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Landscaping paths are easily added and support hundreds of different materials. Border trails with rocks, lighting, garden designs, edging, and more. Do you plan to build a slope or a hill? Realtime Landscaping Plus includes some of the most powerful terrain sculpture tools available in any landscape design software. Easily create building blocks, alleys and sloping terrain. Adjust the height of the ground at any time using the exact dimensions. The landscaping software also supports straight and curved retaining walls. All tools work in real time, so you get an instant feedback on your changes.

If trees are desired near the structure of the house, choose a tree with a small canopy at full growth so that the branches do not interfere with the porch or roof. Placing tall trees in the yard and medium or small trees on the sides and front makes the house stand out (Figure 19-37). The dogwood (Cornus florida), the Japanese flowering apricot (Prunus mume), the Japanese maple (Acer palmatum), the eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), the deaf wood (Oxydendron arboretum) and the lettuce (Amelanchier) are examples of small trees in the canopy.

Bonus: Its nutrients feed the plants up to three months. Water before 9 o'clock, if possibleible, to fortify plants against the heat of midday and achieve the best balance between moisture and evaporation. It is tempting to put the blades of the lawn mower flat so you do not have to cut the lawn so quickly, but cutting more than one inch of grass at a time can cause what is left to brown. Ditto using a foamed blade. (Have the lawn mower repaired each year.) If your family and guests are still hiking in the grass, take the hint that the route should be recognized: Install slate or concrete pavers.

I used a flagstone called storm mountain and dug out the grass using sand underneath the stone to help stabilize the stones.

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