- Yard Grading
- Boulders and Granite
- Views, Hardscaping and Energy Conservation
- Common Themes and Grouping Plants
- Flowers and Native Plants
- Planting Trees and Shrubs
- Themed Planting Lists
Common Theme: Watch your plaids and stripes.
Don’t plant one of every plant you like in a small landscape – it will tend to look like a botanical garden. Use the same plant in different locations of the yard to unify the look. For a list of landscape themes see 4 types of landscape themes and plant list.
Group Plants: They need their space, too.
Don’t space plants evening around the yard. Instead, place them in natural groupings as you would see in the desert. Cluster plants in groups of odd numbers, leaving open space for eye appeal.