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Best DIY Bible/Resources?

What are the best DIY resources in 2014? I really enjoy thisoldhouse.com, but it's largely just entertainment, rather than instructional. Websites, magazines, and books are all fair game. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on May 22, 2014 - 10 answers

Let's pretend it's not winter.

I am looking for gardening books focusing on perennial flowers or vegetables or books on landscaping design/ideas that will make me drunk with plans for spring. [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Nov 29, 2013 - 6 answers

How to fix my dumb landscaping mistake?

My boyfriend got a chimenea for Christmas and we figured we'd create a safe little area in the backyard for it. Problem is, we just dumped the gravel over the existing grass, and you guessed it - the grass and weeds are now growing up through the rocks. It looks completely insane. [more inside]
posted by marshmallow peep on Jul 19, 2013 - 17 answers

It's a beautiful tree but it's a pain to landscape around.

What sorts of things can I plant in my back yard that won't be ruined by Western red cedar needles? [more inside]
posted by pdb on Nov 12, 2012 - 5 answers

What are some low-maintenance plants that grow in the shade?

Can you suggest some plants for a shady yard? North of Seattle, brown thumb. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Sep 22, 2012 - 10 answers

Will Boston Ivy harm my stucco siding?

I have mature and well established Boston Ivy (not English Ivy) growing on the side and front of my stucco house. I am worried about damage to the stucco, but I am finding conflicting information about whether I should remove it. Does anyone have any clear guidance on this? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by neksys on Aug 1, 2012 - 2 answers

Creative suggestions for landscaping a yard

I have a house that needs creative landscaping—but I'm in over my head. Can you recommend inspiring photos or magazines or websites, or some guides to getting started choosing ground cover, hedges, flowers, etc, for a landscaping newb? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jun 7, 2012 - 12 answers

Tree pit mitigation strategies?

Previous homeowners built concrete retaining walls around trees in the backyard, creating large tree pits. How do we fix this? [more inside]
posted by Maarika on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Native plants for a DC backyard?

Suggestions needed for mid-to-low maintenance, ornamental, native plants that I can grow in D.C. [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 1, 2010 - 5 answers

Can this yard be saved?

How do I transform my patchy, lumpy and weedy Texas yard into a more pleasant space that requires little maintenance and not too much water? [more inside]
posted by theexpgen on May 3, 2010 - 14 answers

What kind of tree can I plant that won't give my landlord headaches?

What kind of tree can I plant in southern California that will provide shade (please!) and not annoy my landlord? [more inside]
posted by arnicae on Feb 16, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me start a landscaping business!

I am thinking about starting a landscaping business. I don't really have direct experience in the field. Looking for resources. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Nov 4, 2009 - 10 answers

GroundCoverFilter: What's the best ground cover for around my newly landscaped front yard?

GroundCoverFilter: What's the best ground cover for around my newly landscaped front yard? [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Jul 20, 2009 - 12 answers

Can I put a pond in this space?

What kind of backyard pond can I successfully put into this space? [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick on Jul 11, 2009 - 4 answers

Why grow a real garden when a Sims yard is less backbreaking?

I'm fantasizing about landscape modeling software for laypeople. [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on May 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Moving a tree…. Or not.

I need to move a little tree, but I’m afraid I’ll end up killing it. Is it worth the risk? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on May 2, 2008 - 8 answers

How does a garden grow?

I'd like to work on my garden and lawn. I know nothing about gardening and lawn care. What are some good online resources? [more inside]
posted by suki on Feb 25, 2008 - 8 answers

Need to replace old retaining wall.

I have a short retaining wall in front of my house. It is concrete, about three feet high. On top of that is a row of bushes. The concrete is cracking and falling apart every year, and the bushes are old and scraggly. I would like to fix this, but I don't know who does this kind of work. Should I call a landscaping place? Should I call a regular contractor? How do I fix this problem. I don't want to do it myself.
posted by chocolatetiara on Apr 28, 2007 - 9 answers

A rose by any other name?

Is there any difference between Amelia roses and Amelia Renaissance roses? [more inside]
posted by phatkitten on Mar 5, 2007 - 5 answers

Paper and pencil just aren't cutting it

Does anyone have any recommendations for free, Win98-compatible software that will help me design a community garden for my non-profit organization? Am I looking for a CAD program? If so, which of the thousands out there should I use? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Jan 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Where can I find help maintaining some landscaping?

I find myself responsible for a semi-large, quite varied chunk of landscaping. Shrubs, flowers, trees, you name it. I don't have a clue what I'm doing. Where can I find help? [more inside]
posted by pornucopia on Jul 21, 2005 - 9 answers

Garden Design Software

Any Landscape Architects/Designers with advice on design software.

Looking for something aimed specifically towards Garden Design with a pretty intuitive interface, but designed for the professional end of the market
posted by JPD on Dec 29, 2004 - 1 answer

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