Guide to low-maintenance gardening

From low-water plants to simple projects, our guide to easy gardening will make a green thumb out of anyone

Easy-care garden designs

With these landscaping ideas, you'll spend less time on garden upkeep and more on simply enjoying your slice of outdoor paradise

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Low water, big impact

Water-wise garden design guide

Everything you need to give the hose a rest, from unthirsty plant picks to inspiring gardens

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Easy-care deck and patio

Care-free garden design

Take it from surfer Timmy Reyes: Paradise is possible, even for gardeners without a lot of time

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Front-yard meadow

21 inspiring lawn-free yards

See how to ditch thirsty turf grass in favor of beautiful, easy-care gardens

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Beach patio design tips

This water-wise, easy-care oasis offers lessons for yards everywhere

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Lawn-free makeover

Lose the lawn

Watch tips on how to design your garden to save resources, time, and money

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Tropical jewels border

Colorful spring borders

Choose the best one for your yard and see how to plant for summer blooms

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