Landscape Design Blog

Here are the latest pages for Landscape Design Advice. Click on any of the links to be taken to the full article on this site.

Street run off

I have a corner lot that seems to be the low spot at the intersection of 2 roads. I am dealing with water that is coming from two directions and when they

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new house with backyard drainage problems

Hi, We bought a house in October 2013 we are still under builders warranty so when we saw the issue in our backyard we immediately reported it! They

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Drainage problems

Hi, I recently (about 2 yrs ) had my house renovated, increased the square footage & made it handicapped accessible for my son. the contractor allegedly

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I want to do seeding

I hired a professional to clear my lot in my backyard, put fence up, irrigation and sod. He rough grated the lot as you see in the picture and put the

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Retaining Wall and House Grading Conundrum

Hello, I am in the process of trying to create a useable backyard out of a hill. The back yard slopes down directly towards the back of the house. My

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Travertine pavers for a patio around a new pool at the Jersey Shore.

Hi Susan - I am really enjoying your website with all of your insightful ideas and suggestions regarding so many aspects of landscape design. We own a

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Beautiful Fall Landscape Ideas

Great ideas for fall landscape color with red leaves, berries, and evergreens.

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How To Landscape With Trees

Learn How To Use Trees Successfully in Your Landscape

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Spa built 3 inches too high for standard rate for patio drainage.

My outdoor spa was built 3 inches too high out of the ground to meet code restrictions for drainage. The deck for the spa will connect to the back patio

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North Jersey Foundation Question

Hi Susan, Can you recommend specific shrubs and perennials for my foundation? Specifically the area along the house, under the triple window. We are

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Free Ebook on Trees

Get my free ebook (normally this sells for $19.95) Trees for Landscaping.

It's a great reference book and also has beautiful photos.

Learn about:

Evergreen Trees - great information on which to use for privacy and how to place them.

Flowering Trees - which are my favorites and why!

Shade Trees - Why not choose those which have dazzling fall color?!

Find out their sizes, planting zones, how fast they grow and more!

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Discover Top Shade Perennials

Shade perennials can be colorful and interesting. If you want to create a perennial shade garden, consider some of these great plants.

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Landscaping a Shady Corner

Hello, I have a photo of the corner of our home that is a mess. We used to park a fold-out camper there and it had stones covering the area but due to

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Backyard Fencing and Dry Laid Wall

Hello. We just built a home on top of a hill. In order to get a backyard for our boys to play, we had to put in a retaining wall which is 10-12 feet

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NJ Law Regarding Changing Property Drainage Between Neighbors

Is there some regulation in NJ stating that there should be spacing between new sidewalk slabs and property line on my neighbor's property so that water

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Wet Yard and Drainage Pits

I have a wet area in my yard that takes a few weeks to a month to drain.It is a low spot that the rest of the yard slopes into.The total size of the yard

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Cheap Landscaping Ideas | Inexpensive Landscaping

There are many cheap landscaping ideas (less costly!) that you can use and still have a great landscape design. Find out what some of them are.

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Mixing concrete and travertine pavers

I often see cracked concrete so I am afraid to have a concrete patio. The landscaper we are asking to is suggesting travertine pavers but cost a lot. Is

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Patio Pave Choices - Bluestone?

I purchased the home I grew up in in 2009 after my Mom passed. We have been in non- stop renovation since becuase little was done since president Johnson

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Best Hydrangea Plants

If you are looking for a Hydrangea plant for your garden, here are some of my absolute favorites. Many bloom most of the summer.

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