4 Common Mistakes People Make When Investing in Landscaping

Many homeowners dream of a showstopping property with impressive landscaping. But what they fail to do is research what is fitting for their region, their yard size, and what features other area homes have that they might want to add.

You can avoid costly mistakes by investing wisely in the right landscaping design for your unique property. Here are a few mistakes homeowners make that landscapers commonly see:

No Planning

You wouldn’t set sail on a voyage without a compass, would you? Beginning a landscape design with no well-thought-out plan is the same thing. The size of the project, the layout, slopes, drainage, and regional environmental factors all play a part, or should. Areas of sun and shade have different needs. Hardscapes may not be as suitable where you envision them as they would be elsewhere.

Hiring a landscape designer can help you create the vision you want for your property without costly delays or mistakes.

No Set Budget

A budget is one of the first things you should decide. You can create one that’s a range or dollar amount specific; it’s up to you. This will help you decide when the quotes from various landscaping companies arrive.

Another thing to consider is a budget for maintenance, especially if you don’t have time to maintain it yourself.

Choosing the Wrong Plants

We all love certain flowers and plants for their color, texture, or even how they make us feel. But while the plants may look great initially, the environment may not allow them to thrive. Choose plants that are particularly suited to your area’s climate and soil conditions.

Do some research on native plants in your area and talk to the people at your local plant nursery. They can give you solid advice on which plants will thrive and which simply won’t.

Doing Too Much

Another common mistake eager property owners make is not editing their wish list. This often results in an overcrowded yard where none of the intended features are prominent. Landscape design is based on a developing installation that, with maturity, is what you envision.

One way to avoid this mistake is to choose a color palette that compliments your house and other structures. Limits the contrasts in texture and hardscape to a minimum so the eye flows over the area without being overwhelmed.


Avoiding the most common mistakes homebuyers make when buying landscaping can save you money in the long run and be more beneficial to your local environment. Proper plant choices, editing, and thoughtful design will give you the result you’re looking for.

Still Have Questions? Call Us!

Don’t let your landscape dreams become a nightmare! Call the skilled team at Lawn and Landcare today. Our dedicated professionals have the expertise to create your vision on time and within budget. We’ll advise you on the perfect plant, tree, and hardscape choices for your unique property.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free design consultation. Call now!

Michael Losasso

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Lawn & Landcare was founded in 2002 and specializes in commercial and residential landscape construction and maintenance throughout the North Dallas area.

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