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

On the Fence – Dressing Up Your Boundaries

Your fence says just as much about your yard as the flowers you choose for decoration. Fences are actually critical for setting the tone around which the rest of your landscaping is developed. Read More

Growing Carnivorous Plants

Got an insect problem? Start a collection of carnivorous plants and get ready to watch the action. Invite your friends and neighbors—these “carnival” plants will put on a show. Seriously, and joking aside, these are very interesting plants, indeed. Read More

Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 2

There are just too many flowers that help other plants – companion plants, we call them. Either that, or these columns are too short. In any case, I find myself compelled to write about some more helpful flowers that are wonderful companions to their friends. Read More

Give Your Flowers Some Companions, Part 1

There are some people I just love to work with. No matter what we're doing, I always do better work when I'm with them. I'm sure you know how that works. And then there are some people who make all my ideas shrivel up and die. Plants are the same way. Read More

The Lure of Lovely Lavender

Those fortunate enough to have walked in a field of lavender and inhaled the heady aroma emanating from the purple waves of the flowering plants will most likely never forget the experience. It could be the beginning of a passionate love affair with this wonderful herb. Read More

Small Yards Need Pools Too!

Water lovers around the world agree: even in the smallest yard, there’s always room for a pool. Sure, it might seem like Chris Farley’s fat guy in a little coat, but you can make it fit! Actually, your pool can look just fine if you pay attention to detail. Read More

Cut & Grow: Enjoy the Benefits of a Cutting Garden

Many gardeners grow flowers for the pleasure of having fresh bouquets to decorate their homes or to give away to friends. But they also enjoy the beauty that the flowers provide in their yards; here is the dilemma--to cut or not to cut. The solution may be to plant a separate flower garden just for cutting. 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!