Creating a Professional Backyard Landscape

You can achieve a stunning landscape by creating a focal point and planning carefully. Landscape architect Maureen Smith shares simple steps on how to create a professional backyard landscape.

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Dig a hole, but leave a mound of soil at the bottom for the tree to sit on. If you leave a ditch under the root ball, you may create an air pocket that will damage the tree. Place the root ball into the hole so its surface is slightly higher than the ground around it. Pack the dirt in tightly, and make a water ring around the trunk. This will help keep the roots moist without watering the tree every day.

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