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This is article will give you tips on how to design your landscape by Landscaping Coach Russell Camp.
by Russell Camp · All Zones · Design · 0 Comments · August 17, 2010 · 4,544 views

Most folks know what they like, but don't know how to get there. They know how to identify a well-landscaped and well-maintained property but don't know the steps to take to achieve such on their own property. For example, people who may need some landscape coaching are those who have moved from a city apartment to a suburban home with an established garden, those who have just bought a weekend getaway and now have some acreage but don't have a clue, or those who have bought their first home and are looking at 10 shrubs across a front foundation wall and a dead, dying or already turned-to-dirt front lawn.

Maybe you're an aging gardener/baby-boomer, such as myself, who is looking to simplify? Maybe you're a younger urban professional who has limited time, but still want's an impressive garden you and your guests will enjoy? You still want to garden, but don't want it to take up so much of your time.

There's an excess of information out there, the Internet, catalogs, books and magazines. Often, these sources will hide information or secrets in an effort to sell you something. But I tell folks none of this is magic. I don't hold any secrets. Sure, you can hire me to design your landscape but, truth be known, I don't have the time to design everyone in the state of Georgia's landscape...and there are always those do-it-yourselfer's who would never hire me in the first place however are in need of accurate information before proceeding. My whole point in coaching people is giving them information and knowledge they can act on - whether to know more about landscaping and landscape maintenance before they hire a designer or contractor, or use the information to do the job their self. I'm happiest when spreading the good news about landscape gardening and talking with others about how fulfilling and rewarding an endeavor it can be in ones life.

If life coaches help folks to cultivate strategies to realize personal and professional goals, gardening coaches work similarly. I think we give folks a hand in setting realistic targets, helping them understand what is achievable and what is not. So many folks have pie-in-the-sky visions of what they can accomplish. I want to provide gardeners with practical information regarding the various aspects of landscape gardening and how they can plan and maintain a landscape that fits their budgets for time and money, their physical abilities, and their experience level. Simply put, I want to turn beginning gardeners into pros while providing cutting edge new techniques to more experienced gardeners. I want to help folks develop a skill set like learning how to prune, how to tackle things in bite-size chunks, and the small details that make the big difference in a landscape garden.

Russell Camp

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Russell Camp - Russell Camp has a degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Abraham Baldwin in Tifton, Georgia.

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