Landscaping Overview

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A well-planned landscaping job can increase curb appeal, add value to your home and provide you with a feeling of satisfaction and pride in your home.

Types of Landscaping

Home landscaping options are plentiful and include:

  • Flower gardens: Many home landscaping jobs include flower gardens. These add color and fragrance to your yard and can also attract various types of birds or butterflies.
  • Grass lawns: A home landscaping job that makes the grass the main focus of the property is an excellent basic landscaping idea. A lush, well-maintained lawn is often the first thing people notice when passing your home.
  • Non-living landscaping: Landscaping doesn't necessarily have to include flowers and trees. When designed correctly, a landscape made entirely from rocks, water, walkways or lighting can be just as beautiful as plants and trees--without the maintenance.

Landscaping Considerations

Before you start planning your home landscaping project, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do my pets and children have free rein of the yard? If you have pets or children who play in the yard, make sure you don't plant anything that could potentially harm them. Some plants are beautiful, but they can be poisonous if accidentally ingested by humans or animals.
  • What are my time restraints? Landscaping requires work to make it look its best. If you don't think you'll have time to care for high maintenance plants that require lots of pruning, fertilizing and general upkeep, consider a landscape that doesn't need constant attention.
  • What type of climate do I live in? Certain plants will not survive in the wrong climate, so it's important to do your research and make sure your landscaping will thrive in your climate and zone. The same goes for soil types.

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