Even the best of intentions can create the worst of landscape designs if you aren’t strategic about it. You may end up with a yard that’s nearly impossible to maintain, not to mention incredibly expensive. So when you sit down with your landscape professional, keep these 8 landscape strategies from HGTV in mind.

DON’T forget to leave room for machines

DO create a focal point

DON’T choose a symmetrical design

DO limit the number of curves

DON’T let shrubbery overtake your house

DO add movement to your garden

DON’T leave problematic features

DO find the right plant for the right spot


Next week we’ll talk more about lawn care best practices and the importance of regular maintenance. See you then!