Landscaping and Gardening Ideas for Your Backyard Space

Lowe’s Creative Ideas brings you unique gardening and landscaping ideas that will make any backyard the perfect spot for entertaining or relaxing. When turning a simple patio into a customizable entertainment space, making a plan is the first and most important goal. Having a clear plan of progression, knowing what projects to do first and getting the heavy lifting, like building a patio, out of the way is important. A patio can breathe a whole new life to a backyard. Adding simple lighting fixtures is just as important indoors as outdoors. A little more light means more time to enjoy your new space and it emits a comfy ambiance. Bring the inside out! Be as comfortable as you are inside, outside. When it comes to the landscape, do your research. Knowing what flowers, shrubs and trees can tolerate certain climates is important. Some soils are also more acidic than others, and some plants may fail or thrive in them. Whether you are lining a walkway or adding trees for shade and privacy pick ones that will work in your environment. The results will speak for themselves. With just a few simple creative ideas from Lowe’s you can begin to take advantage of old unused backyard space and turn them into the focal point of your home. Go to for more tips! Subscribe to Lowe’s YouTube for great how to videos and home improvement tips: Or head to our channel:
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Here’s a new approach to raised bed gardening. Watch this video to receive instructions for planting in a straw bale.
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9 Comments/Reviews

  • ms50bluestates1 says:

    Excellent information, thanks!

  • Lisa Van Til says:

    Everybody should have a gardening space at their homes and this is just beautiful. Just looking at it, you’d feel pretty relaxed already : )

  • TheOathtoOrder says:

    Is a Japanese Maple or Dwarf Cherry Tree better in direct sunlight?

  • dynodish says:

    He forgot to say, watch out for Bumble Bees. They love nesting in that stuff.

  • cbeetow says:

    Did some late night CSI on the bales– slug-o-ramma is my problem. So I’ll give the beer trap a try and the diatomaceous earth should help. Seems like I didn’t time my slug spying right before. LOL.

  • PAllenSmith says:

    Your thinking is in the right place, but the hay bale really soaks up the water- in fact I like to put it around my tomato plants to keep the soil evenly moist.

  • PAllenSmith says:

    You know, I’m not sure that those are millipedes. I haven’t ever had a problem with leaf damage and millipedes, so I don’t really know if you should apply diatomaceous earth. Let me know what you come up with, this is pretty interesting.

  • cbeetow says:

    I seem to have many, many millipedes in my straw bales. Should I apply diatomaceous earth on the bales? I have some considerable leaf damage on young plants, but don’t see signs of aphids or slugs.

  • heidiwilkes1 says:

    What about spreading the straw on top of the soil around your plants to deflect the heat and keep the soil moist? I live in the hot desert where any type of soil does not keep moist and the sun gets too hot. Would that work? I only bought one bail of straw and that’s what I have to work with.

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