Creative free landscaping ideas

I’ve compiled some examples of free landscaping ideas for you to enjoy. I’ve categorized them into different types of styles.The type of landscaping we can do depends a lot on the local climates. It also has a lot to do with what is popular in a certain area. Landscaping styles also change and evolve over the years.

I think the important thing to remember is that landscaping needs to enhance the value of the yard. This isn’t always the case. If you never plan on selling, then feel free to use whatever features you want. My point is that there are a lot of really tacky landscape ideas that don’t do justice to the yard, but are more a reflection of the homeowners personal tastes.

A good landscaping plan involves balance of plants, trees, shrubs, rocks and water features. So we shouldn’t just throw a bunch of stuff together and call it a landscape.


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Landscape designing will give your yard a beautiful balance without being clunky or bulky with too many obstacles to avoid.


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Different ways people have used lawn and ground coverings for their landscaping projects.


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landscaping with stone

Here are some clever ideas done by professional landscapers using stone and rocks.


desert landscaping

Here are some excellent landscaping ideas when water is scarce.


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Landscaping with waterfalls adds movement and a feeling continuity to a yard.


ideas for garden ponds

It’s always fun to have a fish pond. There are so many different kinds of fish and plant life that make ponds a beautiful addition to a front or back yard.


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Landscaping where water is in abundance makes it convenient to irrigate plant life. It also helps keep things beautiful and green.

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