A collection of great landscaping articles and favorite links that cover various topics from principles of design to landscape design gurus.
While most of the designs on this page are of front yard landscaping and curb appeal ideas, some do contain examples of backyards, courtyards, and waterfalls. These are actual designs and projects that have been created for our own clients.
Design Around Swimming Pool
This design idea surrounds a swimming pool that takes up the center of the backyard. Great landscape and one of my favorite creations.
A quick classy looking ground cover garden for a small area.
Rustic, Old Style Landscape Design
This example is of a rustic style old-time front yard landscape. It's one of the projects we're currently on as of 06-21-03. I'm using this design example to show that there is elegance in simplicity.
Small Gardens Idea
Here's another small gardens idea. This one will work well in a small square or rectangular area.
Creating Curb Appeal on A Large Corner Lot
This landscaping project is nothing fancy but has a very unique shape. It was created to cover a large area at minimal cost.
Circular Drive Design
This landscape uses different bed levels to create effect. It was created for a front yard island circle drive but can be adapted to many applications including inexpensive small gardens.
Small Garden Design
This small garden design also uses curves to create the illusion of more space. Feel free to use ideas from this one for small gardens, entry ways, or back patios.
Circular Drive Xeriscape
Design ideas for circular drives can be a challenge. This free xeric style landscape exhibits the principle of simplicity and shows how to create unity between the garden and the home.
Small Square Garden Design
This is actually a design tutorial that came out in one of our newsletters. The steps involved in creating this one as well as different variations are outlined. Some good free ideas for a small square area.
Industrial Park Plan
How do you design a landscape the size of seven football fields? I wish I knew. Actually, this design was accepted by the city for our industrial park entrance. It's way out of the do it yourself scope but you still might get some good examples.
Simple, Basic Design Idea
This landscaping idea is nothing fancy. It was a request from a client to create a design to separate his yard from his neighbors' and do it for less than $2000.00. A tough request.
Even More Pictures And Ideas
Click on the following links for more free landscaping ideas:
Step-by-Step pre-planned Gardens
These plans can actually give you some great ideas for planting schemes throughout your landscape.
More easy planting schemes.
The Library Of Congress has a great site filled with hundreds of famous gardens and landscapes from 1850 to 1920 at American Landscape and Architectural Design. You can spend hours there looking at the free landscape design plans and getting ideas.