Landscaping involves the creation and maintenance of gardens. This category is for sites that offer guides and/or "how to" advice when it comes to landscaping a garden. Sites which cover topics such as design, maintenance, lawns, and general landscaping information are listed here.
Sites that showcase companies or business' offering landscaping services will not be listed here.
Only sites that exist to provide information
about landscaping will be listed here. Submit sites describing a business or offering products for sale as follows:
- Companies offering landscaping services to home-owners in their area go into the locality level of the Regional branch of the directory.
- Companies offering products for online sale should find the most appropriate category in the Shopping branch - a good starting point is Shopping: Home and Garden.
- Business sites fitting neither of the descriptions above, e.g. for companies producing landscaping products for wholesale or offering products to landscaping professionals, should find an appropriate category in the Business branch. Try Landscaping, Horticulture or Lawn and Garden.
Remember that submitting to the incorrect category will likely increase the time it takes for ODP editors to list the site in the directory.
This category is for sites that offer guides, inspiration, and/or "how to" advice when it comes to garden accessories. Sites that cover, for example, the use of gazing balls in landscape, how to make a trellis, or highlight gardens in which ornaments and accessories are used, would be listed here.
Sites offering services or products will not be listed here.
This category is for informational sites only.
Sites that offer goods or services for sale should be listed in the appropriate category under Shopping.
Sites that offer goods or services to--or for--a specific region should be listed in the appropriate category under Regional.
Alternatively, search the directory for the appropriate category.
The listings here provide information and tips on the topic of landscape and garden design for home gardeners.
Please submit only informational sites here. Websites for businesses offering services or products will not
be listed in this category. The following guidelines may help to decide where to submit such sites:
- Licensed landscape and garden architects offering their services outside of the area in which they are located should investigate Landscaping Architects and its subcategories.
- Design-and-Build companies with an international or multi-state US presence may be submitted to Landscaping Design-Build.
- If the company is located in the UK, the equivalent categories are UK Garden Designers and UK Landscaping Contractors
- US companies serving an area smaller than a single US state should be submitted to the locality in Regional in which they are located.
This category is for sites detailing information about the various types of irrigation, how to set systems up, and how to maintain them.
Sites with information about planting and caring for home lawns.
We don't list commercial sites in this category.
Lawn care businesses should be submitted into the regional
category for the locality in which the business is located.
Turf grass nurseries and other businesses providing products and services to the lawn industry should find the most appropriate category in Business : Agriculture and Forestry : Horticulture : Turfgrass.
Garden structures refers to the many different types of buildings and the like that one can find in a back or front yard. This includes but is not limited to greenhouses, conservatories, sheds, cottages, fences, decking, and barns.
This category is for sites which give information, guides, and advice on how to design, create, and/or maintain structures for the garden.
Sites that showcase business' which sell any outdoor or garden structures will not be listed here.
This category is for information only sites.
Sites that showcase business'' and/or opportunities should refer to the appropriate Shopping, Business, or Regional subcategory. Alternatively, you could search for the appropriate category.
The concept of xeriscape was developed in Denver, Colorado, in response to water shortages. "Xeros" is a Greek word that means "dry." Xeriscape refers to a landscape that uses little supplemental water. It does not refer to a dry, barren landscape, nor is a xeriscape a "no maintenance" landscape. Like traditional landscapes, a xeriscape may be designed to minimize labor or to require frequent care. Many people appreciate beautiful landscapes, but have limited time to spend tending a garden. By using plants that are well adapted, mulches that suppress weeds and conserve water, and drip irrigation to make the most use of water, these landscapes can have color and fragrance with only monthly or seasonal gardening chores. Gardeners who like to spend time in the garden can design a xeriscape to be as labor intensive as a highly maintained traditional garden, but use much less water.
This category is for resources primarily providing information about Xeriscaping. Those providing xeriscaping services should submit to their local Business and Economy section.