Beautiful No-Mow Yards: convert ditches in landscape into a low-maintenance garden. Instead of covering the ditch with grass, plant a Swale Garden. These types of gardens help channel storm-water runoff, benefiting both the yard and local environment.

Beautiful No-Mow Yards: convert ditches in landscape into a low-maintenance garden. Instead of covering the ditch with grass, plant a Swale Garden. These types of gardens help channel storm-water runoff, benefiting both the yard and local environment.

DIY Garden Trellis Projects • Lots of Ideas & Tutorials!

DIY Garden Trellis Projects

Beautiful display of landscaping with evergreens. This is a berm built for privacy.  It serves it's purpose well. This is beautiful all season.

Beautiful display of landscaping with evergreens. This is a berm built for privacy. It serves it's purpose well. This is beautiful all season.

Take advantage of a change in grade to display your favorite potted plants on niches in a retaining wall holding back the slope. Bringing flowering pots closer to eye level gives them greater impact....plants are so pretty fixed this way!

Take advantage of a change in grade to display your favorite potted plants on niches in a retaining wall holding back the slope. Bringing flowering pots closer to eye level gives them greater impact....plants are so pretty fixed this way!

Foot-traffic-friendly groundcovers that compete well with weeds and stay relatively short without mowing include mat-forming creeping thyme, grasslike blue sedge (Carex glauca), and mounding moss phlox (a good choice on hillsides where mowing is difficult).

Lawn-Less Yard Solutions

Foot-traffic-friendly groundcovers that compete well with weeds and stay relatively short without mowing include mat-forming creeping thyme, grasslike blue sedge (Carex glauca), and mounding moss phlox (a good choice on hillsides where mowing is difficult).

I love this rock border #garden decorating #garden designs #garden design ideas #modern garden design| http://gardendesign.lemoncoin.org

I love this rock border #garden decorating #garden designs #garden design ideas #modern garden design| http://gardendesign.lemoncoin.org

~ VIOLETS (VIOLA SPP) ~ How to Choose Groundcovers and Plants to Use As Lawn Alternatives | DIY Landscaping | Landscape Design & Ideas, Plants, Lawn Care | DIY

How to Choose Groundcovers and Plants to Use As Lawn Alternatives

~ VIOLETS (VIOLA SPP) ~ How to Choose Groundcovers and Plants to Use As Lawn Alternatives | DIY Landscaping | Landscape Design & Ideas, Plants, Lawn Care | DIY

Play Up Purple  Golden leaves grab the eye -- but so do purple ones. And plants with violet, maroon, or plum-hue leaves (including 'Diabolo' ninebark, many Japanese maples, and many weigelas) are especially trendy. The rich coloring stands out in the garden and blends well with a wide variety of shades, including chartreuse.

Master the Art of Using Color in the Garden

Play Up Purple Golden leaves grab the eye -- but so do purple ones. And plants with violet, maroon, or plum-hue leaves (including 'Diabolo' ninebark, many Japanese maples, and many weigelas) are especially trendy. The rich coloring stands out in the garden and blends well with a wide variety of shades, including chartreuse.

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