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3 Money-Saving Tips to Cut Down on Landscaping Cost

While many factors can affect the overall cost of new landscaping projects, offers consumers three money-saving design tips that can help to reduce overall landscaping cost.

Calimesa, CA September 22, 2011- Deciding to undertake a new landscaping project, whether for a new backyard, front yard or side yard, involves careful planning and budgeting. reviews several factors that may impact landscaping costs, as well as offers three helpful money-saving tips to keep costs to a minimum.

To determine what a particular landscaping project will cost, one must first take a look at what the project will entail. There are a number of factors that can affect the total landscaping cost of a new project. These factors include, the size of the yard, desired features like an outdoor kitchen, pool, etc., as well as the materials and plants that will be used, the property location and labor costs.

While all of these factors do add to the total project cost, here are three helpful tips provided by on ways to save and stay within budget, without sacrificing design or beauty.

To start, reduce plant sizes at the time of installation. Opt for smaller plants sizes, instead of full-grown varieties when doing so does not affect design or privacy concerns.

Second, vary hardscape material finishes. Reserve special paving for seating areas and areas that are visible from all angles. Less expensive materials can be used in low-traffic areas of the property.

Lastly, avoid specialty construction like custom water and fire features, gazebos and more. Prefabricated amenities can make each project unique and save on building costs.

These and many other cost-saving tips can be achieved by working with a professional landscaping company. For more information on the above mentioned tips on landscape savings, visit 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.

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