Luxury Valley Homes Arizona Real Estate Blog: December 2013

"Planting" and "Landscaping" - What's the difference?

"Planting" and "Landscaping" -  What's the difference?

Planting is haphazard: "Let’s get a pine tree; where shall we put it?" "I have always wanted rambling roses; they would look great over there by the back fence." Sometimes this approach works; but sometimes it creates havoc.

Landscaping is planned, artistic design. Starting with a concept (rustic, formal, Japanese, for example), you outline the large areas as if you were sketching the basic design of a picture: the placement of large trees and shrubs, the "living areas" for gathering, the "play areas"(a pool, badminton space), the flower (and herb or vegetable) gardens. Then you fill in the all-important details: small decorative pools, terrace planters, birdhouses and baths, outdoor lighting (in the ground and under the eaves). If you plan right, you can be as whimsical and creative as you please without creating havoc.

Choose plants (trees, shrubs and flowers) that will keep the yard colorful all year round. Keep in mind the view of the yard from inside the house and, if possible, install picture windows to bring the scene right indoors. Also, since nobody wants to be a slave to a yard, plan for easy maintenance as well as good looks. That’s smart landscaping that pays off in many ways.

When it comes to buying and selling houses, working with professionals pays off in many ways, too. E-mail us to learn more about the advantages we can bring to your home-buying or selling experience.

 

We know lots of ways to help buyers afford the monthly payments for a home. To learn more, check out our FREE online report, SOLD: How To Attract More Buyers With Seller Financing, by clicking here. You can also read the article in our Scottsdale Real Estate site, by clicking here. Give us a call  at 480-595-6412 if you have any questions!

 

Comment balloon 2 commentsJane & Jeff Daley, PhD • December 20 2013 02:56PM
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