DIY landscaping & garden design for home owners

Did you know that landscaping can add tens of thousands of dollars to the value of your home? In fact, it is one of the few home improvements that not only adds value (about 6-12%) immediately, but also increases in value as the years go by. There’s more to landscaping than sticking a couple flowers and shrubs in the ground, though. Property value can skyrocket when you have a sophisticated design. So, while you don’t need a designer, you do need a DESIGN. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your money.

I’m Amy and I help DIYers like you create impressively beautiful gardens that will add value to your home, show off your personality and suit your lifestyle. My straight-forward process will help you SOLVE landscape problems like lack of privacy, too much maintenance and even awkward layouts. You don’t need an expensive degree or expert drawing skills to create a space you’ll love.

No more mowing the lawn 3 days a week. No more trimming, weeding and digging– unless you want to, of course! My unique system for easily combining gardening with design is here– and it’s so much more fun than just plopping some plants in the ground. Sign up below and I’ll show you how it’s done.

What Blooms with What?

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Never know what to plant together? Find out with this FREE Plant Pairing Guide and become a pro at combining plants for the best garden design possible!

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Soil improvement tips for flower beds

Is your soil wet or dry? Alkaline or acidic? Is it light and sandy? Heavy and high in clay? Before you put one plant in the ground, know what you're dealing with. Learning about your soil and making soil improvements will help you to choose the right plants for...

Soil Improvements for flower beds

Perennial Garden Plan: Vines and Groundcovers Layer 5

The best vines & groundcovers to complete your layered, 4-season landscape. An often overlooked "layer",vines and groundcovers add a finishing touch to your garden by weaving and linking all of the other plantings together into a cohesive design.
The best vines & groundcovers to complete your landscape

Choosing a tree for your front yard

Finding the perfect ornamental tree for your front yard can be a difficult process. There are a lot of factors to think about before deciding which front yard tree you'll be coming home to each day and caring for each year. Here are some tips for choosing the right tree for your front yard.
Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree

$12 Rustic Media Stand Makeover

New doors from cheap furring strips and gutter screens (of all things) turned this modern media stand into a more rustic piece.
Media Stand Makeover

Penny Floor FAQ

Have questions about your penny project? Here I've compiled a list of the MOST asked questions and my answers to make sure your penny project is done right and lasts forever!
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DIY Warty Pumpkin Tutorial

Learn this asy and fun way to make your own DIY Warty Pumpkins in any color you'd like! The kids can even help with this simple DIY Warty Pumpkin tutorial using just paper mache and paint.
DIY Warty Pumpkin Tutorial

Charming brick paver walkway project

Forking over the cash for new concrete sidewalks is not my idea of a fun DIY project (because it's not). But since I was doing it I splurged by adding an extra charming brick paver walkway to my house! I think the results of the brick walkway speak for themselves on this one!
Charming brick paver walkway project

Dog-Friendly Landscaping Tips

If you have a dog, you know the damage they can do to a landscape. Digging under shrubs, pounding out a dirty path by the fence, or even eating your delicate (and potentially poisonous) flowers. Lets face it… dogs are quick to turn your beautiful landscape into...

Dog-Friendly Landscaping Tips You Can Do Today

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Have questions about your penny project? Here I've compiled a list of the MOST asked questions and my answers to make sure your penny project is done right and lasts forever!

What Blooms with What?

Plantpairingguide teal mockup web (custom)

Never know what to plant together? Find out with this FREE Plant Pairing Guide and become a pro at combining plants for the best garden design possible!

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