Plain & Flat – The Perfect Front Yard Canvas

It’s pretty common for participants here at YardShare to write in asking for help. Here’s an example of a Plain Jane yard posted by Crystal Hebert. The fact that it’s not a sloping lawn is actually a good thing from one perspective. Read More

Landscaping With Stone

Stones can really add character to a yard and even save you money in the long run while being kind to Mother Earth. For example, stonework can help with watering costs. Read More

Joyful Gardens: Three Easy Gardens To Plant This Spring

Sometimes you want to do things just for the fun of it. Here are three easy gardens to plant this spring and enjoy all summer long. Do this just for the child inside you—or, for the one—or ones—beside you. Read More

Dress Up and Show Off! Window Boxes For All Seasons

Make the exterior of your home fashionable for spring—dress it up with window boxes full of colorful flowers and foliage. Read More

Deck You, Deck You Very Much

Building a deck is one of the most popular outdoor home improvement projects because it can be done with a few good tools and a few good men (or women). There are lots of reasons to build a deck on your property. Read More

Container Gardening: Not Just for African Violets Any More

Let's face it. There are times when you've just got to have a container for your precious plants. Some of us use them in an attempt to keep invasive (but attractive) alien plants in check; some of us turn to containers from lack of space or ground; and some of us just plain make container gardening glamorous. Read More

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Robert Frost wasn't crazy about fences, but his neighbor was. Maybe Frost was messy and the neighbor wanted everybody to know where Frost's property ended and his began; maybe Frost's neighbor wanted to keep kids out of his yard. Who knows? In any case, fences are a very popular addition to many yards. Read More

Create Your Own Small Pond This Weekend

Ponds and water gardens are great assets to the landscape and provide much interest for the homeowner. Small ponds are not expensive; you can purchase a pre-formed hard-plastic variety and dig a hole to fit its contours, or, a flexible pond liner that will lay down and follow the shape of the hole you’ve already dug. Read More

Grow Up! Ideas For Climbing Plants

When you’re running out of space in your yard, or you need some height to create additional interest, grow up! There are numerous twisting, twining and climbing plants available—both annuals and perennials. Read More

Make Room For Nature On Your Patio

A patio is a transitional space between your home and the great wilderness (AKA: your backyard). Unfortunately, many of these spaces languish as barren concrete deserts. It’s time to think about ways to bring in the green without sacrificing the utility of your patio. Read More

About Yard Ideas

"Just another landscaping blog, right?" Wrong...sort of. The theme of the YardShare community has always been, Knocking Down Fences. So the Yard Ideas presented here are really our member's ideas, packaged into neat little articles. We use yards that the members have shared as examples of great ideas that will hopefully inspire you. Enjoy!