Think Like a Garden Designer


First of all I want to congratulate you on taking the first steps to creating the yard of your dreams!    We’ve designed this site with the everyday homeowner in mind.  You do not need a degree in landscape design or horticulture to create amazing outdoor spaces that your neighbors will envy.  No matter what your background is, you’ll be able to design and plant your backyard fantasy by simply following the easy to understand steps in this site.  Not so long ago, I had no landscaping or gardening experience at all and now, my own house has even been on the cover of a magazine!

Professional landscape and designers are a valuable resource.  Their training is usually completed over several years of study and practice.   We’re not going to try and duplicate that here on our site. What we will do, is show you the easiest and simplest ways to get amazing results in your own yard.

In this  section, we’ll teach you some basic design concepts and the basics of plants and planting.  We’ll also teach you how to shop for plants and read nursery tags like a pro.  When you’re done working your way through the Garden Design topics, you’ll be able to go ahead and start transforming your yard using our STEP by STEP process.   Go ahead and pretty soon you’ll be thinking and planting like a real landscape designer.

This educational part of our site is meant to be used by working down the menu topics from top to bottom.  Of course, you can skip around if you want, but you’ll get the best experience working down the menus.

We’ll also be sharing our version of the design process.  Our goal is to give you the tools you need to transform your own property successfully.  To do this, we’re cutting everything down to the basics.  We’ve even created some of our own design concepts that are unique to this site.   So, don’t be surprised if our approach sounds a little different from the standard design courses out there.

Go ahead and “dig” in.   “GETTING STARTED” will start you on your way!