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Ah, the joys of landscape planning! The stones, the plants, the lights – landscaping and hardscaping designs can truly transform your outdoor environment. At Jersey Landscaping, LLC, we take every step of the process seriously: after all, it’s what we do.

But we know that it’s not, necessarily, what YOU do. So, we’ve come up with a list of dos and don’ts to help you get a handle on your yard.

Dos and Don’ts of Landscaping and Hardscaping Designs

DO consider landscaping with stone ideas, even if your yard is on the small side. Hardscaping isn’t reserved for large yards alone. Lining a flowerbed or trees with small stones, or installing a smaller koi pond are great ways to make use of stone without overwhelming your space. With that said…

DON’T fill your yard with giant structures, regardless of how much space you have. Landscape planning is mostly about balance, so one central focus point in a yard is enough. You don’t have to add a rock wall AND a fountain AND an outdoor kitchen AND a giant pool patio.

DO consider pavers. A beautiful walkway adds a touch of elegance to every yard – and keeps guest from trampling your front lawn.

DON’T obsess over having the biggest, greenest lawn on the block. We love grass as much as anyone, but that rolling lawn of your dreams can become cumbersome to care for. Huge lawns require a lot of landscape planning, maintenance, water, and chemicals. Most New Jersey landscape designers allow for a decent amount of grass, but not so much that you’ll spend your whole summer taking care of it.

DO think locally when planning your landscaping and hardscaping. Native plants are not only less expensive, but hold up better than exotic ones. They’re used to the soil and the standard amount of rainfall, which means they won’t whither or “flood out” during the different seasons. If you’re looking for some beautiful landscaping with stone ideas, check out photos of bluestone designs. Hardscaping designs that incorporate bluestone save money and stand the test of time because it’s a durable, local stone that comes in a variety of hues.

DON’T plant the same thing over, and over and over again. Your landscape should include different plants and shrubs, otherwise, your yard looks monotonous – and fake. Think about it: unless your landscape planning involves a home that ultimately looks like a doll house, you should include a variety of native plants and flowers.

New Jersey Landscape and Hardscaping Designs Done Right

At Jersey Landscaping, LLC, we do the hard work for you. We create the plans, install the foundations and fixtures, and use local products to help ensure you get the yard of your dreams. So, what are you waiting for? Give us a call today!