When I look at garden catalogs, I have to marvel at how little of the stuff they sell is really necessary to manage a well-designed garden. After all, by developing a stable, sustainable landscape, you eliminate most of the maintenance and most of the tools that go with it.
That's it. Take the money you would have spent on power gadgets and go have a nice vacation somewhere.
You don't need anything else if you've successfully created a sustainable landscape that's easy to care for. You won't be pruning to control size (your plants are the right size already), you won't be trimming hedges (you don't have trimmed hedges), you won't be mowing the lawn (you have a meadow instead), you won't be spraying for pests (your plants are pest-resistant), and you won't be doing much weed control (the mulch and tall plants smother the weeds). If your trees need pruning, stay safely on the ground and let a professional care for them. The bottom line? You've set up a system that's easy to live with, so now's the time to start enjoying it!
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How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.