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Landscaping Tips - Part Two

Here is Part Two of our Landscaping Tips for year-round enjoyment of your yard.

-Add Water Features: Every great landscape has a focal point, and an amazing focal point is any type of water feature, such as a pond or fountain. And not only are they grea looking, but the soothing sounds of the water is very appealing, as well! Water features don't have to break the bank, either...most home-improvement stores, such as Lowes, have inexpensive options and materials.

-Use Different Forms and Textures: You may be partial to flowers, but a non-flowering bush can add a very interesting look and feel to your layout.

-Make Sure the Yard is As Low Maintenance as Possible! You're creating an amazing landscape, and you want to enjoy it without having to spend every waking second maintaining it!

-Make Sure Your Plants Are Drought-Resistant: You don't want to spend all Spring creating a masterpiece, only to have it wither away during the Summer months.

-Buy the Right Flowers and Plants For Your Spaces: Just because you like the way a plant looks does not mean it's right for your yard. Be sure that you purcase plants and flowers that are right for the spaces, light and soil in your yard.

Now, take these tips, start planning out your new yard, and make your neighbors jealous!

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Landscaping Tips

Sure, it's still cold outside, and we'll probably get some more snow and ice. Who has time to enjoy their yard in this weather?

Well, a great landscaping plan is one that allows you to enjoy your yard year-round. Plus, Spring is right around the corner, and so is the perfect weather for putting your landscaping plan in action.

Here's some tips that may take your yard from ho-hum to amazing!

-Make Your Landscaping a Year-Round Hit: Make sure your yard has something to offer during all four seasons. You may have to do some research, but make sur you have plants that look great throughout the year: flowering trees and/or shrubs throughout spring and summer, fall foliage in autumn and good structure in winter.

-Layer Your Flower Beds When Planting: Layer your planting beds in 3 rows: a back row (facing north, preferably) with the tallest plants, a middle row with the next tallest, and a front row composed of your shortest plants. Use repetition, both in the planting bed and elsewhere in your yard, to provide unity.

-Use Evergreens and Other Foliage Plants for Continuity: Do-it-yourself landscaping tip #1 above focuses on deciduous trees and shrubs. But don't forget evergreens and other plants prized as much or more for their foliage as for their flowers. The deciduous specimens provide more color and variety, while the evergreens will provide continuity.

-Use Annuals to Supplement Perennial Color: Perennial flowers are wonderful for your planting beds, but they bloom for only so long. You may have perennials blooming in your bed in May, then nothing until July. Incorporating annuals into a do-it-yourself landscaping plan will "plug the gaps," giving you continuous color...