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If you time your landscape purchases properly, you can spend less cash. For example, buy lumber in the winter, and buy mulch or trees at the end of the season. As new plants become available, wait a couple of years before purchasing them, so the prices will be lower.

Although some people are surprised, you don't need to pay a designer to perform your landscaping job. You'll only be forced to pay an arm and a leg for something you can do. However, it may be wise to have consultation with a landscaper who can guide you on what you should and should not do.

Location is very important when designing your landscaping project. Proper placement of plants should be considered. You need to think about variables such as light and shade requirements, as well as wind and weather tolerance when planning out your yard.

Create a yard that will diminish weed growth. Weeds move in quickly to occupy empty spots in your yard. Look for a ground cover that is healthy and dense. If weeds are prevented from receiving enough sunlight or nutrients, then they won't thrive to become a problem. If you water and fertilize the groundcover constantly, it will thrive.

Create a landscaping design that is not only great to look at, but is functional. For example, it is important to leave enough room for walkways and other things. Don't put plants very close to your house, or spiders will be a concern near your home during the summer.

If you would like lots of color, but have a limited budget, consider wildflowers for your yard or garden. You can buy wildflower seeds at most big box home stores, and they can be used in large spaces or in areas that have shown themselves to be tough to cultivate. You will end up with beautiful varieties of flowers. They can make exceptional flowers for bouquets!

Before you start a landscaping project, draw out how you want the yard to look first. When you make a sketch, you get a visual of your ideas and you will get a more realistic idea of what tools will be needed to finish the job. Remember, it's much simpler to alter a drawing than completed landscaping.

Use a variety of plants, flowers and trees to add color and beauty to your landscape. Not all shrubs are green, many varieties of shrubs have a flowering season, or are colors other than green. You should also think about using trees that have flowering seasons of their own.

Now that you are aware of what you need to do, start practicing your skills today. You'll enjoy the look of your home's outdoor areas and the sense of satisfaction you'll feel from creating your new garden. You will feel better when you come home and see just how beautiful your house looks. You will soon see that all the work is worthwhile.

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