Design Inspiration

Check back often for inspiration on how to turn your outdoor living vision into a reality. Dream it then iScape it!

Celebrate Earth Day With iScape

Celebrate Earth Day with iScape!

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April 22, 2024

Use these Bulb Combinations this Summer

Consider any of these glorious spring bulbs to add tough, long-lasting color and life to your yard before anything else wakes up from its long winter.

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April 15, 2024

What's Important with Curb Appeal?

If you would like to improve your curb appeal, start with a few simple upgrades that will help your home truly shine in your neighborhood.

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March 4, 2024

What's Better? A Pergola vs. an Arbor

Shared benefits of a pergola, trellis, or arbor include providing a level of shade, beauty, and useful structures for climbing plants within the landscape. Differences are primarily in size and strength.

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February 26, 2024

The Latest Features and Trends in Seasonal Landscaping

When you keep up with seasonal landscaping, your property will look festive and cohesive, and it can even save you money. Start planning now for the new trends in seasonal landscaping.

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February 12, 2024

Hanging Christmas Lights this Holiday Season

Put on warm gloves, tuck hand or pocket warmers in your pockets, wear boots that have a grip bottom, and bring a partner to help do your installations.

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December 13, 2023

ScottsMiracle-Gro and HGTV’s John Gidding Create Water-Conscious ‘Greenprints’ for Your Yard - No Matter Where You Live

As much of the country faces extreme heat, drought and water restrictions, ScottsMiracle-Gro, the leader in lawns and gardens, is stepping up to help homeowners navigate the challenging conditions.

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September 29, 2023

Five Water-Wise Native Plants for Your Yard, Based on Your Region

Check out these five water-wise native plants for your yard that thrive in one of five specific hardiness zones across the country.

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September 6, 2023

Beyond the Green Carpet: Beautiful Alternatives to Traditional Lawns

Find some great lawn alternatives using native plants and xeriscaping that can give your lawn vibrancy and keep your landscape water-wise.

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August 14, 2023

8 Hot Landscaping Trends

Want to update your yard and stay“on-trend?” These 8 hot landscaping trends include eco-friendly designs that prioritize sustainability, low-maintenance options that require less upkeep, and functional elements that enhance the usability of your outdoor space.

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July 26, 2023

Get Inspired by these Yards of the Month

Here are some inspirational before & after designs of yards that were completely transformed from ordinary to extraordinary with just the tap of a finger.

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July 3, 2023

Achieve Your Dream Landscape with iScape

Here are 5 dream landscape designs and how to recreate them on the app!

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June 19, 2023

iScape's Summer Spice Up

While you’re spending some time at home, why not spice up some bare spots in your yard?

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May 28, 2023

Why You Can Attract More with Custom Designs

Spending the time to produce a well-thought-out custom design absolutely sets you apart from all other contractors while making a client’s landscape more cohesive.

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May 2, 2023

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.

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April 11, 2023

Flowering Climbing Plants for Trellises, Fences, and Pergolas

Climbing plants cover structures in basically one of three ways: clinging, scrambling, or twining. Learn more about how they flower and grow in home landscapes.

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February 24, 2023

iScape's Time Capsule: Top Designs, Favorite Features, Most-Used Tools and More!

As we round the corner and pick up steam in the New Year, let’s take a quick look at some of our favorite tools and top content of the 2022 year!

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January 19, 2023

Transform Your Outdoor Living Simply

Whether you start on a new slate or have some kind of idea you want to build on, you can begin anywhere at any time with your outdoor designing.

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November 17, 2022

How to Design a Herb Garden? 5 Tips for Successful Layering

Wondering how to design a herb garden? Check out these different techniques and designs that can fit any style, size or shape—all guaranteeing success.

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October 24, 2022

Designing Outdoor Spaces For Corporate Housing in 10 ways

Here are ten simple ways that you can spruce up the landscaping of your corporate housing. Keep these ideas in mind as you get started on your own project!

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September 13, 2022

Using Plants for Textural Contrast in the Landscape

Add interest and uniqueness to a landscape design by choosing plants that offer textural contrast to the yard.

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July 14, 2022

Summer Celebrations with iScape!

Summer celebrations are here! Let iScape help you design the perfect oasis.

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July 4, 2022

Landscaping for Privacy and Noise Reduction

There is a reason good fences make good neighbors. Learn more about best strategic landscaping for privacy, peace and quiet.

