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There are always errors made with landscaping, but here are some good tips to help you avoid past mistakes.

A modest home can be very poorly handled, creating a devastating effect. If the landscape is not kept up to date and well trimmed, no garden fountain will look as beautiful as it should. Planting an evergreen too close to the house is a bad mistake. These trees bush out and can grow to sixty feet tall, blocking your windows in a very short time.

Pathways need to be trimmed and cleared of grass, they should not be overgrown. In order to make the best use of small spaces, consider planting privet along the house, keeping them well trimmed below the windows, and kept 12 inches from the house wall. These provide a really great backdrop for tulips or flowers as well, especially if you keep the edge well kept.

During the summer months use annual seeds, like petunias or marigolds, for areas with bright sunlight, or for shaded spaces day lilies or begonias work well. Using annual seeds will save you a lot of money, and give you lots of bright and beautiful colors.

When trees and shrubs are first planted to a setting, they create a picturesque look. However, over time, if not properly cared for they can become large and overgrown, ruining the effect they were intended to make. It is best to remember these past mistakes, so they are not repeated in your own garden setting, and ruin all the hard work you put into creating it.

When making a pathway, make sure it is appropriate to the setting. A pathway can be softened by adding a border of flowers along the path. This adds more value than just patches of flowers added to a setting.  The border should be grown in asylum or petunias for the summer. These flowers tend to grow at irregular rates so they fall over into the pathway, adding a charming effect. During the spring months consider tulips or hyacinths.

Add Globe arborvitae to each side just where the flagging starts from the sidewalk. The overflow will create stunning depth of over three feet on both sides. If you prefer a more trimmed pathway, consider an annual like dwarf ageratum instead. Pachysandra could also be used here, as it can be easily trimmed to the desired size and effect. Your view may also benefit from a flowering tree, as this can block unsightly views from your setting.