foundation garden

Benefits of planning the landscape before planting the garden

shrubs too close to house foundation

Many a homeowner opens our conversation like this: "Something's missing."

The speaker is not talking about missing car keys or eye glasses, or lamenting an unsatisfying love life. It's the lack of curb appeal, an underperforming foundation garden, an unpleasant view, or the lack of privacy around their homes that's bothering them.

In the next sentence, however, they usually ask, “What should I plant?”

Unfortunately, plants can't solve all landscape problems. It takes some planning before the planting--and often it's planning that comes from some basic lessons we all learn in our high school classes.

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