Landscaping your yard can improve the look and value of your home but for most DIYers it can be a challenging task. Here are a few suggestions from award winning landscape designer Nicholas Walker to help get you started:

  • Work with, not against, your local environment and climate using native plants or ones that grow well in your area. The surrounding vegetation will tell you a lot about what type of plants grow best where you live.
  • Use landscaping and vegetation to protect your home from natural disasters. In dry climates subject to wildfire, landscape using ice plants, which release water when burned, along with other fire resistant plants to protect your home.
  • Take into account where you would like to have shade and privacy when landscaping your yard, and plant appropriate trees and shrubs in those areas.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio,, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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