Whether you are looking to refresh your existing landscape design or start from scratch, there are many common landscape design issues that can lead to nothing but trouble in the future. Here are five of the most common landscape design issues we encounter and the best ways to fix them.
Using Too Many Common Plants
There are countless plants at every local nursery and home improvement store, but many people seem to use the same few choices everywhere in their yard. Looking to accent a tree in your yard? There are more options than hostas out there! Instead of going for the popular plants that can be seen in everyone else’s yards, look for unique varieties that will set your yard apart from the pack. Native plants and greenery like ferns are unique and interesting ways to accent your yard.
The Wrong Place for Your Plants
Any gardener or landscaper knows that planting plants isn’t just, well, planting plants! You need to know what the light and shade requirements are for the plants in your yard and place them in the appropriate spot when making your landscape design. Always read the tags that come with plants and ask your landscape professionals about your landscape design ideas.
Too Big or Too Small
While some plants are typically purchased when they are mature, most are purchased before maturity is in sight. The plant you are purchasing might seem tiny now, but it will be very large before you know it! Always be careful to avoid planting large plants near entrances or important areas of your home exterior, like the hose hookup. Don’t worry if your new landscape design looks empty for now; it will be full of lush plants and flowers before you know it.
It Doesn’t Flow
One of the most common landscape design issues is a landscape that doesn’t match. If you have a gorgeous Victorian home that is surrounded by geometric plant beds and bright colors of flowers, it might not seem cohesive. Always plan your landscape so that it matches the home it is surrounding for a polished and professional final product.
Water Features That Don’t Match
Did you know that a poorly placed water feature can actually lower the value of your property? If you have a small backyard, you don’t need a dramatic waterfall. Most residential backyards don’t need six-foot fountains, and the cost of maintaining them will set you back even more than the initial investment.
Trees and Landscaping from Honeysuckle Nursery and 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. 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 landscape design.
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