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DIY landscaping project should begin with measuring, dreaming

DIY landscaping project should begin with measuring, dreaming

May 20th, 2012 in News

Containers are useful for gardeners who don't have much room or who just want a unique look for their outdoor space.

Landscaping your property might seem like an expensive and time-consuming endeavor, but it doesn't have to be. With proper planning and some advice from a local expert, there are many projects a homeowner can tackle himself or herself.

"You need to have a plan of what you think you want out of your landscape," said Gary Rackers, owner of Green Leaf Nursery Landscape Center. "I tell my clients to pick a quarter of their yard and to tell me what they want there. Then, they can move on to the next quarter until they have a plan for the whole space."

Alice Longfellow, owner of Longfellow's Garden Center, also prefers having a plan as opposed to haphazard design, which can lead to additional costs and a garden that isn't visually appealing.

"People are increasingly using the computer program because it is easier than putting it on paper, and you can quickly see what a lot of different options will look like in your actual yard," said Cindy Crecelius, owner and operator of Gardens To Go.