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We all love a great landscaped yard, however getting there can be a daunting task if done wrong.

In fact, there are all kinds of mistakes you can make when designing your Colorado Springs landscape even if you think you’re a pro.

Find out what the 4 most common landscape design mistakes are and how to avoid them.

Not Focusing on Curb Appeal

Many Colorado Springs homeowners don’t take into account the importance curb appeal has to their home. 

We get it, it’s easy to forget the front yard when you spend the majority of your time in the backyard of your Colorado Springs home. 

However, make sure you’re paying attention to the front yard as well, even if you don’t invest as much. Simple things such as making sure your lawn is well manicured and adding design elements such as useful pathways, flowers, stones, etc. that elevate the look of your home can give your home great curb appeal and can increase the value of your home if you ever do decide to sell your home.

Picking the Wrong Plants For Your Colorado Springs Yard

Colorado Springs has a climate unlike most places in the United States. 

The dry, cold, desert like climate makes it specifically difficult for most plants to thrive. For this reason it’s incredibly important to pick plants that will thrive in our climate. 

For example, rabbitbrush and rocky mountain columbine are two plants that will excel in your Colorado Springs landscape. Choosing plants for your landscape design that have a hard time growing in our extreme climate will leave you spending a ton of time trying to get it to grow and not actually enjoying its beauty.

Planting Trees too Close to Your Home

It’s no surprise that trees grow. 

However, many times while planting them people tend to think of them at that moment in time and not how big they’ll grow to be. Remember to plant them several feet away from your home so the limbs won’t get too close to your home. 

Trees can actually be quite destructive to your home if planted too close. Overhanging limbs can damage roofs and roots can get into your pipes and damage the foundation of your home. 

Best practice is to plant them at least four feet away from your home.

Not Hiring a Landscape Professional for Involved Landscape Designs

Landscaping in Colorado SpringsDo you have big dreams for your yard? 

Landscaping can be a complicated project and quite costly, especially if you’re having to re-do things multiple times.

Hiring a professional Colorado Springs landscaping company can not only save you time but money as well. 

Our landscape designers at Foothills Landscaping & Irrigation in Colorado Springs will work with your vision or lack thereof to make the best use of the areas you have and help you achieve the yard of your dreams. 

From creating outdoor entertainment living spaces, fencing installation, irrigation installation retaining walls and more, Foothills Landscaping & Irrigation in Colorado Springs can help with any project you need. Our team has over 21 years of experience in the Colorado Springs area and we have the materials that are best suited to our specific climate. For a free quote, contact us today.