You don’t have a master plan
Before beginning landscaping, it is crucial to make a plan so that your garden does not turn out looking haphazard and jumbled. Divide your yard into three segments: public spaces such as your front yard and driveway, private spaces such as your patio and swimming pool, and utility spaces for things like sheds and garbage cans. Decide what should go where and do not stray from the plan as you landscape. These are secrets landscapers won’t tell you for free.
You don’t realize the importance of unity
You want the natural and unnatural elements of your property to exist cohesively. Combine plants and structural elements by planting shrubs near the house’s foundation to mask the base, or maybe letting a climbing plant grow beautifully up a porch post. Pick flower colors that accentuate that of your home. Additionally, mind the architecture of your home when planting your garden. An ultramodern home, for example, might look better with traditional, formal beds than an unruly, naturalistic garden.