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Common Long Island landscaping mistakes

by on April 8, 2015

Your home is a precious place and you want it to look its best. Many homeowners choose to add features to their Long Island landscape in order to increase the value of the property or to add color and flair. However, just like with anything, Long Island landscaping can be overdone.

You may enjoy a back yard that is private and no one can see into, but consider fencing before you invest in 9-foot-high shrubs. The amount of upkeep these shrubs may need will find you quickly overwhelmed by the amount of work. Having to prune your shrub fence can take up a lot of your free time, and even if you hire a professional Long Island landscaping company, having them visit your property that often can become expensive.

Everyone has a favorite type of plant or tree or flower. But too much of one thing can really look awkward. When designing your Long Island landscape, be sure to add variety in not only color and type, but also with the time of year the plant grows. If you plant one type of tree that loses its canopy during the winter, your Long Island landscape will look bare and dull. Make sure at least some of your plants offer some color all year round.

Spread your Long Island landscape out around the property. Planting solely by your house or exclusively away from your house creates an awkward-looking Long Island landscape. By interspersing plants throughout the property, you will give your Long Island landscape depth and character.

Consult your local Long Island landscaping company about the best choices for all your Long Island landscaping ideas.

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