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A landscape design will save you money

By Peggi J. Redalen

Fri, Jun 27th, 2014
Posted in All Ask the Expert

Planning, ingenuity and patience will help keep green in your wallet as well as your yard. Avoid costly mistakes: Really think about how you're going to use your outdoor space for the long run. Know when it is time for a change: Old, overgrown plantings that block views of the front door or spill over onto walkways make your home and entrance dated and uninviting. Work with your assets: Preserve existing plants and trees when possible - only when they will enhance a new design. Hire yourself: The best way to save money in landscaping is to do as much of the work as possible yourself - and to know when the work is beyond your abilities. Know when to hire the pros. Having a professionally designed plan for your yard will enable you to accomplish your overall project in stages - without costly, improper plant decisions or installation woes.

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