Introducing the Most Useful Expert Landscape Design Tips

If you are like many homeowners, you might want to plant a garden or even redesign your own landscape, but you have no idea where to start. There are so many resources online, but which ones can you trust? How do you weed out the bad advice and only follow the best design tips?

As a landscape designer, I'm always looking at landscapes and gardens. I've seen plenty of DIY gardens, landscape projects, and even online information that unfortunately weren't the best ideas. I've gathered four links to the best landscape design tips I could find online so that you have easy access to quality information, without feeling overwhelmed.

1 - Landscape Design: Seven Tips for Beginners

These basic tips are a great place to start when thinking about your landscape project. Take as much time as you need to assess your outdoor needs and the site conditions before you start your project.

2 - 5 Steps to a Backyard Oasis (video)

If you have a small space, follow these five steps to create a cozy outdoor room. Get creative and use different materials and your own unique ideas or borrow some ideas from the short video.

3 - Designing an Edible Landscape

Here are excellent tips and tricks for designing your edible landscape and adding color to your vegetable garden. The photos are gorgeous and you can see how various plants are used in the garden and kitchen.

4 - Landscape Design Principles for Residential Gardeners

I love this one because it's more in depth than most design tips for home gardeners. If you're ready to take your design or gardening project to the next level, check out these design principles.

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