Video: July Gardening Tips - Watering in Summer

Mitch Baker of American Plant Garden Center offers tips and ideas for watering your garden, lawn and trees in the hot summer months. Read More

How To Water Your Lawn For The Best Results

Much stress is placed on our water systems during warm summer months. Many homeowners who water their lawns use as much as 80 percent more water during the summer than they do in cooler seasons. But the average homeowner often waters his lawn too frequently, too lightly and at the wrong time of day, wasting water and creating an unhealthy environment for their grass. Read More

Go Tropical with Hardy Hibiscus

Aloha! You don’t have to live in Hawaii, California or South Florida to enjoy the beauty and tropical appeal of hibiscus, with its eye-popping, saucer-like blooms. There are varieties that do well as far north as Wisconsin. Read More

The Magnificent Seven: Stars of the Herb Garden

Of all of the herbs readily available, it’s sometimes confusing to try to make a decision about which ones to include in your garden. Why spend your dollars and hours of your time in growing herbs that you may never use? Often, too much of a good thing is a bad thing. Read More

Video: May Gardening Tips - Annuals

Mitch Baker of American Plant Garden Center offers tips and ideas for planting your annuals ahead of summer. Read More

Resort Style Landscape Design At Home

Most of the landscapes featured on YardShare are residential areas designed by homeowners (and they do a great job!) But we also get a chance to peek at how the other half lives, too. The concepts presented in these glamorous resort landscapes can be used to make your own yard look even better. Read More

Landscaping Around Eyesores Got You Stumped?

Sometimes, your budget may hold you back from making major changes in your landscaping. You’ve got to look for ways to create an attractive outdoor environment while saving money. Unfortunately, extreme couponing won’t help you pay for stump removal. Read More

Postage Stamp Yard Makeover

We love taking a gander at what YardShare members do to turn a yucky yard into a lovely lawn. For some people, this takes years of hard work. But when you have a small plot and a lot of determination, you can make a night and day difference in a single season. That’s what you’ll see in this makeover by Neal Teixeira. Read More

Create Your Own Backyard Firepit

The caveman instinct within us comes alive when we cuddle up to an outdoor fire. That need for warmth, a way to cook our food and a hot blaze to light up the night. It’s a comfort that we all instinctively crave. Read More

Summer Fun for Teens in the Backyard

With summer fast approaching, your teenagers will soon be out of school. This time of year, teens need a place to gather that’s safe and fun. Why not make it your back yard? If you make your yard inviting enough, yours can be the “cool” house where all the neighborhood teens gather. 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!