Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • How To Landscape With Stones

    Embellish your front and back yards with decorative landscaping rocks to add an extra dimension of natural beauty. Find everything you need, from inspiration to price lists and contractors, at ImproveNet.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Sep 10, 2020
  • 2020 Landscaping Trends

    The hottest of 2020's landscaping trends are undoubtedly incorporating rocks into your outdoor designs. Combine this with water features and you've got most people's idea of a true backyard oasis. It's not all about rocks, though, with the rise of the staycation and lots of people sheltering, it's more crucial than ever that your yard brings you peace and joy.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Sep 3, 2020
  • 5 Secrets To The Perfect Backyard

    There are a few elements that transcend personal style, location and even budget. They create a framework for you to build on and transform your outdoor space into something special and uniquely yours. Here are 5 secrets to the perfect backyard and a few ways to make them work for you.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Aug 25, 2020
  • Landscape Lights You Need To Know

    Landscape lighting is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to enhance your curb appeal and illuminate your home even after the sun sets. Smart, well-designed landscape lighting will not only provide a safety element outside the home, but it will also give you and your loved ones more time outdoors.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 25, 2020
  • Top 5 Ways Landscaping Can Lower Your Energy Bill In The Summer

    Many homeowners are aware that smart landscaping can save water, reduce landfill waste through composting and create habitat for beneficial wildlife. However, did you know that a few simple changes to your home landscaping can even lower your summer energy bills?

    By Rick Ryan Aug 25, 2020
  • Low-Maintenance Shrubs For Your Yard

    You have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to easy-care gardening. Low-maintenance shrubs could be the answer to what you’re looking for. See a few low-maintenance shrubs for landscaping.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 25, 2020
  • 5 Signs You Are A Lazy DIY Landscaper

    Landscaping is supposed to be fun and give you an outlet for a relaxing afternoon alone or a fun activity with the kids. The second landscaping turns into an actual job, much like a career, the passion starts to take a turn for the worse.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 25, 2020
  • Landscape Timbers: What You Need To Know

    Landscape timbers give every homeowner the ability to turn their eyesore exterior into a landscaping masterpiece. Landscape timbers presents a challenging DIY project, but one any determined landscaper can handle.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 25, 2020
  • Guide To Composting At Home

    Recycling organic matter into soil conditioning, fertilization, and enrichment material requires a process that is known as composting.

    By Andrea Davis Aug 24, 2020
  • Important Tips for Water-Efficient Lawns

    When spring rolls around, it's almost a given that lawns and gardens will respond with bright colors and friendly flowers.

    By Andrea Davis Aug 24, 2020
  • 2018 Landscaping & Garden Trends

    Each year, landscaping trends change, so it’s important to stay up-to-date on the latest in order to maintain the exterior of your home. If you’re wondering what’s hot this year, we have the answer.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 24, 2020
  • Video: Your First Home Episode 5

    For many new homeowners, it's likely the first time they are dealing with issues like landscaping, curb appeal and other areas of home exterior upkeep. In this episode, we'll be focusing outside of the home, because it's just as important as the inside. ImproveNet's home experts, Chelsea and Ron, will tackle your toughest home exterior questions in this episode of Your First Home.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 24, 2020