Landscaping is like the dressing on a salad. It's okay without it, but really adds a lot to it when done well.  Having a professional landscaper manage your lawn and yard can really make the difference between an okay lawn with decent grass coverage and a really great one with a thick lush yard.   It's not always smart to go with the first landscaper near you that you find, but rather get at least 3 estimates from various professionals that can help you evaluate the process.

Whether it's putting in new edging, adding river rock, or hardscape features, a professional landscaper will be able to provide the right tools and materials to make sure the lawn and yard are well maintained.

Cost effective landscaping upgrades include structural features like lighting, fences, garden paths, fire pits, swimming pools and ponds, says Sadree. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Julie M. of King George, Virginia)
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Landscaping requires constant maintenance, but it can also save you money. Follow these tips to invest in a beautiful yard to bring lasting value to your home.
Even small yards can be transformed by layering your plants. (Photo courtesy of member Kathleen K.)
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MIDWEST: With winter in full swing now is the time to begin planning for the upcoming growing season. Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp offers tips for ordering plants online.
September to October is the ideal time to seed your lawn, says Hildreth. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Lindsey S. of Virginia Beach, Va.)
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Fall is the time to seed your lawn for lush grass next year. Here are the top tips you need to know to grow an award-winning lawn for next season.
Installation of upkeep-free synthetic turf in this backyard took two days. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member David Amidon of Santee, Calif.)
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Not all varieties of grass are appropriate for the Northeast. Pick one professionals recommend to get good results.
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These perennial plants easily grow 3 or 4 feet tall and 5 or 6 feet wide, so proper spacing is important.