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Photos, expert tips and insights for good landscape design

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Front Yard Landscaping
Copper Creek Landscaping, Inc.
Mead, WA Copper Creek Landscaping in Mead, WA
  • Native Landscaping, Backyard Design Grace Design Associates in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Hydrangeas In The Front Yard Barry Block Landscape Design & Contracting in East Moriches, NY
  • Secluded Front Yard Area Shades of Green Landscape Architecture in Sausalito, CA
  • Small Front Yard Design ALIDA ALDRICH LANDCAPE DESIGN in Santa Barbara, CA
  • Lush Patio
Patio
Wisteria Landscapers
Washington, DC Wisteria Landscapers in Washington, DC
  • Stone Fireplace, Patio Cover, Traditional
Outdoor Fireplace
Botanical Decorators
Olney, MD Botanical Decorators in Olney, MD
  • Woodland, Rustic, Grasses, Fire Pit, Seat Walls
Fire Pit
Gregg and Ellis Landscape Designs
Portland, OR Gregg and Ellis Landscape Designs in Portland, OR
  • Full Color Bluestone Patio
Patio
Cipriano Landscape Design
Mahwah, NJ Cipriano Landscape Design in Mahwah, NJ
  • English Circular Patio Garden
Garden Design
Liquidscapes
Pittstown, NJ Liquidscapes in Pittstown, NJ
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Landscape Design Style Guide

Use this design guide to determine your favorite landscape style. Browse 21 different design sheets featuring suggestions for colors, décor, materials, plants and outdoor fabrics. Whether you want a Tuscan-inspired yard, a traditional English garden or mid-century landscape this guide will prove useful.

Landscape Design Sheets

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Landscaping Pictures
Backyard Landscaping Ideas
Front Yard Landscaping
Patio Ideas
Landscape Lighting
Common Landscaping Problems

Small and large yard design, ideas for creating privacy, landscaping for shade and more

Landscaping Design Inspiration
Landscape Design Styles

A guide to popular design themes including Mediterranean, modern and more

Garden Design Ideas

Raised beds, kitchen gardens, vegetable gardens and more

Simple Landscaping Ideas

Four ways to create a simple and sophisticated yard

Local Landscaping Resources

Find regional articles and photos of nearby landscapes

Landscaping Your Yard
Outdoor Kitchen Ideas
Sustainable Landscapes

Low-water landscaping, permeable paving and other eco-friendly practices

Double Duty Landscape Design

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How to Landscape

A well-designed landscape can be inspiring. It can provide a sense of calm, a sense of awe, and a sense of balance. It can boost your spirits and give you solace. A beautiful landscape can also improve the curb appeal of your home and inspire other people in your neighborhood to turn their own yards into inspiring landscapes.

Landscaping and gardening are also ideal outlets for your creativity. Nature gives you an expansive palette of colors, textures, scents, and structural compositions to choose from. In a home garden, you can take these gifts from nature and combine them in any style you desire. But with so many landscaping options at your disposal, where do you begin?

Whether you want to create a sanctuary, a retreat, an entertainment area or any other environment, you'll get ideas here on how to do it. The photographs, expert insights, and troubleshooting advice in this section can help you create a landscape that suits your unique tastes and appeals to all your senses.

Get these tipsIn this section, you'll find tips from landscaping professionals on:

  • How to plan the perfect backyard, including ideas for layouts, design styles, outdoor rooms, patios, water features and hardscaping.
  • Ways to boost the curb appeal of your front yard, including design ideas for driveways, sidewalks, front porches and courtyard gardens.
  • Designing the perfect patio, with advice on sizing and placement, materials, patio styles, and patio layouts.
  • Design ideas, planning tips and appliance options for outdoor kitchens.
  • The most popular garden styles and themes, including modern, traditional, country, Mediterranean, tropical and desert.
  • A look at award-winning projects from landscaping professionals across the country.
  • Ideas for regional landscape designs suitable to the climates, available materials and plant types characteristic of different areas of the country, from San Diego to New York.
  • Solutions for solving typical yard and landscape challenges.
  • Advice on planting bountiful vegetable and container gardens.
  • Ways to simplify your landscaping plan by choosing hardy low-maintenance plants, sticking with basic materials, minimizing complex details, and choosing straightforward uncomplicated layouts.
  • The latest landscaping trends, including meadow gardens with native plantings, growing your own food, going lawn-free, landscaping as an art form, and planting gardens that attract butterflies, birds and bees.

Mother Nature gives you a bounty of beauty to work with to create the landscape of your dreams. A landscape designer can help you make the most of this bounty by steering you to the best plants, materials and garden layouts for achieving your goals.