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Article by: Donna Evans

Landscaping can add beauty, value and functionality to a home. , The Cure for Common Pool Stains However, before you actually start buying plants , Clematis Care or digging into your yard, , Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail it is essential you take a look at your yard , Clematis Care and think about what you need to do and what you want to accomplish with your landscaping. , Teak Furniture for Your Garden: Add a Touch of Something Spectacular Start out by answering the following questions:

1. Are there problems with the yard, , Growing Rare Fruits for Fun or Profit house, , Your Garden - Growing from Seed etc. that need correcting - problems such as drainage, erosion, areas where the sun , Water Gardens - How To Build A Pond beats down that need to be shaded, etc.

2. Do you have specific needs and priorities? Are you looking for a place , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis for a flower , Discount Patio Furniture with Patio Chair Cushions is a Smart Choice bed or a vegetable garden , Calla Lilies - Flowers for All Occasions or just a patio , Gardeners Gift Ideas sitting area for relaxing? Other considerations may be if you have children or pets or if you want to do a lot of outdoor , Gallica Roses entertaining.

3. Consider the style of your house , Garden Delights For Midsummer and the size of your yard. , Garden Delights For Midsummer A small house , Water Gardens - How To Build A Pond can be overpowered by using big trees, , Concrete Mold Buying Tips but a large house , Viburnum and yard , Snow Blowers can be empty without them.

4. What do you have existing in the yard? Do the existing trees , Tips for Preparing a Planting Bed provide much needed shade or are they old and in need of pruning , Viburnum or perhaps even need to be removed? Are there specimen plants , Concrete Mold Buying Tips you want to keep? Or do you have large, overgrown shrubs , Bare Root Roses, What To Look For When Buying and perennials , Abatement and Congregation of Material that need pruned or even removed?

5. How much light , June Gardening Tips do you have to work with? Certain plants , Calla Lilies - Flowers for All Occasions require almost full sun , Lighting your Garden with Perennial Bulbs while others thrive in the shade.

6. What is your budget? Can you do your landscaping , Patio Cover Designs over several seasons , Wood Sheds or do you have projects that need to be completed all at once?

7. Are there significant features , Your Garden - Growing from Seed that need to be emphasized or hidden - things such as rock outcroppings, phone , Gardening - Hibiscus Plant Care poles, sheds , Your Garden - Growing from Seed trash receptacles, etc.

Although the task of actually landscaping , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 4 might seem overwhelming, begin by answering the above points and then start by putting together a site inventory map or sketch of the yard. , Outdoor Wood Furniture - Check the Method of Construction Before Buying This will include the house, , Your Step By Step Guide To Planting The Perfect Lawn lot lines, major features, , Teak Furniture for Your Garden: Add a Touch of Something Spectacular large trees, , Abatement and Congregation of Material fences, sheds, , Great Gardening Gift Ideas etc. Also make note of other neighboring influences - noisy neighbors, dusty roads, and prevailing winds.

Then get ideas. Look around the neighborhood and see what plants , Orchid Flowers do well, and also make note of plants , Bare Root Roses, What To Look For When Buying that appear to be suffering. Visit neighboring gardens , Abatement and Congregation of Material and garden , Tips For a Long Lasting Amaryllis centers, and look at gardening , - Hibiscus Plant Care books at a local , Great Gardening Gift Ideas bookstore or library.

The next step is to prepare a bubble diagram. The easiest way to do this is to place , Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail tracing paper over your site inventory map and casually sketch in various areas - garden , Tips for Planting Flower Bulbs areas, patio , Parsley: A Cook's Best Friend areas, lawn , Your Garden - Growing from Seed areas, etc. This helps to make sure that the entire area is unified into one design, , The Many Faces of a Fence rather than just a scattering of plants. , Growing Rare Fruits for Fun or Profit

From the bubble diagram the next step is to get the drawing more formalized. Add in the specifics in your bubble areas. For garden , Parsley: A Cook's Best Friend or planting beds, , Bare Root Roses, What To Look For When Buying draw in circles for plants, , You Can Grow Your Own Herb Garden - Part 4 for patios, , Gallica Roses fences, retaining walls, , Discount Patio Furniture with Patio Chair Cushions is a Smart Choice trellis use squares and lines. Make the drawing to scale, the general scales used are 1 to 8 or 1 to 10. By drawing to scale the appropriate number of trees, , June Gardening Tips footage for walls, , Your Step By Step Guide To Planting The Perfect Lawn amount of mulch, etc. can be determined.

Once your drawings are completed begin estimating your costs. Get prices from various nurseries for your supplies and start your work! Remember not to cross your work.
Donna Evans is co-owner of Gizmo Creations LLC,a landscape , Teak Furniture: The Premier Outdoor Furniture design and website design , Clematis Care company located just north of Brainerd MN. For more information , Orchid Flowers on landscaping, , Water Gardens - How To Build A Pond including sample landscape , Fall Garden Planning - Garden Plans for Next Spring and Ordering by Mail plans and photos, go to http://www.gizmocreations.com.

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