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Yard Projects And Design Methods
This is a new page we've added to cover specific details on landscaping projects and methods used in professional landscape design. We ...
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Small Desert Scene Yard Plan
In this example you can get an idea of the role texture plays in this small landscape. Just like in a natural desert scene where there are..
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Weed Barrier Is It Really Necessary?
Landscaping fabrics are by no means an answer to a no maintenance landscape. I know a lot of folks are under the impression that they can...
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No More Boring Ceilings
When building a new home or upgrading your existing home, there are many upgrades available to customize the home to your particular ...
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Laying Flagstone Walkways and Patios
Flagstone is a great and very attractive landscaping material. The irregular shapes of the flat stone pieces add great natural rustic ...
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Do It Yourself Project Plans
Most, if not all of the elements and projects in your landscaping, yard, and garden are simple to slightly hard do it yourself projects...
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Outdoor Kitchen Planning
Get some great ideas for planning your outdoor kitchen project. This video has some good considerations for quality, durability, and ...
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Lawn Care And Home Improvement
In the last five years I’ve watched with excitement as The Landscape Design Site has climbed its way to being one of the most viewed ...
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Erosion Control Retaining Wall
From this view you can see the necessity of this retaining wall construction. Before we created the wall, the erosion was actually cutting..
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Rustic Rock Walls
Almost any garden style, even modern, can be beautifully influenced by the addition of natural stone and rock elements such as walls, ...
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Seating Ideas
Seating areas in courtyards, patios, and all garden design for that matter, can be created to be more than just a place to sit. Framed and..
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Big Commercial Industrial Park Xeriscaping Plan
This xeriscape design was created for the entrance of a large commercial industrial park. Being so large, maintenance and maintenance ...
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Colors Used In Southwest Landscape Design
The color schemes that often give Southwest landscaping and garden design its flavor and atmosphere are generally rich earthy desert tones..
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Planning Your Patio on a Budget
Planning and building beautiful and functional patios, like most areas of landscaping and garden design, does not have to be expensive. ...
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Using A Bubble Graph Garden Design
This is a simple example of a bubble graph or diagram. This one was designed using Microcoft paint which is usually on most computers ...
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Landscaping Garden Design Ebooks
I'm a big fan of downloadable digital ebooks. If I'm looking for information on a peticular subject, I want it now and not a week or so ...
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Planters And Steps For A Sunken Patio Garden
From this angle of the patio you can see more detail and the flower bed planters and steps that we created in the corner that lead down ...
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Arid Oasis Landscapes - Chandler, Arizona
Arid Oasis Landscape Company, with its corporate headquarters located in Chandler, Arizona, is a design build firm that serves the entire ..
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Mediterranean Tile Pool Deck
While this tile decking around this Mediterranean style pool is very beautiful, it looks like it might be a little warm on the feet...
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Rock Garden Walls
The walls of courtyard and enclosed patio gardens are often one of the most enfleuncing elements in creating the atmosphere of the garden...
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Swimming Pool Surrounded By Lawn
It isn't very common to see this type of landscaping around a pool where there is no decking and the lawn comes directly against the ...
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Simple Budget Front Yard Designs
This design was created for a client who wanted to separate his front yard from his neighbors' and do it for less than $2000.00. AND do ...
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Swimming Pool Planting Tips
Safety, privacy, placement, access, maintenance. There's a lot to consider when installing a swimming pool in your yard. And of course, ...
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Tall Rock Walls
I am very fond of courtyards, patios, and gardens like this that are created mostly from natural stone and rock. While high walls like ...
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Italian Front Yard Landscape
Creating the right atmosphere for this design was easy because the home itself has the perfect Italian look and feel for it. And even ...
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Retaining Walls | The Complete Retaining Wall How To Guide
The resources on this page should leave you with very few if any questions on how to build your own retaining walls. From gathering your ...
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Garden Arbor Free Plans And Ideas
Arbors are a relatively easy do it yourself home project. Most can be finished in a weekend. These plans should leave you with very little..
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Do It Yourself Adirondack Chair Plans
The easy style of Adirondack chairs makes for a great do it yourself project. They're very easy to build, sturdy, and go well in most ...
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A Small Courtyard Patio Makeover
courtyards and patios like this one require a lot of attention to detail, making the most of what little space is available, and proportion.
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Simple Details Make The Design
In patio design as well as all landscape and garden design, the details and finishing touches can make a huge difference in the finished ...
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Desert Southwest Arizona Front Yard Plan
Arizona Design Picture 7 This pic is of a very interesting tree that already existed in the yard. I've gotten several different names for ..
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Erosion Control On A Sloped Yard
Besides being a Desert Southwest Santa Fe style design, this landscaping was also designed for erosion control of the foundation of the ...
