How Not to Landscape

How not to landscape….

Like all art, creating a landscape that appeals to everyone is virtually impossible.  However, here are a few pointers that will lead you towards a beautiful yard for all to enjoy:

  • DO mix textures
  • DON’T use all the same shapes of plants
  • DON’T use plants that cover too much (remember, they do grow!)
  • DON’T create over exaggerated bed lines
  • DO use natural contours… not everything needs to be a kidney bean!
  • DO use effective groupings of plants
  • DON’T choose landscape materials that take away from your home’s architecture.
  • DO disguise utility boxes using organic shapes.
  • DON’T choose plants that require aggressive pruning for the space.
  • DO use trees and large shrubs to create balance.

Sara Selchert Carpenter

Steve’s Ace Home & Garden

VP of Operations

Master Landscape Designer

563.690.1500 office