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Landscape Design Ideas - Tips on Doing a garden plan

Whether or not you have a shade problem, there are some basic gardening tips that should be applied to every garden or landscape design.

Purpose - what's the purpose for each part of your garden ?

Theme - there should be several features that are common throughout your garden that provide a sense of unity.

Structure - trees and shrubs, in addition to hardscaping, provide structure to a garden; much the way bones provide animals structure and form.

Contrast - contrast applies to the color, size and shape of flowers, foliage, bark textures, stones and hardscaping.

Color - color is very personal thing. However, there are several rules of thumb regarding color:

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