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Numerous line of trees going away out to the distance.THINK ABOUT YOUR LANDSCAPING PROJECT

It’s easy to want to simply run out and get to work on a new gardening project because the sun is shining and the birds are chirping. But resist that feeling because if you don’t plan, you plan to fail when it comes to landscaping.

Gardening without a plan can lead to things getting a lot worse. Trust us. We’re a local lawn service and we’ve seen it all. It can even lead to some hard work, only to find out you planted a shrub that will grow and cover your favorite sitting room out front.


The secret to success in home garden maintenance is to combine plant research (knowing what you are buying) and keeping in mind basic design principles to create a long-lasting landscaping plan that will stand the test of time.

It doesn’t matter whether you are working with an existing garden or you are new homeowner whose beginning with what they bought.

Landscape planning is everything.


First, you’ll want to look at your yard. What features do you have and what ones do you lack?

Next, you’ll think through your needs and dreams for your landscape including everyday things such as where your pets will play, where will people walk, parking, and all that jazz. You’ll have a better idea of how to capture your gardening ideas on a site plan.

Also, be sure to be aware of the regional climate in your area. You want your landscaping to match the climate and the style of your home. Be sure to plan for the hardscaping side of things like walkways, pathways, patios, and where your plants will sit with all this in mind.

When you take all of this into consideration you’ll see how to apply basic landscape and lawn mower maintenance design principles and learn how to select the right plants that will suit your property.


As your plan moves along you’ll need to do some research. This means visiting a local nursery, reading a book, reading an article online like this one, opening a book, cutting out pictures in magazines, and as well as visiting public gardens. You need to see these green spaces for ideas and inspiration.

Make a note of what you like and don’t like.

You can also flag down a professional landscape designer like us. Our gardeners are often more than willing to help. You can benefit from our experiences.

As your plans take shape, you may find that you want to consult with a professional Surrey garden designer or contractor on some aspects of your landscape plan, and you’ll learn how they can help you and how to find a reputable professional who will provide excellent service.

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