home garden

Need landscape design help? There's an app for that!

August 07, 2018
Intimidated by landscaping? There are now a number of online services available to help with the landscape design of your home garden. Check out these landscaping online services and apps!

Pet-friendly gardens

June 19, 2017
How to create a pet-friendly garden with plants that enrich your pets' lives and your garden's aesthetic.

May Garden Tips

April 27, 2017
Gardening tips for weather changes in May

Life After Lawn Advice: Plant for Year-round Color

February 28, 2017
The Bayon’s front yard displays Eva’s passion for and education in botany. An avid plant collector, Eva and her husband have created a miniature rock garden in their relatively small yard with the artistic placement of boulders and rock mulch, all anchored and softened by a variety of perennials that range in size, color and growing habits.

Life After Lawn Advice: Learn by Doing

February 28, 2017
Mona and Frank Demasi

Many succulents are well adapted to low-water landscapes because their thickened leaves store water, providing them the ability to survive dry, hot climates. Softer leaved succulents like Echeveria prefer shade in our region while the larger, cold-hardy Agave and Aloe species do well in full sun.

Life after Lawn advice: Natural Does Not Have to Mean Messy

September 09, 2016
When Kiers' family moved into their mid-century-style home in July 2014, the front yard was a traditional patch of Bermuda grass and boxwood hedges. But, as a landscape architect, Kiers knew what to do next — the lawn had to go.