Beautiful side yard with a boxwood lined gravel path, climbing white roses, and small narrow trees along the fence. A small space side yard garden, this stepping stone path takes you from the driveway, down the side yard, to back gardens.
The lush, green backyard of this preserved Pasadena estate sits on 1.37 acres, and was said to be the most sought after location on the western edge of the Pasadena Arroyo back in 1918 when the home was built.
Here’s an excellent idea for an around-the-world party or a food tasting fiesta: turn basic yard stakes into direction signs by marking them with pens or markers and adding color with paint. Attach them to one another using fabric scraps or rope; then hang on the wall or suspend above the table with twine and clothes pins.
Fall is the best time to add maintenance to your garden beds with activities such as mulching, says Cameron Watkins of C. Watkins Garden Co. Mulching helps insulate delicate root systems from extreme cold temperatures and dry winter air.
Before you plant, be aware of whether you will be planting in full sun (6 hours or more of direct sun), full shade (less than 4 hours of direct sun a day) partial shade/partial sun (4-6 hours of direct sun a day). If a plant isn't thriving where you planted it, then don't be afraid to move it to a better location rather than giving up on it, says Wade.
Cultivating an eye-catching landscape doesn’t have to gobble every free moment. By streamlining landscape chores, your yard can explode with beauty—even as your chore list lightens. This front yard welcomes with mixed plantings: trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals. Give planting beds a wide, sloping trench edge to make mowing easy. Simply drop a set of mower wheels into the trench to cut grass along the bed edge, and you can skip string trimming.
Homeowner Rod Rusyniak is an avid gardener who tries to find time every day to walk his Atlanta yard. His yard boasts a dramatic pitch that rises into the hillside of his backyard and a network of winding paths and terraces for a putting green, storybook potting shed, dog house, fire pit and much more.