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101 Backyard Landscaping Ideas for Your Home (Photos)

Welcome to our backyard ideas page where we feature access hundreds of outdoor living spaces including decks, patios, balconies, porches, verandas, swimming pools, outdoor kitchens, gardens, plants, flowers, gazebos and other structures and more. To date we’ve nearly covered everything imaginable for backyards and landscaping, but we’ll likely come up with more so be sure …

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29 Different Types of Fern Plants You Need to Know

Quicklist: Types of Ferns Evergreen Ferns Deciduous Herbaceous Semi-Evergreen Boston Fern Staghorn Fern Holly Fern Maidenhair Fern Cinnamon Fern Bird’s Nest Fern Australian Tree Fern Asparagus Fern Ostrich Fern Japanese Painted Fern Royal Fern Blue Star Fern Cretan Brake Fern Polypodium Vulgare Arachniodes Simplicity Asplenium Trichomanes Lady Fern Sunset Fern Kimberly Queen Fern Austral Gem …

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26 Different Types of Orchids

Quicklist: Orchid Types Angraecum Orchid Boat Orchid Brassavola Orchid Catasetum Orchid Cattleya Orchid Cycnoches Orchid Cymbidium Orchid Dendrobium Orchid Encyclia Orchid Epidendrum Orchid Lady Slipper Orchid Ludisia Orchid Lycaste Orchid Masdevallia Orchid Maxillaria Orchid Miltonia Orchid Odontoglossum Orchid Oncidium Orchid Paphiopedilum Orchid Phaius Orchid Phalaenopsis Orchid Phragmipedium Orchid Psychopsis Orchid Vanda Orchid Vanilla Orchid Zygopetalum …

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35 Different Types of Sheds for Your Backyard

Quicklist: Types of Backyard Sheds Gambrel (Barn-Style) Gable  Lean-to  Saltbox  Vinyl Storage Metal Storage  Wood Storage  Sheet Metal Clay Tiles Green Roofs Roofing Shingles Vinyl EPDM Rubber Small Medium Large Extra-Large Shed Flooring Materials Shed Floor Insulation Ventilation Concrete Pad Post-and-Beam Concrete Piers Gravel Pad Cement Blocks Garden Office Firewood Storage Personal Belongings Storage Tool …

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11 Different Types of Bugs that Look Like Ants

Have you ever seen a 6-legged bug crawling around your house and wondered if it was an ant? Well, you’re not alone. Many people mistake these insects for ants when in reality, they are something else entirely. It can be hard to tell the difference with the naked eye. However, there are some easy ways …

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10 Different Types of Bugs that Look Like Hummingbirds

Did you know that there are bugs out there that look like hummingbirds? Crazy, right? Everyone knows that insects can be a nuisance, but sometimes they can be downright beautiful – even if they’re still bugs. So, the next time you see a tiny hummingbird flying around your backyard, take a closer look. It might …

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8 Different Types of Bugs that Look Like Sticks

Most of us have encountered stick insects before. These unique bugs have perfected the art of camouflage, seamlessly blending in with their surroundings to escape from predators. But scientists have actually observed hundreds, if not thousands, of these insect species! Phasmatodea, or phasmids, live all over the world and range from tiny to several feet …

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13 Different Types of Bugs that Look Like Kissing Bugs

A kissing bug is a bloodsucking night crawler belonging to a group of bugs closely related to assassins. To my horror, I learned kissing bugs are not like love bugs, as I’d initially confused the names. And now I may never sleep again. Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico are the biggest harborers of kissing bugs …

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How Big Do Dogwood Trees Get? How Fast Do They Grow?

(Cornus) come in a range of sizes, from the dwarf Korean dogwood (Cornus kousa), which only grows to about 15 feet (4.6 m) tall, to the giant Pacific dogwood (Cornus nuttallii), which can reach up to 100 feet (30 m). The speed at which dogwoods grow also varies depending on the species. For example, the …

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7 Different Types of Bugs that Look Like Scorpions

With lobster-like pincers, menacing tails and venomous bites, scorpions are fearsome creatures. They’re the prototype for a host of bugs that use pincers to grab prey and brandish tails as a battle cry. Their imitators are found in most climates and places, including your home. So, save yourself a fright by getting to know these seven scorpion …

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How to Prepare Soil for Growing Garlic (All Ways)

Garlic requires sandy, well-drained soil. Prepare your garlic bed by loosening the soil to 12-18 inches. Mix 2-3 inches of organic matter such as compost or manure. If your soil is heavy clay, consider raised beds. Rake the bed smooth and break up any large clumps of dirt. To plant garlic, separate the cloves from …

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7 Steps to Transplanting Your Garlic So You Don’t Kill It

There may be many reasons why you want to transplant your garlic. You may be moving to a new location. You may have planted them too close together and need some separation. No matter the reason, you can transplant your garlic. You must follow the correct method for moving it to ensure that your garlic …

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