Converting the space in the back yard into a series of semi-private outdoor spaces and creating a basic meditation garden are two landscaping ideas that homeowners can achieve without spending a lot of money or investing... More »

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Some creative landscaping ideas include adding a pergola, using topiary plants or installing a Japanese-style garden. Pergolas are freestanding shade structures with no walls, and they usually have a slatted roof and fou... More »

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While traditional landscape edging uses bender board, plastic, metal, bricks or rocks, homeowners have many additional choices. Buried wine bottles or bamboo stalks of varying height add interest while maintaining a clea... More »

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Some concrete yard edging ideas are tinting the concrete in brown shades that blend in seamlessly with the rest of the garden and purchasing imprinted or textured concrete. Concrete can also be finished to resemble tile ... More »

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When planning a shady garden, consider the size, shape and amount of sunlight coming into the area, then choose brightly colored plants that thrive in shade to fill in the space. Establish the proper soil and mulch conte... More »

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Some inexpensive design ideas for gardens and outdoor spaces include creatively reusing already owned items, repurposing materials, shopping at flea markets and utilizing free local gardening groups. Garden designs can i... More »

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Most homeowners use quick-connect hose fittings with adapters that screw onto the male and female threads of garden hoses and attachments, making interchanging connections easier. Some fittings include a valve that autom... More »