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Corner Lot Front Yard Plan
Creating curb appeal for this corner lot was one of the more unusual landscaping designs that we've come up with. Using several different ..
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How To Mow A Yard The Right Way
How to mow a yard the right way - Improper mowing causes more lawn care problems than any other yard maintenance practice. Most lawns are...
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Rustic Front Yard Plan
Fully mature trees and plants and a completely perfect lawn make this rustic front yard landscape appear as if it's been established for ...
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Free DIY Yard Design Plans
While most of the designs on this page are of front yard landscaping and curb appeal ideas, some do contain examples of backyards, ...
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Big Estate Backyard Plan
The design that we created for the backyard of this big estate project is my favorite part of the entire totally large plan. The ideas ...
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A Backyard Design Plan for Kids and Child Safety
While this backyard landscape was designed with the children and child safety in mind, it also offers a lot for the parents and dogs as ...
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Round Patio Paving Design Idea
Regardless if a patio is round, square, or other shape, concrete pavers are a common and popular choice for floors. And generally because...
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A Small Desert Xeriscape Plan
This small design is basically an elaborate cover representing a desert scene solely for the home owners viewing pleasure. As you'll ...
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Pictures Of Swimming Pool Landscape Design
Once again, this gallery of swimming pool pictures is a supplement to the original gallery located at Swimming Pool planting Ideas. While...
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Garden Trellis Plans and Ideas
Building trellises is a very easy do it yourself home project. There's no reason for you to not build your own. There are many different ...
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Circular Driveway Planting Layout
Even though this small design is created for the center planter of a circular driveway, with a little imagination, it could be altered ...
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Flagstone Front Porch Walkway Construction
This is a straight way from the yard entry to the front door. In some landscaping applications such as this flagstone walkway path, a ...
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Small Square Yard Design
Now that we've taken care of what's necessary, this is what we have. Like I said before, most of us could see the shape this walkway would..
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Landscape Site Analysis
A site analysis is just your basic "make sure you thought of everything before landscaping" checklist. Of course, with every landscape and..
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Free Yard Plans And Designs
We set out in search of free garden plans and designs online expecting to find just a few. Instead however, we found over 50 examples that..
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Fall Gardening Checklist – Preparing The Fall Garden For Spring
fall autumn garden imageI believe Fall has arrived. And I know that when it turns Autumn here in the desert southwest, it must be Fall ...
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Buckboard Wagon Planter
Like other buckboards and wagons in this directory, this one has been filled with flowers and placed in this front yard as a planter...
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Ornamental Grass Garden Plans
Ornamental grass garden plans. In my opinion as a professional designer, every yard or landscape needs some ornamental grasses to some ...
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Shady Garden Plans
Garden plans for low light and shady situations. Planting shady yards and gardens can be quite a challenge even for those with some ...
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Small Square Gravel Backyard Plan
Here's a xeriscaping (low water use) example of the same yard that is nothing but gravel and has no lawn.In this example of the same ...
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How To Design A Garden Plan
Most people see garden design and landscaping on two different levels. While designing a garden implies a smaller more intimate project ...
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Butterfly Hummingbird Garden Plans
Attracting butterflies and hummingbirds to the garden is quite simple. Provide them with something to eat, drink, and shelter and they'll ..
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Sunny Garden Plans
Landscaping and garden plans for sunny locations. Most sunny areas are hot and require plants that can take the mid day heat. While most ...
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Making Hydrangeas Turn Pink
There's a lot that can be said about proper soil ph and its effect on the overall health and growth of plants. However, in this article ...
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Mailbox, Lamp Post, Etc. Garden Design Plans
Sometimes coming up with garden plans and design ideas for small areas can be more difficult than large landscaping situations...
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Centipede Grass Lawn Turf
Geographic Zones: Centipede grass grows best in the south-eastern states, in a rough area stretching from the southern border of Virginia...
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Small Garden Design Plans
This is a collection of some our own small gardens, yards, and landscape designs that we've designed and built over the years. Feel free...
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Front Door Entry Patio Garden
This small entry patio landscape design was created for an empty unused area by a front door. The goal of this design was to create a ...
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Pre Planned Garden Designs
Plant selection is generally where most folks have a lot of trouble planning and designing a new garden or landscape. Most of the emails ...
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Tuscan Italian Gardens
I must admit that I know very little about the Tuscan Garden style. While I have studied it a bit, I've yet to have the opportunity to ...
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How To Stain Concrete Floors
If you're set on staining your concrete yourself, the directions here will show you how you can do it on your own. While the presenters ...
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Cul de sac Big Front Yard Plan
Most cul de sac designs are interesting to create because they're usually odd shape. If you look closely at the line elements in this one...
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