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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

A Landscape from Scratch

A Landscape from Scratch

How thoughtful landscape planning can make your new home a neighborhood showplace.

Complement Nature

Thoughtful architects, builders, and homeowners are increasingly concerned about blending new houses with existing plants and terrain. A landscape addition should be designed to complement nature.

"The fundamental idea is to preserve the character of the land and design the house and plants accordingly. This includes using plants that are native to the area," says Connecticut landscape designer A.E. Bye.

The formality of linear flowerbeds and sculptured hedgerows may complement a rigidly traditional home, but most landscape pros favor a ... more

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