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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For a professional look, plantings along exterior walls and fences should be done in tiers. Place shrubs closest to the house, choosing a species that will remain lower than the windows. The outer layer should consist of flowers or colorful plants that are shorter than the shrubs. Interspersing small trees can keep border areas from looking monotonous.

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