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Landscaping Considerations

From complementing your home's architecture to kid-proofing your gardens, here are some important factors to consider when planning your landscaping project.
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Entertaining Space

For the homeowner who loves to entertain, a landscaped patio with multiple seating areas, ample lighting and even an outdoor kitchen is a great investment. This beautiful space has multiple seating areas and a pergola that matches the trim of the house. Design by Bob Hursthouse

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From: The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie

Consider Your Location

When planning a landscaping project, consider your location and plant accordingly. In desert climates, some plants and grasses go dormant in hot weather. This backyard uses mulch and rocks instead of grass, and features native plants that can survive the heat. The Southwestern adobe lounge area provides a striking focal point. Design by Jamie Durie

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Photo: Jamie Rector. From: The Outdoor Room With Jamie Durie.

Low-Maintenance Landscape

With little grass to mow and native plants that don't require much water, this landscaped yard is easy to care for. The bright geometric walls add visual interest, and the unique centerpiece, made from Spanish roof tiles, gives the space a rustic look. Design by Jamie Durie

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Use Native Plants

Since this house is located in the desert, the designer took full advantage of native plants in his landscape plan. Tiled walkways complement the style of the house and give the yard a rustic feel. Photo by Gene Northup of Synergy Sotheby’s International Realty. Design by Thom Oppelt in Kerrville, Texas

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