Garden Styles

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Mini-Projects for Easy Yard Maintenance

While most people associate backyards with high maintenance and heavy labor, I prefer to think of my backyard as a haven to escape the mundane chores of daily life: the shopping, cooking, cleaning, tidying up, congested traffic, multi-tasking and all the other responsibilities that constitute my very existence. Putting on my overalls and stepping out [...]
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Plan Your Garden in Four Easy Steps

It’s a new year and you may be keen to think about what your garden is going to look like in the summer, but have you really thought about what flowers are going to appear in which beds? Making sure you’ve thought about a garden plan that allows you to enjoy the most of your [...]
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Mediterranean Garden

Mediterranean gardens are popular for their opulence and because the style is so prevalent throughout Greece, Spain, Italy and southern France, making the style easily recognizable. Learn how to landscape your yard or garden in this article in our complete series on garden styles.
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Woodland Garden

Perhaps no other garden style is more natural and inviting than the woodland garden style. And if you are lucky enough to live in a woodland geography, nature makes your landscaping job much easier as well.
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Prairie Garden

Wild flowers, stone paths and grasses define the Prairie garden style. Natural in form yet clearly defined, this popular garden style is found throughout much of the United States, from Texas to Canada.
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Tropical Garden

Lush and colorful. the tropical style of garden design can work in a wider range of climates than you might think. Learn what defines the tropical style and how you can transform your yard or patio space into your own tropical paradise.
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Rose Garden

A rose garden can be a fun and rewarding hobby for the enthusiast who has the time and patience to enjoy having one. Learn what it takes to plant your own rose garden.
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Water Garden

A water garden will add serenity and natural beauty to your home landscape design. Read our guide to learn how to create a water garden in your own yard!
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Formal or Knot Garden

By integrating geometric shapes and patterns, a formal or knot garden gives your landscape design a formal structure. Learn the basics of designing your own knot garden or formal garden for your yard!
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Container Garden

Are you a plant lover but don’t have a yard to call your own? Or is your home situated on a plot of land approximately the size of a postage stamp? If you don’t have enough dirt to plant even a single miniature rose bush, you can still have an attractive and stylish garden by [...]