Just because you do it yourself does not mean you have to do it alone! We practice ecologically sustainable landscaping as much as possible. We integrate native plants and rain gardens into our plans and encourage composting, sustainable maintenance practices and natural water management. Proper care is essential to the longevity of your landscape. Simple tasks performed each year will ensure plant health, improve attractiveness and allow your landscape to thrive.
Provide intermediate spaces in the newly planted garden so that these open areas are not overgrown with weeds. One option is regular mulching with an organic material, such as pine fines, jagged leaves or double-hammered hardwood mulch. All of these mulches suppress weeds, appear attractive, retain moisture and protect and build healthy soil. Deficiencies can also be filled temporarily with annuals for a few years, provided they are not overcrowded or compete with permanent plantations. Do not over-populate plants during initial planting to create an "unstable landscape" (Figure 19-45).
Automatically generate a list of materials or create shopping lists and purchase lists. Choose options for deck roofs, foundations, surrounds, deck boards and railing styles. Create flat, tilted or uneven lots. Define the shape, elevation and contours of the lot with powerful terrain modeling tools. Show off your lot removal requirements, roads and sidewalks for neighbors or building professionals. Outdoor kitchens are one of the most popular trends today and the creation of yours can be easy. Choose from appliances and brand furniture from the Architectural 3D Library to create realistic outdoor living spaces.
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