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Make the Most of Winter with an Outdoor Fireplace

Tucson may have mild winters compared to other areas of the country, but there can still be times when it is too chilly to enjoy your outdoor living spaces. Adding a fireplace to your landscape design is a great way to improve your backyard and...

Cover Ground with These Grass Alternatives

In the U.S., tens of millions of acres are covered by turfgrass. Lawns are a practical and enjoyable feature of the landscaping in areas that receive steady rainfall, but in the southwest, grass alternatives are far more practical. Plus, you won’t need to mow them...

How to Achieve a Mediterranean Style in Your Yard

Mediterranean landscapes are a delight for the senses. They are characterized by soft colors, gravel walkways, and plantings with fragrant scents. Since Mediterranean gardens are traditionally drought-tolerant, this look works well for homes in the Tucson area. Pergolas Pergolas are decorative structures covered by fragrant,...

County Wicklow’s Powerscourt Gardens

The lovely Powerscourt Gardens are part of Powerscourt Estate in County Wicklow, Ireland. The estate itself has been voted in the Top 10 Houses in the World by Lonely Planet, and the gardens have been voted the third best Garden in the World by National...

England’s Stourhead Landscape Garden

Stourhead is one of the most famous examples of the English landscape garden. It’s a 2,650-acre estate located at the River Stour in Wiltshire, England. The gardens were completed in the 1740s and were widely described as being a work of art. History of Stourhead...