Before you begin your project, you should make sure that you have a list of the things you need to complete your project so that you are not running back and forth to home improvement stores. The worst thing is to have to stop your project in the middle because you are short on mulch or missing a critical tool. When you are planning your landscaping projects, be certain to leave room for plants to grow. While a small tree might look amazing next to a house, you have to consider the growth of its roots towards your foundation or it’s canopy into your eavestroughs. Consider maturation before you plant anything to ensure proper balance in your landscaping. Plants are not the only thing to landscaping. When designing your own landscape, it’s easy to focus exclusively on the plants you hope to grow. However, remember accent pieces which are non living like gnomes and other accessories. Artfully arranged pottery, trellises, arbors or even boulders can help to pull the eye through your landscape, even during the winter when your plants aren’t blooming.