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Oakton VA Landscaping Tips

For some people, a landscaping project is nothing more than a few slight changes to their property. At other times it can require advanced techniques or ideas to create a work of art to make the home into a landscape masterpiece.

When landscaping, you must know the difference between perennials and annuals, as well as what flowers, plants, and shrubs work best in certain geographical areas and under certain climates. Keep the seasons in mind as you landscape. It is important to understand which plants do well during specific seasons to get good results from your landscape plans.

One great tip is to first write down every material that you will need. You don't want to be knee-deep in your project to discover that you're missing something crucial.

Landscaping is about much more than planting a few trees and laying grass seed. Including wood, iron or cement structures in your landscaping design can add both substance and texture. Pergolas, birdbaths, archways and decks add beauty and make a yard look more interesting. These elements come in a broad range in terms of prices for any budget.

Consulting with a professional up front, before beginning your project, can save you time and money, even if you plan to do the work yourself. You don't need to have a professional involved in every aspect of your project, but spending an hour with one before you begin your project can save you money fixing easily avoidable mistakes later on. Especially, if you don't have experience in landscaping, this step can be vital.

Always measure out how much room you have to work with before going out to buy plants. These measurements will allow you to calculate precisely how much of any particular product you need. By spending the time to do this, you'll avoid purchasing more or less of what you need.

As you know, landscaping means different things to different people. Some people just want to add a few finishing touches, but others want to spend months planning the project so every detail will be perfect. Use these tips to make your yard look amazing! If you have any questions or need any help solving a landscaping problem, call the professionals at Dominion Hardscapes.

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