Tips for Designing an English Cottage Garden

One of the most charming landscape styles is the English cottage garden. This type of design works particularly well around older, smaller homes with wood, brick, or stone facades. This isn’t your frightfully well bred and proper formal British garden. Read More

Walk This Way! Pathways to Add Interest to Your Garden

A beautiful garden path is an attraction in its own right, but pathways can serve many purposes in your yard. They invite you and your guests to stroll through the garden, admiring the plants and landscape. Read More

Toss a Penny in the Pond

Actually, these homeowners tossed 3 million pennies in their pond to make their landscaping dream come true. Thirty grand isn’t a bad price for a water feature of this size and complexity. Here’s a blow by blow of the entire landscaping project. Read More

Some Like It Hot! Growing Cacti and Succulents

They’re from the same family; in fact, cacti (plural, cactus, singular)—are part of the larger group of plants known as succulents. The primary difference between the two is the exterior; succulents have smooth skins; cacti have spiny skins. Read More

Landscaping A BIG Front Porch

Toni Capito in Clayton actually has a front porch, a back porch, and two side porches. This decking wraps around her house like fashionable wooden Ray-Bans. Pair a huge house with an enormous flat yard, and you’ve got a project that’s going to take some extensive landscaping. Read More

The Fragrant Garden: Sensuous, Scented Flowers

Why not create a garden of sensuous scents? A small plot in your yard devoted to only flowers that titillate the nose, that make you breathe so deeply that you’re transported to a more restful, heavenly place. Read More

Yards Designed By The World’s Best Parents

Some parents (and grandparents) really go all out in turning their backyard into a super-fantastic playground for their progeny. These projects no doubt cost a pretty penny, but it’s worth it to pry kids loose from their X-Box long enough to actually get some physical activity. Read More

A Man’s Home is His Castle – Medieval Landscaping

Sometimes, when the chips are down, all you’ve got is the quarter acre plot of land you call home. If that’s the case, you may start feeling a bit protective about your little slice of property. That’s the time to consider adding some medieval touches to your landscape design. Read More

Giving Back With Community Gardens

Having your own garden is a richly rewarding experience; but there’s something even more enjoyable about introducing your friends and neighbors to the joys of landscaping. In the true spirit of YardSharing, some of our members are involved in creating and maintaining community gardening areas. Read More

Get Creative With Containers: Pot Luck Planters

When we think of potting up some plants for our home or garden, we often think of the traditional clay pots or the lighter-weight, clay-colored, plastic pots. But have some fun, use your imagination, and come up with some unique, untraditional containers for your plants. 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!