Garden Design Exposed!

Secrets For Do It Yourself Landscapers


We’ve all been led to believe that only our friendly neighborhood landscape designer has the necessary skills to design gardens, often to the tune of thousands of dollars.

But with only a few secrets, you can become your own landscape designer. You do not have to be a professional to achieve professional results. You can lose the designer and keep the great design. 




Learn to love YOUR garden by learning these garden design secrets!

You will be surprised at how SIMPLE some of these "secrets" are.  I hope to help you take the mystery out of garden design by sharing with you what I have learned over the years by trial and error. 

Take a journey toward the exquisite, attractive garden you've always dreamed of.  Pore over these pages to learn how designers think, how they prepare, and what they do to give you a beautiful garden. 


Then go do it yourself!



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Design Perspectives

Color Values

Color Schemes

Rules of Composition

Visual Balance

Color and Mood

Designing

Spaces

Visual Texture

Rhythm and Motion

Spatial Organization



Garden Video Highlight: 


How to Plan a Garden

presented by BHG

I am sharing this video because I think it does a great job of quickly and simply presenting some of the major design secrets that this web site is about.  It is approximately 2 minutes, 45 seconds long.

Enjoy!





Designing Garden Features!

Water Features

Design a Focal Point

Decorative Garden Accents






What's YOUR Planting Zone? 

Check it out here!


Aden Earth World Planting Zone Map


Need More?  Click the Picture for more on Planting Zones.






Garden Foundations


Types of Soil

Soil Amendments

Landscape Grading 

Soil pH 

Do Your Own Home Soil Test

Home Soil Test Kits




Popular Landscaping Tips!






Container Gardening!


Container Gardens

Staging with Container Gardening

Designing a Container Garden





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Welcome to 

Garden Design Exposed!

Hello! My name is Doug, and I am passionate about design!

I hope you will find Garden Design Exposed! interesting and enlightening, and that you will use what you learn to create the garden of your dreams!!!


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