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Home Step 1: Stop and Smell the Roses
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Now, you probably want to get going on your project and telling you to stop when you haven’t started yet may be asking a lot.

But this step will save you time, money and frustration in the long run.

You see, creating a landscape that you’re going to love and enjoy forever isn’t like driving on the freeway.

With garden making, as with life itself, you need to be flexible enough to seize the unexpected opportunities that come along.

Have you ever tried being flexible when you’re tense?

It doesn’t work, does it?

Creating the ideal home garden is a process to be enjoyed. So, relax, the best ones evolve over time.

If you want to have your landscape completed in time for that big party you’re planning to throw in a couple of months, what you’ll end up with may be lovely, but it won’t be paradise.

When we first started our landscape architecture firm, we would design gardens for clients under those party-deadline conditions and found that after a couple of years …

… they were calling us back to make expensive changes because they were no longer happy with the quick and pressured decisions they had made.

We’ll skip the boring discussion on how we’ve all become used to instant gratification. Let’s go on to the fun part. Next we’ll help you...

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