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Backyard Landscaping Tips

Here are some Backyard Landscaping tips that will help you in landscaping your backyard. Hopefully these tips will save you time, money and make your backyard landscaping a little easier.

Working with a Sub Contractor

If you are going to be needing sub contractor work done like plumbing, electrical, sprinkler system or anything that might have to be buried. Contact them as soon as you have a final landscape design.

Let them see your plan, take them to your backyard and walk them through and show them what you are needing. Listen to any thoughts or ideas they may have, don't be surprised if they tell you something won't work the way you had it plan.

Schedule any work that you need done with them as soon as possible. Good sub contractors are real busy and it could take anywhere from 1 week to 4 weeks for them to start your project.

Tips on Buying Plants

Know your Hardiness Zone for the area you live in. Purchase plants that will do well in those areas.

Know as much as you can about the plants that you are wanting to landscape with, this will help you in your backyard design process and will save you time and money when you go to purchase them..

A plant encyclopedia is a must, you can also get free catalogs online and online nursery's have great web sites detailing their plants.

Lay Out Design Tips

You can also use this little trick anytime during your backyard landscaping project. Go to the hardware store and get some wood stakes, they're pretty cheap so by a few extra. Also get some nylon string, they even come in florescent colors now. While your there pick up some marker paint

If you are just not exactly sure where or how everything will be in your design. Just go stake out and run string for your beds, where you think you might want a tree, maybe a Gazebo or Pergola anything and everything you are doing in your landscape. This will definitely help you get a better visual view.

Now do the same thing when you are ready to start planting or building, once you have the area measured out, use the marking paint to mark the areas and then remove the stakes and string.

I'll try to get more tips up as time allows. So check back.

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