Spec PlanS: Landscaping

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Spec Plan-S looks at the landscaping and other gardening needs. Points to consider are type of patio or deck, flower beds, irrigation systems, and any outside structures.

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spec planning: landscaping

Spec Plan S: Landscaping

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Probably the most fun part of home construction design.

  • Make your yard a showcase. Plan it accordingly by adding the right vegetation for your region and utilizing the sun where it crosses your property.
  • Picking the right trees and shrubs can save energy costs and provide wind protection.


Visit our Home Improvement modules for complete landscaping and gardening information and ideas:

landscaping information
yard n' garden photo notes
yard n' garden topics
landscaping gallery
yard n' garden shopping
view our directory for other information
garden - landscaping design
decks and patios
garden furniture - grills
pools - spas - ponds - fountains
gardening / landscaping directory

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spec planning: landscaping

Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the yard n' garden spec sheet to your architect or landscaper, who will can customize a landscaping plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.
  • use your spec sheet to bid the landscaper project out to contractors
    landscaping spec sheet


Step 2: get required building permits


Step 3: find pre-screened contractors and other service providers

find landscape and garden contractors

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Helpful Tools

Some helpful forms for making remodeling decisions:

home improvement guide
home remodeling checklist
remodeling specification sheet
contractor evaluation form