How to Landscape Around a Pool

Creating a resort-like atmosphere in your backyard space requires some thought, especially if you’re looking for a low-maintenance garden that provides privacy without creating lots of debris and even more pool cleaning. Whether you prefer a tropical theme, or one that’s more modern or desert-like, here are some smart poolside garden tips to create your […]

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12 Flowering Trees and Shrubs for Year-Round Beauty

One of the great pleasures gardening brings is layers of show-stopping color and texture at different times of the year. If you choose the right plants, you’ll have year-round interest in your outdoor space. In addition to sweet fragrance and pretty blossoms, flowering trees and shrubs are much easier to maintain than perennial flower beds, […]

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How to Design a Sustainable Garden

Most gardeners love nature and want to do their part to protect the environment. That means paying attention to how much water we use, managing storm-water runoff and selecting native plants that will thrive in our yards. We asked Glenn Frey, president and principal designer at Black Mountain Landscape Design in San Diego’s North County […]

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