Landscaping Questions

At Dream-yard, we have received a lot of direct landscaping questions since we began. Until now, the answers have only been available to those that have asked the question. After looking at so many of these great questions, we realized that there was value in making the answers available to everyone.

We decided we needed a more formal and interactive option for our visitors to connect them to the information they need.

We now have one more great resource that will help do-it-yourselfers to successfully complete their projects. We want you to achieve the landscaping results that inspired you to take on your project in the first place. 

For those of you that have a talent for landscaping, you will be able to help others with their projects.

You can use the comment field on the question page to contribute your landscaping answers.

We ask that you be respectful, polite, and helpful, or your comments will not be posted for others to see. Thanks



Here are the two options to find the answers to your questions.

  • The first and fastest way is to use the search box below. This will search the Dream-yard site for related information that we already have posted. Chances are pretty good that it may either be in one of our how-to modules, a previous question, or one of our landscaping articles.

If you don't find what you are looking for this way, then please proceed to option #2.

  • The second option is for people that couldn't find what they were looking for with a site search. You can ask your specific question below, and we will do our best to get to your question as quickly as possible.

Our response time is usually within 1 or 2 days, but please allow up to 3 days. If you have not heard from us by then, we may not have received your request.


Need to ask your landscaping question? Please fill out the form below.

You also have the option of uploading pictures. Remember that a picture speaks a thousand words and may help us better understand your situation. Please be patient and we’ll do our best to answer you as quickly as we can.


We would love to hear your insight to any posted questions. This can be done by using the comment section that follows the question.

What other Dream Yard visitors have asked

Click on any of the links below to see questions and answers from other visitors to the landscaping questions page...

Landscaping 101 
I had curbing put in around my stone gardens. So now I have cement, grass and then my rocks. Do I have to dig out all of the grass or can I cover it with …

Landscaping a sloped hill inside the courtyard but what about outside the fence? 
My unit is HOA wit 6' high fence restrictions. My courtyard is sloped on one side. If I add soil to keep the fence even at the top and bottom and to afford …

low maintenance fence line 
I'm looking for a low cost and low maintenance fence line solution.

geotextiles and stone walls 
i have been advised to use geotextiles to keep weeds from growing through a rebuilt stone wall, but don't see any information on this on your site. please …

Help create a mountain stone border garden 
We would like to create a border garden that will be viewed from the front door all the way through our home. I want the area in front of the woods to …

badly constructed wall 
Hi we had a contractor terrace our yard and put in a dry stack wall. He used stone dust as a base and also as the drainage behind it. He used regular …

Landscaping a sloped piece of land 
I have two areas, behind the garage and at the end of the driveway that are sloped very deeply. Any ideas on how to landscape them without building a …

hillside drainge 
We purchased an older home and uncovered beautiful stairs behind the house on a steep hillside with a low stone retaining wall at the bottom. The landscaping …

Backyard abuts a farm 
What can be done to separate my backyard from an adjacent farm other than a fence. I enjoy the view of the farm however I would like some type of ornamental …

Dry stacked stone wall 
Can a 4 foot tall dry stacked stone wall be used as the base for a 2 foot dry stacked stone extension? In other words can I extend the stone wall another …

Using decorative rocks 
I am installing decorative rocks between two houses, what do I need to do to prepare the area?

Too Much Lawn Dressing! Not rated yet
A landscaper apply a quality lawn dressing to my yard and it is way too thick. I think I have lost yard completely. The St Augustine has been in my San …

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