3 Common Landscaping Mistakes You Can Avoid by Hiring Professionals

Honeysuckle Nursery & Design Landscaping Mistakes Professionals

There are a few common landscaping mistakes that you can avoid by choosing to hire professionals to help you realize your dream.

Landscaping and gardening can be a lot of fun as well as a healthy activity that gets you outdoors for some much-needed sunshine. When you’re enjoying time outside in your yard, you will likely start seeing a lot of areas of opportunity and want to start a landscaping project to get the most out of your outdoor space. It can be tempting to make a stop at your local nursery and just go for it, but there are some common landscaping mistakes you can avoid by choosing to hire professionals.

Not Doing Research

There are a lot of available flowers, bushes, and trees—it can be overwhelming when it’s time to decide which ones you want to add to your outdoor space because they all need to be researched ahead of time. Your soil and climate determine what will grow, and putting plants with similar needs together will produce the best results. Choosing the prettiest ones without considering their care needs—soil, sunlight, temperature, etc—can result in unhealthy, unhappy plants that don’t serve to elevate the look of your garden. Professionals already have the knowledge and experience to help you decide which plants are the right ones for your landscaping project.

Planting Too Close to the House

Many people enjoy having bushes and small trees around their homes, and it’s no mystery as to why. Elegant and visually appealing plants and trees can do a lot for the aesthetics of your home and garden. Unfortunately, it is a very common problem for anyone who does not hire professional landscapers to accidentally plant these bushes and trees too close to their homes. These can create massive root systems that damage the foundation of your home. In addition, taller trees that can reach your roof are likely to cause extensive damage as they attempt to grow out their branches. Bushes and trees too close to the home are a one-way ticket for pests to find their way inside your house as well, so it’s a good idea to have a professional help you find the best place for these.

Too Much Ornamentation

There is an abundance of fun, whimsical, beautiful, and cute garden ornaments and it can be hard to pare down your options to a select few. Ornaments and gnomes can add a nice little something extra to any garden, but too many of them can take a lot of the charm away. A professional landscaper can help you choose a single ornament to use as a focal point, or create a layout that includes a few different ornaments spread out around the garden so the plants remain the main element of design.


At Honeysuckle Nursery and Design, you will get construction and maintenance crews on site who have a minimum of 10 years of experience in all types of landscaping and hardscaping. Our designers will work closely with you to understand how you want to use your space so that we can make the most of your entire site. We are committed to providing complete customer satisfaction and will work with you along every step of the way to be sure that you are happy with your new trees. Please be sure to visit our gallery page for unique, creative designs and inspiration!

Whether you live in Anne Arundel or Howard Counties, we can help you experience your dream space in Annapolis, Davidsonville, Millersville, Ellicott City, Clarksville, Columbia, and surrounding areas. We specialize in Landscape Design & Maintenance, Swimming Pools, Hardscape, and Natural Stone, Water Features, Outdoor Living Spaces, and more! Dream, Create, Experience with Honeysuckle Nursery & Design by calling 410-849-5119 or email us to schedule your free no-obligation estimate today. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Houzz, and YouTube!

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