Landscape Design

Simple landscaping ideas to detailed project descriptions that will help you easily create your own finished designs and plans without having to hire a professional designer or contractor. Each of the following categories offers advice, tips, and pictures for backyards, front yards, gardens, patios, swimming pools, hardscaping, planting, and all simple do-it-yourself landscaping and yard projects.

With a little study and patience, your end result will be a savings of time and money, fewer mistakes and frustrations, and a beautifully finished inexpensive garden or yard. It's all free so take your time looking through our front yard, backyard, patio, pool, and garden ideas, pictures, and tips to some of the best do-it-yourself residential landscaping resources available.

Pictures

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Landscape Design Gallery

Borrow or steal ideas from actual designs and projects we've done. Beautiful front yard and backyard examples. We'll be adding new stuff all the time.

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Photos Of Garden Design Styles

Pictures galleries categotized by different garden styles of professionally created designs and designers portfolios.

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More Pictures And Designs

Pictures of front yards, backyards, patios, walkways, ponds, swimming pools, entryways, and much more.

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Front Yards

A gallery of front yard pictures. Hundreds of front yard plans and layouts for your landscape and gardening projects. Look through pictures of many different themes and styles.

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Backyards

A few of our own backyard plans and designs. Xeriscaping, hillsides, small yards, big yards, and yards for children.

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Garden Pond Ideas

Pictures of backyard garden ponds. Get ideas for different ways of designing, building, and planting around ponds and inground water features.

Hardscaping

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Patios

Patio design, plans, and pictures of patios. Browse through slide shows, explanations, flooring, and materials of each plan.

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Garden Paths & Walkways

Garden path and walkway pictures for your inspiration. Flagstone, decorative concrete, paver, and step stone paths to add access and invitation to gardens and landscaping plans.

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Landscape Steps & Stairs

Get inspiration for steps and stairs for landscaping on slopes, retaining walls, raised patios, hillside yards, and other difficult areas

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Decorative Concrete

Pictures, how to tips, and plans for decorative stamped, stained, stenciled, etched and overlayed concrete projects and hardscaping.

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Garden Arches & Arbors

Arches and arbors are a great way to clarify and accent an entry, exit, or invitation to another room in the garden. They're also a great way to dress up a patio, courtyard garden, or landscape path.

Planning Resources

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Planning How To

This tutorial is a complete, simplified, step-by-step planning guide to drawing and designing your own inexpensive design.

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Principles of Landscape Design

This article will inspire many great ideas for your design. These are the same principles of landscape design that professionals use written so you can use and understand them.

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Garden Design

The best resources for garden design, ready made plans, planning a garden from scratch, principles of design, plant selection, and inexpensive landscaping supplies.

Plants And Planting Ideas

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Choosing The Right Plants

A complete list of guidelines for plant selection including money saving tips and color combination.

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Plant databases

Guide to the most popular, complete and informative plant databases on the internet. Covers general as well as regional and native plant selection references.

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Lawn Care

Information about lawn types, diseases, weed prevention, and general lawn care.

More Design Resources

Our Blog
Recent and seasonal garden information, stories, articles, decor ideas, and garden news.

How To Plans, Articles, and Info
A collection of great landscaping articles and favorite links that cover various topics from principles of design to landscape design ideas. Lots of great information and reading.

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