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Recent Diy Landscape Design Articles


A wood fence is only as strong as its posts. Anchor posts properly in concrete, never directly in the soil. (Photo: Kevin Stevens)

How to Build a Rot-Proof Wood Fence

Posted by Kevin Stevens | May 06, 2012

Fences are normally built for two reasons: The first is to provide some level of containment, whether this is for the family dog or a herd of cattle grazing in the back 40. The second...


Motivation is hard when you're facing a home improvement project. Cris is here to help you get unstuck. (Photo: SweetOnVeg/Flickr)

10 Tips to Help You Focus on Home Improvement Projects

Posted by Cris Carl | Mar 28, 2012

If you have a home, I guarantee that you have home improvement projects to do. Whether relating to season, maintenance, upgrades, or repairs, there is rarely a time when the list is...


Do you want your garden to be lush and beautiful? It needs a few things from you. (Photo: rkramer62/Flickr)

7 Things Your Garden Needs from You

Posted by Erica Glasener | Mar 28, 2012

If your garden could tell you what it needs, these are 7 things it would request. 1. Realistic expectations: Designing your garden to provide year around interest or production of...


Arum, Carex and Hydrangea in November. Photo by Erica Glasener.

Sun Versus Shade: Know Before You Plant

Posted by Erica Glasener | Mar 04, 2012

When it comes to gardening successfully, selecting the right plant for the right place is key. To determine what the right place in your landscape is for your plants, you need to familiarize...


A garden trellis at Dumbarton Oaks. Photo by Erica Glasener.

DIY Landscape Design: Choosing Garden Structures

Posted by Erica Glasener | Feb 16, 2012

One of my favorite public gardens is Dumbarton Oaks, in Georgetown, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Even though I’m a plant lover, (so many plants, so little time) it’s the...


My own big and beautiful Italian flat leaf parsley. -- Erica

7 Giant Herbs You Can Grow at Home

Posted by Erica Glasener | Jan 12, 2012

I admit it, I live to eat. I also enjoy cooking and having fresh herbs to use for soups, stews and salads. With this in mind I grow herbs in pots and in the ground. As far as I’m...


This is the mess that the previous owner left us.

REAL HOME SAGA: Amy's Lawn

Posted by | Jan 10, 2012

Every home comes with a few unsavory features that buyers have to overlook, knowing they probably made the home more affordable and, at the very least, will make for a good story someday....


Stewartia pseudocamelia bark in March. Photo by Erica Glasener.

18 Trees with Beautiful Bark

Posted by Erica Glasener | Dec 29, 2011

I look forward to every season in the garden and to the unique charms and qualities that each has to offer. In winter, a blue sky day is the ideal time to appreciate trees, both native...