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.


Page Topics:

  1. about landscaping
  2. getting started
  3. building spec sheet
  4. spec budgeting worksheet
Spec Plan Navigation
planT: interior design
planR: garage-pathways

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Spec Plan S: Landscaping

what you need to do —

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 Product Showcase for complete landscaping and gardening information and ideas:


view center: garden - landscaping design
view center: decks and patios
view center: garden furniture - grills
view center: pools - spas - ponds - fountains
view center: gardening / landscaping directory

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Getting Started

Step 1: develop the plan

  • take a completed draft of the spec sheet to your architect or planner, who will can customize a building plan or revise an existing plan that meets your specs.


Step 2: get required building permits


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

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Get Some Professional Help

Sample Landscaping
Use this quick search to find customer-rated landscape contractors.