Beneficial Bugs For Your Garden

Beneficial bugs are nature’s response to the pests that can plague your garden. These insect-friends include lady beetles (formerly ladybugs), green lacewings, assassin bugs, praying mantis, minute pirate bugs, ground beetles, syrphid flies, and predatory stinkbugs. Read More

Chop or Transplant - How Much are Your Trees Worth?

Trees are a long term landscaping investment. There’s no hardscape feature that can fully replace the natural beauty and shade of a living, “breathing” tree. Unfortunately, the decision about where to plant a tree is often made by the builders or original owners of a home. Read More

Gardening and Cooking with Lemon-Scented and Lemon-Flavored Herbs

You don’t have to live in a tropical or semi-tropical climate or pay big bucks at the grocery store to enjoy the freshness of lemons. Grow your own lemons this season—lemon-scented and lemon-flavored herbs, that is! Read More

If Jack Nicklaus Landscaped Your Yard...

You’d have a golf course. Or, at least you’d have a putting green. Maybe just a mini golf course? If you’ve got a real tee time addiction, even just a coffee can buried in the ground might do. Read More

Safe, Free, and Easy Weed Prevention Techniques

When it comes to weeds, it pays to work smart. Pulling weeds is one of the most tedious and persistent chores of gardening. Spending time on your hands and knees eliminating these little pests is not just unpleasant; it also takes away from time that could be spent gardening. Read More

YardShare on the Today Show

Catch the Today Show on NBC on Monday? If not, you missed Heather Cabot, the Web Life Editor for Yahoo! and The Well Mom, talking about how gardening has gone digital. We were excited to hear Heather profile YardShare as the new way that homeowners can share and "socialize" their yards... Read More

The Versatile Pot

Give your yard that extra “Ahh!” factor by decorating it with pots of colorful flowers and interesting plants. Not only is “potting up” a quick way to spread color and cheer throughout your yard, it is also a relatively easy way create a spectacular garden in a short time. Read More

Koi And Goldfish Pond Tips

Koi ponds are all the rage for homeowners these days. There is nothing like relaxing at the water’s edge while feeding a writhing school of koi or goldfish as they fight for every last scrap of Purina fish chow. It kind of makes you feel like a benevolent despot with your own little fiefdom of fishy peasants. Read More

Birds, Butterflies and Bats: Welcome Them to Your Garden

With the continued growth in population throughout our country, many wildlife species face increasing pressure from lack of natural habitat—the number one threat to wildlife today. So creating welcoming places for these wonderful creatures in your yard—no matter how small—will help... Read More

Good Drainage Could Transform This Disaster Zone

New or neglected lawns can be a problem that’s easy to acknowledge but tough to fix. Sometimes the challenges are so great that homeowners feel helpless to make a difference. These folks want a well landscaped yard but don’t know where to start. 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!