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How to Plan for a Finished Basement

Planning to refinish your basement? This in-depth guide shares inspiring basement ideas from floor plans and wall finishings to decor.

Prevent Driveway Puddles with Pervious Paving

Install a driveway that drains water away by using pavers above gravel layers

How to Create a Drainage Swale

The plant-populated channels can redirect storm water to specific locations

Backyards Terraced for Entertaining

A homeowner turns a sloping backyard into a series of outdoor rooms designed with friends in mind

A Magical Garden in Buffalo

A homeowner with a magpie’s eye and a restless imagination turns his garden into a space brimming with ideas

Green and Serene Water-Thrifty Landscape

Sculptural shrubs, verdant groundcovers, and dappled sunlight create the magic in this canyon-hugging property in Los Angeles

Smart Design Ideas for Hellstrip Plantings

Check out these curbside designs for smart ways to use perennials, dwarf shrubs, and groundcovers

Add Curb Appeal With a Hellstrip Garden

Turn the struggling ribbon of lawn between the sidewalk and the street into a glorious garden with tough, easy-care plants

Resilient Plants for Hardy Hellstrips

Not every plant is resilient enough for a streetside garden. Here are some bulletproof varieties that don't skimp on color

All About Shade Trees

Plant one to boost property values, lower energy costs—and leave a lasting legacy