20 Easy and Cheap DIY Ways to Enhance The Curb Appeal. Not just gardening ideas, but other easy home improvement projects.

20 Easy and Cheap DIY Ways to Enhance The Curb Appeal

20 Easy and Cheap DIY Ways to Enhance The Curb Appeal. Not just gardening ideas, but other easy home improvement projects. (Pergola over garage door and side yard makeover are nice ideas.

Planting with grasses

Russian sage, Verbena bonariensis, Mexican Feather grass, Miscanthus, purple and grey plant combination design by Giardino Segreto

Front Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas: Add Easy Elegance- filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon).   Here's a tip: Check your city's rules about planting in this space; some places have restrictions on how tall plants can grow.

Front-Yard Sidewalk-Garden Ideas

Front Yard Sidewalk Garden Ideas: Filling beds with low maintenance, easy-care plants, such as these ornamental grasses, including fountain grass (Pennisetum) and blue oat grass (Helictotrichon) Via BHG

Ideas to soften the edges of my gravel garden.  Note grass planted out into the gravel.

Good Ideas to soften the edges of a gravel garden. Note grass planted outside the boundaries of each bed into the gravel path.

grasses

15 Ways to Use Ornamental Grasses in Your Landscape

Drought-Tolerant Rock Garden Drought-tolerant plants and rock gardening are natural partners. Many rock garden favorites can stand up to harsh conditions and don't require much care. It's easy to achieve a lush look without extra watering by paying close attention to plant choices. Plan to pair plants native to your region with eye-catching favorites like silvery lavender, artemisia, and dianthus.

Rock Garden Design Ideas

Mexican Feather Grass - Nasella (aka Stipa); evergreen, with hardiness in USDA Zones 6-10

Mexican Feather Grass - Nassella (formerly Stipa) tenuissima

The soft, feathery quality of Mexican feather grass (Stipa tenuissima) is played up when the grass is backlit by the afternoon sun in Ted Hoppin’s garden on Bainbridge Island. The grass holds up over a long season and requires little care besides a yearly

Anigozanthos Bush Ballad kangaroo paw  The plants tolerate drought but flower best with some water in summer and excellent drainage in light sandy soil.

Anigozanthos "Kangaroo Paw" Kangaroo Paws are great hardy flowering Aussie natives that look great mass planted in the garden. Excellent for low maintenance gardens. They come in assorted colours.

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