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May 30, 2022

The Importance of Curb Appeal in the Internet Age

Curb appeal is more important than ever, especially with the ability to virtually visit an area to get an idea of where to move. Here are some vital reasons you should care about curb appeal.

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May 24, 2022

10 Enchanting Pool Landscaping Ideas to Keep Cool in Summer

A swimming pool is a great way to beat the heat, and with these pool landscaping ideas, you can create an enchanting backyard oasis where you can get cool in summer.

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May 12, 2022

The Latest and Greatest Landscaping Trends for 2022

Spring is upon us! Before you get to work, take some time to familiarize yourself with some of this year’s biggest landscaping trends.

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April 21, 2022

Replacing Old Foundation Plantings

Using foundation plants can soften the square lines of a building, improve curb appeal, increase home safety, and enhance a truly welcoming feeling for the front of a house. Enhance your outdoor space today!

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February 21, 2022

Create an Eye Catcher of a Landscape

This view of the iScape digital design demonstrates how different a home can look before and after a landscape installation. For more ideas on improving curb appeal, review our list here:

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February 3, 2022

Winter is the Perfect Time to Design Your Landscape

Why is the cold season the perfect time to design a landscape? Cleaning up leaves in the fall will leave some gardens bare and that naked garden is the springboard for creative ideas.

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December 29, 2021

Does Extending a Backyard Patio Increase Home Value?

In recent years, having an entertaining area outside the home is more critical than ever. Make a difference for your bottom dollar with iScape!

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December 11, 2021

How to Design Outdoors When the Days Become Shorter

No matter the outdoor space or time of day, iScape can reach you where others can’t. You’re not limited, just without the right tools. Download today!

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December 8, 2021

How to Make a Driveway Look Nice

Driveways can be beautiful and improve curb appeal for a homeowner. There are several ways a landscape company can assist with a driveway cleanup and improvement. Read more here:

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November 7, 2021

Outdoor Decorating Ideas for the Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving is a welcoming holiday where we can celebrate the spirit of giving together as a family. So create an attractive front entryway to welcome them in!

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November 4, 2021

Halloween Outdoor Decor Inspiration

Take your inspiration to the next level by checking out these ideas for your own outdoor space or holiday party. Only with iScape!

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October 29, 2021

Ideas for a Side Yard Makeover

Side yards typically feature a very narrow strip of land from the front to the back. Most people see this strip as a completely wasted space, yet an attractive side yard can be gloriously beautiful and add to the value of a home.

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October 26, 2021

Have Fun with Your House Exterior in iScape

Make your work week a little more enjoyable by designing in iScape with our many different offerings and features!

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September 25, 2021

Designing a Pergola with iScape

A pergola is a beautiful hardscape attribute to add to an outdoor patio and truly up the beauty level on a patio, bringing a lot of joy to a homeowner’s entertainment area.

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September 22, 2021

A Patio Furniture Makeover

Utilizing the iScape App tool to help homeowners entertain outside is not just about placing shrubs and trees in the landscape. It can help homeowners and designers put together a patio area design in a snap.

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September 7, 2021

How to Get Each Backyard Feature to Perfectly Match Your Vision

Take inspiration from impressive lawns and curate a garden that will stand out in its own right while matching your vision. If you’re wondering how that might happen, take a look at these tips that we’ve compiled for you.

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September 1, 2021

A Simple Life Outdoors

Outdoor living doesn’t have to be complicated. Join us in transforming the definition of outdoor design and make ‘simple’ simpler. Only at iScape.

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August 29, 2021

How to Soften the Front of a Brick: Home Makeover Edition

Brick homes can look stark and imposing because of the large mass of brick that is seen in front of the home. In order to improve curb appeal for the front of a brick home, it is necessary to soften the harsh lines.

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August 17, 2021

Two Different Looks for a Sloped Landscape Area

Homeowners often struggle to design a yard or garden if there is a hill or slope. With iScape, you can easily design and show two very different looks for the client’s sloped space.

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August 14, 2021

8 Beautiful Lawn Alternatives to Grass

Brilliant green lawns are undeniably beautiful. However, there are a variety of lawn alternatives to grass that require less upkeep.

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August 11, 2021

A Pool Entertaining Area: Landscape Makeover Edition

Simple, classic design combined with safe construction and plant placement all come together to create the perfect entertaining area.

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August 5, 2021

A Fireplace in the Landscape

Want to see your ideas before the landscaping team does the installation? Using the iScape tool, you can build a fireplace patio in less than a few minutes to see what it will look like.

