12 Principles of Garden Design | Garden Home (901)

On this episode of Yard Home, host P. Allen Smith will certainly go over the 12 concepts of design. Allen will certainly explore his Yard House as well as reveal you exactly how he created it utilizing all these principles.

Subjects Consist of
Utilizing Hedges as Room
Tips to Prune Hedges
Building And Construction Update Front Porch Design
Daffodil Fields in Abundance
” Green” Expert talks about exactly how to decrease our carbon footprint
Developing a Garden Entrance
Garden Focal Point
Picking Shutters for your windows
Shape and Form in the Yard
Designing with Rhythm
Tips on Preserving your grass
Online Yard Remodeling


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P. Allen Smith is a landscape and yard developer, green thumb, television as well as preservationist host. His interests span the subjects of area, sustainability, health and background. He has designed the grounds at much of the nation’s most notable estate homes, townhomes, as well as business complexes. And also, for over 19 years, he has shared his green understanding as well as understanding with the general public using ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, his own PBS television, and 6 publication titles. Presently, Allen is concentrated on household, commercial and neighborhood styles that are gorgeous, enhance our contentedness, as well as our social and physical health and wellness.

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  • 2 loonscalling

    Huge fan! What do you use at the lawn-flower patch interface to prevent the grass from invading the planting areas? Not your raised beds (you said that), but in the long lawn areas with the planting areas on each side

  • Rachel Hope

    I have been a fan since I was young and have owned any based landscape design company for almost 20 years. How can we get plastics out of our industry? I feel so conflicted with the amount of plants I sell that are grown in plastic containers. Recycling plastic is not the answer as it puts toxic fumes into our air. We need biodegradable containers. What are your thoughts?

  • Sweetbriar McCollum

    I like that landscape design you did at the end. I’ve been so tempted to add color in some new trees and shrubs, but I think it might be best now to stick with white blooms on those and confine the colors to the seasonal flower beds. My flower prowess might fade, but the trees and shrubs will be forever.

  • Lily

    While I know this is beautiful and very interesting, I was really hoping there would be some design techniques that were for people who make less than $25,000 a year. This is definitely for rich people.

  • Kimeee G N Garden

    Having seen Allen's garden in person, I really enjoyed seeing Moss Mountain in the early stages. Gives me hope for my garden's future! :o) Kim-N-Garden

  • MDkid1

    I would love to see you collaborate or do a mashup with some of the great British gardeners like Monty Don, Charlie Dimmock, the Rich brothers, Arit Anderson etc etc. Would be so exciting to see all that garden know-how collaborating!

  • Bettina Blalock

    This is one of my all time favorites.
    Thirst are the principles you taught us for all these years.
    You’ve taught us so so very much.
    But these basic principles of design
    are just so incredible and true.
    We have followed these ideas and principles for all these years ..
    It has made our garden home a beautiful tranquil delight for us, neighbors, and even garden club tours. And it’s forever changing and growing. You’re inspiration and knowledge has helped enrich my life in so many ways. Not only and obviously In our garden, in all other aspects in my life ! Interior design, holiday decor and ideas, entertaining tips and inspiration…. crafts beyond belief. Recipes and garden to table inspiration. Outdoor garden and party ideas. I could go on and on. But you’ve truly touched our lives and inspired us to keep learning and growing. And you’ve been such a guardian of our earth… and recycling and reuse, repurpose. Thank you fir all the countless ways you’ve inspired and educated us.

  • Jim Skipper

    Thanks for posting this video. Your advice is always timeless! I found this video especially helpful for setting up a solid foundation for my garden.

  • jacq danieles

    Excellent show as always.

    Here's my 2 cents: 8:25 those columns would look a lot better on pedestals rather than terminating directly onto the floor, imo.

    Also, I would have preferred that the edges of the floorboards 8:29 were concealed with an edge board framing the entire floor.

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