How to Landscape

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

5 Easy Ways to Spruce up Your Yard!


Front Yard Landscape Installation

Backyard Makeover

The Wonders of Nature Never Cease

The Urban Hedgerow

Showcase the Fruits of Your Garden With These 9 Creative DIY Planters

Junkin' Up Our Pool & Playhouse Outbuildings With Resale Shop Find

The beginning of getting a yard in shape!

My Landscaping Adventure!

Easy ways to Update your Backyard with Color

Fall Landscape I created at my parents home.

Amazing Backyard Tour

Landscaping Makeover

Backyard Campout Birthday Party Ideas

Backyard ponds are truly the jewel of the water feature lifestyle


Home Improvement - Building Our Home - Landscape Before And After

New Landscaping, Freshen up the Curb Appeal

A Walk Around the Yard

Columns and Landscaping

Part II: When Is an In-ground Custom Spa the Right Choice?

Landscaping a Corner Lot- Part One

Front Yard Landscape Makeover. Curb Appeal Virginia Highlands Atlanta

Yard Fun

How to Remove Grass

Easy Outdoor Party Decor

Money Saving Landscaping Tips

This is something a little different from the other designs that I previously posted.


Backyard Retreat In Keeping With Natural Surroundings

My Gardens

Custom cedar arbor enhances home's front entrance and paver patio provides sitting and gathering area.

Upgrading Backyard Can Create Completely Different Property

The Use of Artificial Grass for Public Playgrounds

My house after I installed the yard

Summer Annuals 2014 & Patching Grass Successfully


New Look to Alley Grass

Backyard Fix Up - Messy Corners

Beginning of a Back Yard

Oxalis & Pansies Blooming in the Spring in West Texas

Plant an Edible Hedge of Blueberries

Progress Pictures! A labor of love....a therapeutic garden for my Mom

Backyard Redo

my court yard...lovin it!

The Organic Garden Space...No Noise Pollution Please...Go Organic

Extreme Front Entrance Makeover

February Garden Chores

3/13 - Bridgewalk Cv. Landscape Design & Security Landscape Lighting

Ways to Spruce up Your Backyard

Northern VA Landscaping Projects

Planting a Hedge - Photinia Red Robin

Pallet Bar and Backyard Expanded


Front Yard Landscaping