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July 30, 2021

A Shady Hillside Makeover

Landscaping on a shady slope or hillside can be frustrating as plants can slip down the hill if not secured properly. Learn the secret to create firm hardscaping here:

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July 27, 2021

Show Clients the Potential Post-Sale Look

The power of a well-designed landscape is often underutilized as a sales tool. But with iScape, get your clients excited about their future home before the paperwork is even signed.

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July 24, 2021

Flower Ideas for a Blue House

Are you stuck on trying to decide what plantings will look best against a blue home? Use the iScape app and test out all types of colors for your garden before actually installing a thing.

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July 15, 2021

iScape's Summer Spice Up

Is your yard still waiting for that quick summer spice up? Especially while you’re spending so much time at home, you can focus a lot more time on some of those bare spots left over by the winter months.

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July 6, 2021

Retaining Wall Ideas that Work

Retaining walls can be used in a myriad of ways to improve landscape design, but are most effective when used to shore up a difficult slope or steep drop off.

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June 21, 2021

How to Design a Fireplace for Your Outdoor Patio - iScape

Pre-building a design without understanding what it might look like in the end can create costly mistakes. That’s why you should download iScape to set your vision right.

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May 31, 2021

A City Garden Makeover

Building a city garden is so much easier when you can see the final layout and understand what it will look like for homeowners and landscapers to find success planning together.

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May 28, 2021

A Retaining Wall Makeover for a Sloped Lawn

When rebuilding a landscape that has a slightly sloped lawn area, there are few solutions that work as well as creating low retaining walls. Check out this retaining wall makeover for a sloped lawn.

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May 19, 2021

Bring Your DreamScape to Life

Creating your perfect landscape doesn’t happen overnight, which is why it’s okay to take baby steps toward the final product. And with iScape, it’s easy to take that first step of designing!

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April 29, 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!

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April 11, 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.

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April 2, 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.

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February 10, 2021

Greendigs: Giving Gifts Like Never Before

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

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January 28, 2021

Top Ten Pinterest Boards for Landscape Inspiration

The perfect landscape inspiration may be hard to find if you’re not looking in the right places, but it’s worth the search for your own vision board. Here’s a list of several boards for you to check out!

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January 22, 2021

When a Homeowner Has Difficulty Climbing the Front Steps

An increasing consideration for landscape design involves therapeutic landscape architecture where the designer specifically solves problems in the garden and works to create a more healing and healthful atmosphere in doing so.

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January 13, 2021

Unlock the Potential of Your Yard

Don't think your yard has potential? Think again. With iScape, you can save both time and money if only to unlock the full potential of your yard. Check it out!

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December 26, 2020

Outdoor Living in the Pandemic

Creating an outdoor entertaining area has become more than just building a “pretty garden”, but more of a health necessity.

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December 23, 2020

Remote Landscape Designers Can Make Your Garden Beautiful

No matter your concern, an iScape designer can envision and collaborate with you in order to create the best plan for the specific outdoor space you have.

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December 18, 2020

Create Side Yard Designs

Linking the front and back landscapes with a creative side yard planting design can encourage friends and family to use the side yard and also add a bit of beauty to your property.

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November 29, 2020

Thanksgiving Curb Appeal Makeover

Check out this view of an iScape digital design that demonstrates how different a home can look before and after a landscape installation.

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November 17, 2020

A Backyard Transformation: Before and After

With the modern and easy-to-use iScape app, it is much quicker to build a smart design layout, which is instantaneously visual to the homeowner, making it simple to interpret and understand.

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November 12, 2020

What is the Best Material for a Front Walkway?

Deciding on a specific front walkway material can be intimidating. But using the iScape App to design and test front walkway “looks” can help enable a homeowner or landscaper with hardscaping and landscaping.

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November 6, 2020

Vines in the Landscape

The secret with a vine is to understand its growing nature and place it on structures that are strong enough to support the weight of the vine. Learn more here:

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November 2, 2020

Halloween in the Landscape

Outdoor holiday decorating can be simple or complicated, but there are lots of ways landscapers can assist a homeowner to build exciting Halloween decorations.

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October 21, 2020

Sneak Peek into iScape's Image Database Featuring Hardscapes

Here are some hardscape features from architecture to walkways to fire pits that you’ll be interested to see to improve your outdoor living space!

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October 16, 2020

Landscaping Ideas for Autumn

These different approaches to landscaping will improve your yard appeal and continue your design inspiration throughout the colder months of the year!

