It’s a Jungle Out There

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It’s a Jungle Out There

Q: I hired a landscaper to plant my yard. It was beautiful for a year, but now I have a jungle. Why can’t I rely on “professionals” to do better than I can? A: I feel your pain, George. I have encountered this myself. This practice wastes a great deal of money. I suggest reading our feature “Planting for the Future” on page D34, in which Landscape Architect David Font recommends doing advance homework to educate yourself on what will or won’t be appropriate for your area, along with other tips for hiring professionals. Also, check out landscaping you like in your neighborhood to help identify plants that perform well in the same environment as yours.