DIY Landscaping Ideas

Are you new to DIY landscaping and need some help getting started? We have the tools to guide you as you plan your landscaping project. Check out our top, best, and new landscaping projects, as well as our DIY tutorial videos, discussion boards, and slideshows. Join the Hometalk community of DIY landscapers and get ready to see results!

DIY Landscaping Design

Mark out high and low areas

Print out an aerial view of your property using Google Maps to help you establish where your high and low areas are.

Plan your layout

Plan around those high and low areas. Flowers that like damp conditions go in low areas and vice versa.

Map out your garden beds

Decide which garden beds to place where, by considering which plants prefer sunny and shady spots.

Add hardscaping

Pathways, walls, pavers, statues, ponds, and entertainment areas will add further depth to the garden.

Implement your design

Be willing to compromise in case you can't source the plants you had in mind. Visit your local nurseries and ask for advice.

Top Landscaping Projects

We have the top landscaping projects all ready for you right here. Check them out!

Landscaping Videos

Are you looking for landscaping video tutorials for tips and hacks? Look no more.

Backyard Redo

Wanted a little oasis of sorts as I am allergic to grass, this is what I did to my backyard.

Easy Way to Add a Garden Bed

Dreaming of a new flower bed but don't feel liking removing all that grass? Here's an easy and fast way to create a new bed without using chemicals.

Simple Garden Path

This is a simple wooden garden path that can be made with a few logs, a chain saw, some oil, and some time.

How to Make Grass Grow Fast & Fix Bald Spots

Here's a video and simple how-to instructions showing you how to make grass grow fast and fix bald spots in your lawn. It's been working great in my yard for years. The key is to let the seeds germinate in the saw dust or peat moss and to keep watering once spread on the bald spots until the grass takes hold. I use the fine saw dust from the table saw as the base, but peat moss works just as well.

New Landscaping Projects

Need some new DIY landscaping ideas? Check out our collection of projects here.

Browse Landscaping Projects

Privacy Screen Ideas and How to Make A Fence Taller
Stair Riser Planter Garden
How We Made Stepping Stone Walkway From Ice Cream Buckets.
Lattice Wall for Backyard Privacy
DIY Backyard Golf Green | My Dad's Gift to Himself for Father's Day
DIY Gravel Garden: Easy & Low Maintenance!
13 Easy DIY Backyard Landscaping Ideas
Backyard Makeover: DIY Landscaping Project
Small Front Yard and Big Ideas!!
No Maintenance Front Yard. No Mowing, No Fertilizer,
Transforming my Backyard into a Secret Garden- Part 1
Outside Stairs
Top 10 Easy Backyard Ideas For Entertaining
Ugly Rain Barrel Beautiful
Simple Garden Path
Tire Rim Water Hose Holder
My Cinderella Yard Make Over...From Ugly to Wonderful
6 Front Yard Landscaping Ideas That Add Curb Appeal
DIY Hand Painted Wind Chimes
How to Fill Driveway Cracks
Our New Backyard Shed
DIY Outdoor Staircase
How to Make a Fire Bowl
Creating a Xeriscape Backyard Landscape
Low Maintenance Front Yard Landscaping
Mosaic Walkway
Cubby House for Under $30
A Backyard Upgrade With A Unique Vegetable Garden Fence
Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil
Low Maintenance Gardening (Part 1): Dry Creek Bed
Hand Sewn Baby Swing
Landscaping Project
How to Build a Window Box