Landscaping Plants



Regardless of where you live, how much space you have, and what your experience level is, you can enjoy landscape design with help from the Web. Landscaping is not only fun to plan and implement, but if done well, it can even reduce your energy costs, provide years of comfort and enjoyment, and increase the value of your home. Start planning your landscaping project on the Web by looking through photos for ideas as well as researching specific design principles, features, and types of plants. You’ll find useful blogs and forums for sharing tips and advice, and can even locate a nearby landscaper if the project seems too daunting to tackle on your own.

Landscaping Ideas

For most people, the best (or easiest) part of landscaping is imagining the design you want to ... read more »

Landscaping Plants

Different plants thrive in different environments, and they require varying amounts of water, care, food, and sunlight. Use the following resources to learn which plants will work best in your climate.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If you’re spending lots of time designing your home or garden to include certain types of plants, be sure that you select plant types that will grow and thrive in the years to come—not those that will wilt or wither after just a few seasons.
  • Landscaping projects can be expensive, but if you think ahead, you can use different plants and features to save yourself money in the long run. The U.S. Department of Energy offers advice for energy efficient landscaping.
  • Often, greenhouses and landscape supply centers employ master gardeners and experienced landscapers. Try to visit and speak to a knowledgeable staffer for advice that applies directly to your climate and location.

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Landscape Design

Now that you have an idea of what landscape design you’d like and which plants you’d ... read more »

Landscaping Forums and Blogs

Blogs and forums offer a full gamut of candid advice and information: you’ll find those that ... read more »

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