The Yard:
Landscaping How-to Modules

"The Yard" is a series of landscaping how-to modules describing how to take your landscaping project from start to finish.

They are full of DIY landscaping tips to have you thinking like an experienced landscaper. This will help save you time, money, and avoid mistakes that we have all learned the hard way.

This may be a lot of material to cover, so you should be prepared to put in a moderate investment of time, to fully benefit from our landscaping help modules.

By fully understanding the task you are about to take on, you can avoid undertaking how to landscaping projects beyond your scope.

It is also possible that we may not cover something that is specific to YOUR particular area or situation in our modules.

In this case, we recommend any questions be sent to us using the Contact Us page.

We suggest you read through each how to landscape project at least once, having a pen and paper ready to write down any questions you may have.

We also have a glossary for a quick explanation of most of the terms you may not be familiar with.Diagrams will also be used periodically to explain certain points throughout the modules. Videos and links that we feel are of value will be included in each module.

Our plan with the modules was to make them as easy to understand as we could for the average do-it-yourselfer. We also wanted to provide landscaper resources for new people who wish to learn to landscape. We have tried to eliminate as much technical talk as we could, to get our point across. Essentially, it is our very own free landscaping course.

Completing your DIY landscaping project like a professional can be done with a combined effort: using the modules, pictures, videos, and working with local suppliers for accurate material and product information. It may not be as easy as you thought, but we are sure you can do it, and we will be here every step of the way.

Remember that there may be more than one way to complete a project properly, so don't get confused or discouraged by different methods. Like every industry, landscaping is also in a constant state of change with new methods and products being introduced every year.

We will be adding to our landscaping how-to series frequently, as there are hundreds of possible DIY landscaping projects for the yard. If there is something that you would like to see us add, please let us know. We would be happy to have it on our site. We are a work in progress and like planting a seed, we need time to grow.

Thanks so much and enjoy landscaping your dream yard.


"The Yard" Landscaping How-to Modules

Module 1:   Introduction: Dry Stack Stone Wall

Module 2:   Introduction: Flagstone Patio

Module 3:   Introduction: Edging and Decorative Rock

Module 4:   Introduction: Sodding a Lawn

Module 5:   Introduction: Seeding a Lawn

Module 6:   Introduction: Lawn Care and Maintenance

Module 7:   Introduction: Planting and Transplanting Trees and Shrubs

Module 8:   Introduction: Stepping Stone Path

Module 9:   Introduction: Flagstone Walkway

Module 10: Introduction: Lawn Problems

Module 11: Advanced Flagstone Tips


"The Yard" Mini-Modules

Mini 1. Staking Trees

Mini 2. Landscaping Fabric


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