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Houzz provides tips on when to save and when to splurge in your garden.  Photo courtesy of Lauren Dunec Design, Houzz
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Some plants take more water, fertilizer, and care to look good — this can lead to higher long-term costs. Photo courtesy of Feldman Architecture, Inc., Houzz
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In general, hardscape areas like pathways and patios are much more expensive than planted areas.  Photo courtesy of Samuel H. Williamson Associates, Houzz
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In small areas where hardscape is the focal point of a design, it can be worth it to go for your top choice of material.   Photo courtesy of June Scott Design, Houzz
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Before you begin, consider how much of your budget you’re willing to put toward maintenance. Photo courtesy of Growsgreen Landscape Design, Houzz
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Leave sections wild or planted with natives that thrive with little care. Photo courtesy of June Scott Design, Houzz