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Planting flowers in the shade often leads to disappointment. Use a ground cover as a great alternative to flowers in such areas. Ground cover requires minimal care, adding some beauty that is easy to maintain. Woodruff and hosta make very nice options in ground covering.

Shopping online can save a chunk of your budget for plants. Many special varieties of plants are only available through certain suppliers so look into mail order catalogs and websites. Since the plants come directly to you, it's also more convenient. Do not forget to include the cost of shipping when you are deciding how to make your purchase.

If you will be putting an outdoor kitchen in your yard, it is wise to put granite on its surface. Granite is a low maintenance material so while it might cost you more during the initial install, it will be worth the money later on since you won't be faced with constant bills for replacements and repairs.

Edging is good for your yard and your landscaping project's visual appeal. Use this technique to make things look more professional. Edging where mulch meets grass is a smart idea and counts as a component of how you maintain your landscaping work.

If you're using large plants for your design, remember the shadow that they cast. This shadow could be used to protect your patio or home from heat during the summer months. Be sure to avoid planting anything that needs light withing this shadow.

Now you have some information to go on, and the look of your yard doesn't have to suffer any longer! You can have a vibrant looking home that seems as if it were something out of a movie. Just make certain to apply all that you have read here, and you can instill new energy into your yard.

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