Most homeowners make mistakes in their yard. I sure have. Gardening and lawn care are full of crazy do's and don'ts, nature doesn't always cooperate and who has the time to make things perfect?
Here are seven of the biggest blunders people tend to make in their yards:
1. Don't be random: It's easy to go overboard at a garden center or plant website, especially if things are on sale. But don't buy a bunch of random plants. Your flower bed or lawn will end up a confusing mess of different shapes and colors. (Bing: Shop for plants)
Instead, group three or five identical plants together in a flower bed to create big blocks of the same color or leaf texture. That way your garden will have more visual impact, especially from a distance, and will look more organized. And when planting shrubs in a border such as along a street or driveway, repeat just three or four types rather than installing a hodgepodge of varieties.
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