DIY beginner landscaping & garden design for home owners

Are you frustrated with figuring out what to plant and where? Is your yard filled with weeds, rocks and deer that are ruining your dreams of a beautiful, unique landscape? For beginner landscaping gardeners, these problems can be paralyzing… leaving you with a lot of uncertainty and stress about how to even GET STARTED.

I’m Amy and I help beginner home gardeners design impressively beautiful landscapes that are colorful in all four seasons, show off your personality and suit your lifestyle. 

My straight-forward process will help you SOLVE your landscape problems and turn you into the neighborhood garden guru that everyone goes to for advice. I’ll show you how to design a great plan, choose the right plants and cut down on unnecessary maintenance… no expensive degree or expert drawing skills required 🙂

This is a stress-free gardening zone (seriously)

We don't break our backs with unnecessary gardening chores.

Instead, we create a plan and choose low-maintenance plants so we don’t need to fight to “make it work.”

We don't buy exotic plants that can't grow in our garden.

We don’t set ourselves up for failure and only pick plants that will grow and thrive in our conditions.

We believe that gardening is good for the soul.

Gardening should be fun, relaxing and creative. If it’s not… why should we bother?

Combining Gardening with Design

I am a professional graphic designer and a garden lover. It didn’t take long for me to realize that all the design tricks I use at my job could also be used in my garden! So, I created my own unique DIY beginner landscaping system that easily combines gardening with design. It’s so much more fun than just plopping random plants in the ground and hoping for the best.

Sign up for my free gardening class and I’ll show you how it’s done right NOW!

Featured by:

Featured by Hometalk
Featured by Apartment Therapy
Featured by Country Living Magazine
Featured by the Family Handyman
Featured by I heart DIY

Podcast Interview

DIY Landscaping with Amy Fedele from Pretty Purple  Door: Check out episode 78 of the Easy Living Yards Podcast to hear talk about DIY projects and adding color and texture to your four-season garden.

Start Here

Landscaping from scratch – 7 steps to success

Landscaping from scratch – 7 steps to success

Overwhelmed with figuring out your landscaping from scratch? Here’s 7 steps to get your landscaping project on the right foot… even if you’re a beginner!

Simple Secrets for Creating Garden Color Schemes

Simple Secrets for Creating Garden Color Schemes

Garden color schemes you can use to liven up your home garden. Analogous, complimentary and complex garden color schemes explained with examples.

Landscape Layering: How to create an amazing landscape

Landscape Layering: How to create an amazing landscape

Wondering how to arrange plants in landscaping so you have color and interest in all 4-seasons? This landscape layering guide will teach you how to easily layer plants in your landscape.

4 Steps to Improve Your Landscaping (Beginners Guide)

4 Steps to Improve Your Landscaping (Beginners Guide)

The crucial first step to designing a beautiful, 4-season landscape that’s as unique as you are… is NOT what you’d expect. Learn beginner landscaping tips for DIY landscapers looking to improve their homes.

Recent Posts

Super easy DIY self-watering planter

Super easy DIY self-watering planter

Learn how to make a self-watering planter from any container with simple step-by-step instructions and video. Self-watering containers will ensure that you have healthy, thriving flowers all summer long!

5-6 foot evergreen shrubs for your landscape

5-6 foot evergreen shrubs for your landscape

5-6 foot size is the “sweet spot” for evergreen shrubs in the home landscape. They’re tall enough to be a substantial backbone planting, but not too large that they dwarf your house and block all the natural light.