Great Backyard Landscaping Ideas

It's easy to find great backyard landscaping ideas on the web these days...but how much of the advice can the average homeowner really use?

Elaborate landscape designs that are professionally installed and brilliantly executed are everywhere.

There's only one need to have the money to create such a dream in your own backyard. 

Not to mention the skill to actually create it!

The building material is expensive and the designs are so elaborate you need someone else to install it for you.

For the average homeowner, that probably isn't an option.

Have a small area in your yard where you'd like to start a vegetable garden but have no clue where to start?  Check out this link!

This pictures shows my 3-sisters garden in full swing!  Corn should be 'knee high by the 4th of July' to produce corn by the end of the summer.

What I've noticed is that:

  1. Most people don't have thousands of dollars to invest in their yard,
  2. Most people don't have a great deal of knowledge about how to put together a landscape plan, or even where to start, and
  3. Most people don't know much about landscaping plants or how to best configure them in their design.

BUT, almost everyone that I know is willing to do some work in their own yard to makes things more attractive and functional.

As a homeowner, you probably want an enjoyable outdoor living space, don't want to pay an arm and a leg to get it and are willing to put forth a little sweat equity to up your curb appeal. 

Or maybe you just want to grow fruit and vegetables but don't know how to start a garden.

Or maybe you just enjoy working with plants, but you're having a hard time keeping them alive and you're not sure what you're doing wrong.

The backyard landscaping ideas on this site are presented in a simple way to help you:

  • create a vision for your backyard,
  • build a garden, improve your planting skills, or improve the environment by composting and saving rain water, and
  • make decisions about what aspects of your design concept you will be able to complete by yourself, and what may be more appropriately referred to a professional.

This information is broken down into easy to follow instructions so that you can make the most of it and use it to improve your own yard.

The backyard landscaping ideas presented on this site will help you create a yard you can enjoy for years to come!

This site includes lots of information based on my own personal experience and the experiences of average, middle class homeowners...many of whom reside on small city lots.

Other landscaping websites are recommended when they provide valuable information or good detail on specific projects that may be included in your backyard landscaping design.

The only products recommended are those that I have purchased myself, or those that I KNOW have worked for someone else.

It's my goal to give you information that will help you to create a beautiful backyard retreat on a nominal budget, and using only the skills that you currently posses.

I am continually adding to the Great Backyard Landscaping Ideas site, and I understand there is a lot of content to go through.

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