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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Beautify Shady Areas

Most types of grass grow poorly in deep shade, but that doesn't mean you have to use bare mulch under your trees. Many plants thrive with less than four hours of sunlight. To brighten up shady areas, avoid dark green foliage. Look for species with white or yellow variegated leaves, which will stand out among the shadows.

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