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How To Plant a Brilliant Border

Learn how to pick the right plants for a colorful border that is eye-catching and easy to maintain.

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  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy to Moderate

Landscape borders come in all forms and color palettes. With these four projects, discover how easy it is to plan and plant a border of your own, with flowering shrubs, foliage plants and accent flowers. Learn how the right landscaping can increase your home's value at HGTV's FrontDoor.com.

Prepare and plant a color border that is easy on the eye and easy to maintain:

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    Under Half Day

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    $50 - $100

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    Easy to Moderate

How To Prepare a Space for a Shrub Border

Learn how to choose shrubs that are right for your yard, creating cascading waves of color that will last from season to season.

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    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How To Arrange Flowering Shrubs

Learn about the best way to plant shrubs for a lovely front yard.

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    Under Half Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How To Add Medium-Height Shrubs

With the tall shrubs in place, now it's time to add some medium-height shrubs.

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    2 hours

  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Easy/Moderate

    Easy

How To Plant Daylilies and Mulch

With the planted border complete, set off its beauty with a few pots of daylilies and a layer of mulch.

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