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iScape's Yard of the Month

Check out our favorite landscape design of the week; not only did Z+M Shust design their dream farmhouse with iScape, but they actually brought it to life!

Real Stories

April 14, 2021

Don’t Miss These Transitional Season Trends

Curious about the up and coming trends for this spring and summer season? Here’s what you can look out for this season and what you may want to consider for your own outdoor space!

Design Inspiration

April 11, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Hakonechloa Grass

A long-lived herbaceous ornamental perennial, this graceful foliage plant can truly light up the dark understory of a wooded area with its waterfall-like foliage. Learn more here:

Plant Spotlight

April 8, 2021

Composting 101

Compost is one of the best ways to add magical microbes and healthy nutrients to your gardens and landscaping. Soil that is rich with natural ingredients and a positive microbial activity is the secret to a strong and healthy garden.

Tips & Tricks

April 5, 2021

Create a Till-Free Garden

While most gardeners think they have to till the soil over when they plant a vegetable or garden bed, it’s not necessary. In fact, it is much healthier to use a till-free technique.

Design Inspiration

April 2, 2021

From iScape Design to Final Product!

Do you want to be next in line for a complete outdoor landscape transformation? Submit a project proposal through Hire-A-Designer to create the vision you’ve always had!

Real Stories

March 30, 2021

How to Keep Your Lawn Healthy When Dealing with Drought Conditions

A little bit of ingenuity and a willingness to change your approach to lawn maintenance can go a long way in helping your grass thrive amidst drought conditions.

Tips & Tricks

March 25, 2021

3 Ideas to Boost Your Property’s Value this Spring

If you’re a homeowner planning to sell at some point in the future, there are some home improvements that you should consider that will make it more attractive to buyers.

Tips & Tricks

March 22, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Eastern Prickly Pear Cactus

Prickly Pear Cactus is a beautiful ground hugging, native, multi-stemmed cactus that can survive both northern winter snow and harsh southwest weather with ease. Growing the cactus is easy and quite a novelty in northern gardens.

Plant Spotlight

March 19, 2021

Save Landscape Waste to Reuse in a Garden

Every year countless thousands of spent garden bulbs are tossed in the dumpster after the bulbs make their flowery show. You can save these bulbs and other green waste and reuse it in other landscapes though.

Tips & Tricks

March 16, 2021

Steps to Design a Water Smart Landscape

Designing a water-smart landscape is based upon the region, or garden zone, you live in. It’s all about conserving water, but also time and money. Here are a few smart rules to follow:

Tips & Tricks

March 13, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Your Soil and Build a Healthier Landscape

When your soil is healthy, this builds a smart structure for roots. Healthy roots mean happy plants and trees.

Tips & Tricks

March 10, 2021

Plant Spotlight: Dappled Willow

Dappled Willow is a spectacularly colored cultivar and can be found in the iScape database as a deciduous shrub that is a standout in the landscape for its vibrant color changing leaves.

Plant Spotlight

March 7, 2021

Buying a Home: Do You Need a Home Inspection

When you’re buying your next home, whether it’s your first time or your fifth time, you want to ensure that you always get a home inspection. It may look perfect, but you only truly know the property issues when you live in it for an extended period. Read more for home inspection tips.

Tips & Tricks

March 4, 2021

A Fast Growing Palm Tree

Many palm trees are slow growers, but the King Palm Tree can help fill in an area quickly, and is a positive feature in city and urban areas that need less tree replacement and more consistent growth.

Plant Spotlight

February 27, 2021

3 Lawn Watering Mistakes to Avoid

While watering the lawn seems like a straightforward task, it’s actually easy to make mistakes that can hurt the grass. Ensure that your grass is getting the right amount of water in the right way.

Tips & Tricks

February 24, 2021

Plant Spotlight On: Yellow Wood Trillium

Considered a rhizomatous herb that flowers in April or May, this plant is a lovely addition to a shaded woodland garden or landscape. As a spring bloomer, it will grow into large colonies that will make a stronger impact in the landscape.

Plant Spotlight

February 21, 2021

Late February Pruning Tips

Pruning can be very good for a shrub or tree if done properly, and late February is a smart time to prune if you are past the worst of cold temperatures in your region and before the trees or shrubs start their spring explosion of growth.

Tips & Tricks

February 18, 2021

Plant Spotlight: 3 Spruces You Choose

Spruces are well-loved as strong statements in the landscape that come in many shapes and sizes. Here are three spruce tree varieties to consider; Black Spruce, Norway Spruce, and White Spruce.

Plant Spotlight

February 16, 2021

An Urban Paradise Makeover

Creating clever landscape fix-ups doesn't have to involve a high budget construction build; it can start with a simple clean up and a few appropriately chosen perennials and shrubs.

Design Inspiration

February 12, 2021

What is the Difference Between a Pergola and an Arbor?

When designing a garden, it is important to note the differences between a pergola, trellis, and arbor; they all serve different purposes in the garden that can be immensely beneficial for the homeowner.

Design Inspiration

February 10, 2021

Plant Spotlight: 3 Bamboos You Choose

Bamboo can make a delightful choice for your garden that will add an element of height and beauty. Which bamboo is for you?

Plant Spotlight

February 6, 2021

Hillside Landscape Ideas and Solutions

Landscaping a garden on a hillside or as it connects to a hillside can be a huge challenge. Here are a few ideas for hill stabilization from iScape.

Tips & Tricks

February 3, 2021

Greendigs: Giving Gifts Like Never Before

Check everyone off your list with the gift of living design.

Design Inspiration

January 28, 2021

How to Choose a Landscape Professional for Your Home

Though it can be rather difficult to bring your landscape ideas to life without the help of the right professionals, iScape’s Hire-A-Designer program can match you up with the perfect landscape professional that will realize your dreams.

Tips & Tricks

January 25, 2021

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