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Hi and thanks for stopping. My name is Dale and I’m an aspiring landscaper. I have landscaped several properties and I’m exploring the possibility of doing this as a profession full time. Along the way, I thought I would write about the things I’ve learned and share some tips that could be helpful for people to learn more about modern landscaping styles and techniques for your property.

Being a property owner entails a great deal of responsibility, including making certain that the lawn looks attractive. For many, investing in good landscaping is an essential first step in creating a lawn and garden that looks great. The modern options give you plenty to choose from for your own residential property.

The materials and techniques used in landscaping have advanced tremendously in recent decades, as property development has continued to sprawl. Since people have their own tastes and styles, manufacturers and designers who work in the field have worked hard to meet these varying needs. This is good news for you, because you can find the elements that work best for your property and personality.

There are several things that you will need to keep in mind when developing your landscaping ideas. The first is to find out about the local regulations regarding property changes. In addition to the government, you will need to check your Homeowner’s Association, if applicable. This early step will ensure you don’t choose a design that will be rejected by either of these entities.

In many cases, you will have more latitude when it comes to the backyard than the front. However, this depends on several factors, including the local zoning regulations. Remember that just because something can be done in one residential neighborhood does not mean that the same rules apply elsewhere. For instance, historical sections of cities operate under separate guides than the adjoining neighborhoods.

There are many different features that you can choose from in modern landscaping. One of the most popular these days is a water feature. This can be a tiny stream or a large waterfall. For most people, their water features fall somewhere between these two extremes. You will want something that complements the size of the yard. Too large, and it will overpower everything else; too small and it will go unnoticed.

Retaining walls and stepped gardens are also being used in many modern designs. When the terrain is uneven on a piece of property, it is often more cost effective to take advantage of the current slope. There are many gorgeous designs that you can talk to your landscaping expert about if this is the case in your yard.

Organic gardening is big these days, and with good reasons. You can avoid exposure to an array of chemicals by switching your lawn and garden care to organic products. Plus, if you grow herbs, fruits or other foods, you won’t have to worry about the pesticides that you would otherwise.

Before you make a lot of plans about how you want your new landscaping design to look, you should consult with a professional landscape artist. Ask people that have attractive lawns or look online to find lawn and landscaping companies in your area. Hire one that has a good reputation and the appropriate credentials. Doing so will ensure that you have the best experience possible with your new landscaped lawn.