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8 Common Landscaping Problems Solved for New Summer Projects

New landscaping information sheds light on eight common landscaping problems, and offers expert tips for solving typical yard and landscape challenges for those undertaking new summer projects.

Maureen Gilmer

Calimesa, CA July 8, 2011- Any professional landscape designer will agree that a well designed landscape can only be achieved by first solving common landscaping problems., an online resource for landscaping design ideas, has just released new information on the eight most common problems that may be present on landscaping projects, as well as expert tips on how to solve them.

While not every landscaping project will encounter the same problems, it's important that these challenges be identified and dealt with in the design plans before any construction begins. The eight most common yard and landscape problems involve:

  1. Hillsides and slopes
  2. Small yards
  3. Large yards
  4. Narrow yards and side yards
  5. Windy spaces
  6. Noisy spaces
  7. Privacy problems
  8. Shady yards

Each problem poses its own unique set of challenges. Luckily, consumers and designers now have access to these creative and practical methods for solving them.

For example, hillsides can be remedied with two creative solutions. One can choose to build an elevated deck into the hillside itself, or create a terraced garden with retaining walls.

For small yard landscaping, the site offers a host of solutions covering small yard design. Tips cover ways to maximize small yard spaces using three resourceful techniques, tips on choosing appropriate plant species, how to incorporate a small outdoor kitchen or swimming pool, and offers a gallery of small yard landscaping pictures for reference.

The tips go on and on. Visit for detailed information on how to solve these eight common landscaping problems. works with a team of professional landscape designers and writers to bring together the very best landscaping resources and information available. Homeowners, landscape designers and architects can also stay up-to-date through the site's training and events section, offering the latest on upcoming industry shows, classes and more.

For consumers ready to turn their landscaping design dreams into reality, the site offers a handy, easy-to-use Find a Landscaper directory to find local landscape designers and contractors throughout the United States and Canada.

For more on landscaping designs and ideas, landscaping photos and more, visit

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