We have all heard stories about people who trim their lawns with scissors to achieve perfection. Most of us know that the initial cost of landscaping in both time and money is not the end of the story. Beautiful landscaping requires maintenance. You can, however, have beautiful landscaping that saves time and money by planning your design carefully. Here are a few tips to help you:


  1. Reduce the size of the area for landscaping;
  2. Incorporate elements that require less care;
  3. Resist the temptation to purchase elaborate statues and garden features;
  4. Arrange plants and flowers by similarities;
  5. Choose indigenous plants that are native to the area;
  6. Use edging to reduce maintenance by keeping the mulch and the lawn separate;
  7. Grade the soil close to the house to channel water away from the foundation.

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