Do-It-Yourself Landscaping

Option I

Stock Designs

Linton's offers stock designs that may be utilized as is, or modified to achieve a personalized design for your situation. These designs are front foundation plantings for some popular Michiana area home styles.

How to begin:

  1. See a Linton's Garden Centre staff associate to select a pre-drawn home style that most closely resembles the front of your home.
  2. Begin choosing the plants that best fit your taste and sun requirements using the pre-drawn plan that coincides with that plan.
  3. If you are unsure or would just like some advice, simply ask one of our knowledgeable Garden Centre staff for assistance.

Option II

Specific Area

Linton's will help you take the guesswork out of landscaping and gardening.  We will show you what you can expect to achieve, explain how to do it, and give you plans and tell you how to make it grow and glow.  If you would like we will even maintain it for you!!!!

Bring in a pre-drawn sketch, with measurements (pictures are helpful too), of an area that you would like design assistance.

Our Garden Centre staff can then help you select the plants you like and suggest placement. Proper placement of plants and edging are so important for the best long-term success and a professional look!


Linton's prides itself on offering the areas only Two-Year Guaran-TREE.

(See the back of your invoice for details).

*** Please Follow this Planting Guide ***

We want your plants to live and look beautiful. In order to help your plants adapt to their new location it is important to follow these instructions:

  • Dig the hole two times the width and depth of the root ball
  • Backfill the hole with loose soil. Loosen the root ball.
  • Set the top of the root ball 1” above soil level.
  • Stake tree with “tree staking kit”.
  • Fertilize with a root stimulator and water daily.
  • Keep mulch and rock 6” away from the base of the trees and shrubs.
  • If the directions are not followed, all warranties are void.