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Q: What are the key ingredients to a good landscape design?

A: Whatever you're designing, from a painting to a home landscape, its success will rely on your attention to these five aspects: Color, line, form, texture and scale. If your landscape design takes these into account, you will most likely meet with success. Maybe you should try painting next!

Q: Is it true that I can increase the property value of my home by embellishing the landscape?

A: Why yes! A pleasing landscape can increase the value of your property up to 15%! Of course, if this is a concern for you, you should consider hiring a professional landscaper that had experience in creating eye-popping landscapes.

Q: What is the difference between home landscaping and commercial landscaping?

A: Landscaping can be an arduous and time-consuming job. Landscaping on your own will entail the manual labor of lifting, dragging, digging, plant, etc. Unless this sounds like a walk in the park for you, your best bet may be to hire a commercial landscape designer.

Q: What are the basic aspects in a landscape?

A: The four basics in landscape design are plants, water, hardscape, and lighting.

Q: What is hardscape?

A: Hardscape is a category that includes non-plant landscape features such as decks, patios, rocks, stones, and driveways.

Q: What are the benefits of including a water element in my landscape design?

A: Water features are a great choice because of their relaxing nature. A pond or waterfall can serve as a focal point in your landscape. Installing water features and devices can be tricky, so consult a landscape professional.

Q: How can I make my driveway a less discrete part of the landscape?

A: Your driveway may benefit by being lined with flowerbeds. Another idea is to install walls as permanent planting structures, all the while beautifying your driveway.

Q: I've read up on landscaping and I'm going to do it myself. Any tips?

A: In planting flowers, take care in the colors you choose: color affects emotion! Also consider the size of the plants as they grow over time. This will help you balance the scale of your landscape design composition!