Keeping weeds away from your yard

So I have a lot of clients who want to use rocks on their landscape, and they always ask me if they will get weeds eventually. Short answer: Yes. Yes, they will. Of course, it depends on a lot of factors, like weather, season, and exposure to sun and/or water. In fact, you can learn a […]

Mulch 101

Ever since I started my landscaping business, I’ve noticed a lot of people don’t really know what to cover open soil with. You know the void between planting in the garden? Naturally, nature will cover itself with other plants, what we might consider weeds, and debris —aka, fallen leaves, twigs, etc. While this can look great […]

Rainwater collector in your backyard

Do you want to know a way to store rainwater without taking up too much space in your backyard?  Consider putting it under your patio. Yes, you read that right: under your patio! This is exactly what we did in Kevin’s (Epic Gardening) backyard.  Kevin loves his backyard garden, and he was really excited to […]

How to build a panel wall with window cutouts

When it comes to one’s yard, privacy is very important. You could go for a very closed design with tall walls so no one could see in —or out—, but what if there was an alternative? Like this window wall! The client had asked for a design that would limit the disturbance from the outer […]

Building near a tree root

Building around a tree can be a little scary, especially if you don’t want to compromise it. But if you have the right information and resources, you can do the work without much of a hassle.  If building an outdoor living space is in your plans, there are a few things that you should keep […]

I Hate My Yard – Looking back in time

Almost 10 years ago, I hosted a show for the DIY Network called I Hate My Yard. It was early in my career as a landscape designer/builder, and it was a fantastic experience. It allowed me to explore my creativity, see what I was really capable of, and it has truly helped me to be […]

Shed assembly for tool organization

You might remember how, a couple of months ago, I worked on my friend’s yard. I introduced a shed and other storage units to help with the overall organization of the place.  And now, I’m doing it again, but this time, in my own yard. So my tool organization was… Not that good. I had […]

How to build a pond

Building a pond in a front yard was definitely a new thing for me. But all it took was teaming up with the right people to make it happen! For the longest time, I had wanted to renovate my parents’ front yard, give them an interactive space both for adults and children. The most I […]

Modern black and white yard makeover

Using a black and white color palette can sound a little bland and boring for a yard. However, if you know how to play around with the shades in between and add splashes of color here and there, you can achieve an amazing product with an impeccable aesthetic. The main goal for this project was […]

DIY mosaic brick path

A pathway is a great opportunity to enhance your yard, as it defines your space visually. So adding interesting details like a simple brick mosaic is a great opportunity to show off your style and beautify your backyard experience.   Here’s what you would need to make yours: MATERIALS– 6 50lb bags of Stabilized Decomposed granite– […]