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Planning the Perfect Lawn Design

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

Very few homeowners love their lawns enough to plan them out before they develop them. But if you want an award-winning lawn, you should follow these lawn design tips.
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All homeowners could benefit from practical lawn design ideas. These are the basic suggestions of lawn care specialists that will give you the best looking lawn on the block. From initial planning to final development, follow these five simple design steps for maximum impact.

  1. Map It Out. Take out a pencil and paper and sketch out your proposed lawn design. Sketching your lawn design on paper gives it a finality that it didn't have before. It will also prompt you to get started.
  2. Know Your Landscaping. Either before or after you begin sketching out your lawn design - you should take a casual stroll around your property to see all of its various characteristics. See what's already there and what you would like to add.
  3. Make Your Beds. One of the best things you can do to get that picture-perfect lawn is to include some various flower and plant beds in your design.
  4. Cutting Plan. The way you cut your lawn depends a great deal on your particular design. Your cutting lines should be done in such a way so as to highlight the best aspects of your lawn design and deemphasize the worst aspects.
  5. Consult a Professional. A trip to your local home and garden center will give you access to a variety of professionals that will be more than happy to help. Show them your lawn design and find out if there are ways you can improve upon it.

Lawn design is an easy way to make sure that your property matches the beauty of your home.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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