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Landscaping Needs and Wants

When planning a long-term landscaping project, it's important to make a realistic assessment of what you can and should do versus what you want to do. Here are some top needs and wants to consider.
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Up Your Curb Appeal

You don't have to wait until you're ready to sell to make sure your house has its "game face" on. Window boxes, Victorian spandrels, bracket work and filigree details, along with a new brick-detail walkway and plants, gave this house a whole new look. Design by John Gidding

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Landscape With Entertaining in Mind

An outdoor area for cooking, eating and hanging out is a good option for homeowners who entertain often or spend considerable time outdoors. In this space, designed by Chad Robert, an outdoor kitchen adds functionality to an already-inviting entertaining area.

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Introduce Water Features

The most popular outdoor recreation amenities are water features, such as ornamental pools and splash pools. This space was designed to have a tropical feel and has multiple water features, including a swimming pool and trickling fountain. Design by Chad Robert

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Add Outdoor Play Areas

Play structures like swing sets and treehouses are often high priorities for families with young children. These spaces should be built in shady areas where children can be kept in sight at all times. This play structure is every child's dream, set over a bridge beneath a canopy of trees.

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