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October 7, 2020

Landscaping with Groundcover Plants

Most groundcovers make a gorgeous contribution to a landscape. Read more on the different types of groundcovers and how to grow and maintain them.

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September 25, 2020

Small Yard Landscaping with Less Grass and More Flowers

Once a homeowner can see how it looks with less lawn and more flowers in digital form, it’s easy to have more confidence to implement a project, which will bring beauty and curb appeal to their small property.

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September 22, 2020

Improve Curb Appeal with a Smart Landscape Makeover

Creating a grand entrance is a smart goal when rebuilding the landscape for curb appeal.

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September 14, 2020

Make Your Home an Outdoor Paradise

What if you could enjoy some of your paradise perks in your own outdoor space? iScape can make that happen!

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September 9, 2020

Landscaping with The Color Purple

A purple-themed garden can be a lovely addition to a home landscape, particularly if the home is a red brick or brown colored home.

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September 7, 2020

Practical Tips for Building an Outdoor Kitchen and Dining Area

If you’re interested in creating an outdoor kitchen and dining area, the tips below can help you get off to a solid start.

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September 4, 2020

5 Easy Steps to Design a Landscape

Getting started is often the most difficult aspect of landscape design. If you have an area to be landscaped, go through the below checklist to help kick-off the planning.

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August 25, 2020

Cool Pool Designs

Get inspired by these before and after designs that will help make summer last a little longer.

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August 22, 2020

Designing Flower Islands for the Landscape

Below is a list of “theme” gardens that work well as an island bed.

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August 16, 2020

Yard Suggestions Homeowners Will Love

It’s important to have a couple yard suggestions handy for when a homeowner looks for guidance in making the outdoor design decisions.

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August 8, 2020

Perennial Garden Design Ideas

There are several design techniques for perennial garden design including the eventual size of the plant and the garden's specific sun and water needs.

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August 3, 2020

Celebrate the Weekend with iScape

Perfect preparation is the key to overall success of everyone's experience, including the layout and decorations of your outdoor space.

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July 4, 2020

It is Perennial Season at the Garden Center!

Now that garden centers are chock-full of perennials, start planning the landscape plantings now.

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July 1, 2020

Annuals Add Pizzazz to the Landscape

Mixing annuals with groundcovers, perennials, vegetables, and shrubs in both garden beds and containers can mean an endless celebration of color for your landscapes. Here’s why you should add them to your landscape:

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June 22, 2020

Silver Plants for Urban Xeriscapes

Why silvery plants are particularly suited for xeriscape conditions as their special foliage is used as a survival tool

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May 20, 2020

Three Summer Yard Trends for 2020

Be smart and get ahead of the game with these 3 trends

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May 9, 2020

Do Custom Landscaping Designs Attract More Clients? - iScape

Clients appreciate customized designs and will set you apart. Here's why:

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May 3, 2020

Softscapes or Hardscapes? What You Should Focus On

Whether it’s the growing plants or the pathways that catch your eye first, it’s important to keep the balance of any space in your yard.

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March 30, 2020

iScape's Yard of the Week

Check out our favorite landscape design pick of the week!

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March 25, 2020

Stuck at Home? iScape Away!

There is no better time to reimagine your outdoor living space than right now

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March 17, 2020

Give an Old and Tired Look Some Love With iScape

Can your yard use some sprucing up? Use iScape to do so, simply and easily!

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February 19, 2020

Increased Curb Appeal Means Increased Sales Price

Spice up your property for sale in no time.

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February 8, 2020

Winter Landscaping Inspiration

Here’s some inspiration to get you thinking about how your yard can shine even when it’s under a blanket of snow

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February 2, 2020

What Happens When Kids Design Your Yard?

Why not let your kids use their imagination in a constructive way?

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January 19, 2020

Design a New Garden Bed

Why and how to create the perfect garden bed with iScape

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January 13, 2020

Yard Trends for 2020

Be ready for the trends before they're ready for you

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January 10, 2020

Christmas Spotlight On: Poinsettias & Cacti

Complete your Christmas holiday with these essential, cheery decorations

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December 23, 2019

Holiday Decor, Inside and Out with iScape

Design your holidays away with no-mess guarantee

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December 20, 2019

Public Gardens for the Perfect Inspiration

Check out your local public gardens for more ideas

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November 20, 2019

Start Your Project

Whether you’re a DIY Homeowner, or you’re a Landscape Professional, get started today with iScape.