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

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Landscaping Videos

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

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.

Tire Rim Water Hose Holder

If you're looking for a quick project to brighten up your yard this summer, here's something to consider, especially if your water hose is just coiled up on the ground. I've seen similar ideas so I thought I'd try my hand at it and I love how this upcycle turned out!

How to Make a Fire Bowl

This was one of my most exciting projects I have worked on. With the little experience I have, I love concrete work. I will give you all the steps I took to create this awesome fire bowl.The bowls I use I'm not sure where you can get them. I snagged these from my office after a lunch part. They are plastic catering bowls. I believe any bowls could work.

Stair Riser Planter Garden

I've always dreamed of a super simple, easily accessible and manageable herb garden. I've tried different methods of keeping them in the past, but they always end up growing into one another, being displayed poorly, or being infested with bugs. This option is appealing, eye-catching, and extremely functional. Now, I can quickly snip, pull or pick the herb I need for my next meal, right outside my back door!

New Landscaping Projects

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

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Tire Rim Water Hose Holder
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Lattice Wall for Backyard Privacy
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