0esigning a landscape that looks great and also works well (that's the sustainable part) can seem intimidating and mysterious if you haven't done it before. But if you follow the steps in this chapter, you shouldn't have any trouble putting together a beautiful, sustainable landscape.
If you get stuck, remember that there's no shame in running your ideas by a landscape architect for feedback. The price of a consultation (usually $100 to $300) is a tiny fraction of the overall cost of the project, and it can save you much grief later.
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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.