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Landscape Design 454 Stories

You see all of the breathtaking gardens on Houzz and cruise the portfolio pages of landscape architects while dreaming about the possibilities for your own landscape. Landscape architects...
You see all of the breathtaking gardens on Houzz and cruise the portfolio pages of landscape architects while dreaming about the possibilities for your own landscape. Landscape architects...
Think Turquoise to Energize or Soothe the Garden
Turquoise, the greenish-blue color that takes its name from the ornate gem, is believed to create a feeling of calm and well-being. Turquoise is touted as a great color to revive interiors, but how about our gardens? Turquoise is one of the most vibrant...
DIY Tree Forts and Deck Bring Out the Neighborhood Kids
While living in a small 1920s bungalow in downtown Orlando, Florida, with their son, this professional couple found out they were expecting another child. They left the downtown area in search of more space and lucked into a semisuburban home...
How to Help Your Home Fit Into the Landscape
Winter’s cold, dreary days are the most splendid days for daydreaming. Many people find distraction and solace in planning outdoor projects that will commence with the warmer, kinder days of spring. Planning now will save precious time later, particularly...
5 Reasons to Consider a Landscape Design-Build Firm for Your Project
For homeowners who are looking to get a landscape project under way, a landscape design-build firm can streamline the process. Using a design-build service may have pluses and minuses, depending on the scope of work and goals of the project. Design-build...
How to Find and Hire a Great Landscape Contractor
You’ve approved your landscape architect’s final site plan for your landscape design, and now it’s time to get the project built....
Lay of the Landscape: 12 Elements of Provence Garden Style
The mild climate of the Provence region, in southeast France, allows residents to enjoy outdoor living nearly all year round. Provence gardens are linked to the stone farmhouses, or mas, that are central to the region. Other elements include lavender...
How to Incorporate Your Roofing Into the Landscape
The best landscapes connect with the homes that sit atop them in both large and small ways. Attention to detail is what will move your space from ordinary to extraordinary. Pulling hues from brick,...
What to Know About Concept Design to Get the Landscape You Want
You have hired a landscape architect and had an initial site meeting, during which you walked the property and discussed priorities, a budget and a project timeline. Now the landscape architect is coming over to present your property’s concept design....
How to Move Water Through Your Landscape
Drainage problems and issues with moving water are common challenges for homeowners. They can originate from the way the site was developed when the home was constructed and may become worse over time, depending on the neighboring topography and changes...
How to Make Your Metal House Feel at Home in the Landscape
Metal houses are certainly not for everyone, but they are special to those who live in them. They can look out of place, odd or even garish in the traditional neighborhoods that blanket America. In the right setting, however, metal houses can look...
See 6 Yards Transformed by Losing Their Lawns
If you’re rethinking the lawn in your yard and looking to do something different, these six yards featured on Houzz in 2014 can provide some ideas and inspiration. Each homeowner left the lawn behind in favor of something else. One homeowner turned...
Design Solutions for the Time-Strapped Gardener
Necessity often drives gardeners to design their outdoor spaces with low or easy maintenance requirements. Is there enough time to look after the garden, and do they have the ability to care for it? There is no such thing as a zero-maintenance garden,...
9 Creative Ideas for Urban Outdoor Spaces
Having a piece of green space in the city, no matter how small, is something to treasure. But urban outdoor spaces are notorious for being oddly shaped, not so sunny and, yes,...
The Case for Functional Garden Design
Before the landscape architects of the 20th century followed their architecture colleagues and looked away from historical references for their inspiration, garden design tended to be solely about decoration, ornamentation and the cultivation of plants....
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