Simple landscaping tips to spruce up any lawn

Simple landscaping tips to spruce up any lawn

"A lot of landscaping projects differ in size, scope and scale, so having a plan for your project is the most important thing to start with, and that can take place any time of the year." - Marta Carlson, Professional Grounds

Even though the summer of 2014 is on the home stretch, it's not too late to start that landscaping project you've been putting off. With a little planning and some help from a landscape design professional, your dream backyard could be could be closer than you think.

On this episode of Chat with the Experts, we talked with Marta Carlson, lead landscape designer at Professional Grounds in Washington about how to get your project off the ground, understanding the design and build process from start to finish, and how to turn even the smallest spaces around your home into fun, inviting areas.

Carlson also shares some simple DIY landscaping projects and tips for preparing your lawn and landscape for the fall season. Listen in!

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Additional Resources:

10 ways to save money while landscaping your yard

Angie's List guide to landscaping your yard

How to clean your backyard koi pond

About this Experts Contributor: Marta Carlson is the lead landscape designer at Professional Grounds, Inc., providing landscaping services in Lorton, VirginiaSince 1974, Professional Grounds has specialized in planting, patios, walkways, retaining walls, hardscapes, water features and more. You can follow this contributor on Twitter @ProGrounds and on Google+.

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