The key to a successful landscape boils down to putting the right plant in the right place.
What I mean by this is that if there's a spot in your yard that's in deep shade and damp to wet for days after a heavy rain, then use plants that thrive in these conditions - of which there are actually quite a few!
Likewise, if there's a spot near your front door that's only four feet tall, four feet wide, and four feet deep, then fill it with a plant that only gets that big - don't plant an evergreen juniper or yew that can grow ten feet tall and ten feet wide!
The problem is knowing which plants are best suited for the conditions you have in your landscape, right? Well, click on the links at right and I'll do my best to help you sort things out!