Ignoring Growing Conditions When Planting

Plants are living things, and they need what they need. Planting a shade-loving plant in the hot sun or a drought-loving plant in a wet spot is a recipe for failure. So is putting a delicate plant where it'll be pummeled by wind. Once again, the simple solution is to match your plants carefully to the conditions you have. Flip to Chapter 16 for some pointers.

Note: At times, it makes sense to change conditions to accommodate plants that normally wouldn't be happy in that particular spot, but it's far wiser, easier, and more sustainable to choose plants that will be happy with things as they are.

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

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.

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