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Whether it breeds out of curiosity, a passion to try new things or a tighter budget, many homeowners will choose to take matters into their own hands when it comes to landscaping. While some catch on fast and do the job well, others suffer the consequences of their rookie landscaping mistakes.

If you’ve decided to handle some (or all) of your landscaping design this year on your own, don’t be guilty of the following errors:

#1 Too Boring!
If you’re new to landscaping and nervous about making a mistake, you may err on the side of caution and play it safe with your landscaping. However, if you’re making the effort and investment, try to do your research and implement some landscaping techniques that will add curb appeal to your home. Avoid the tendency to use boring and “too simple” designs. Instead, make the decision to “branch out” on your ideas.

#2 Too Crowded
For some, the opposite is true. If you get over-zealous when picking out your plants and trees, you may end up with an over-planted landscape, or one that looks too crowded. Not only will you spend more money than you need, but you’ll find that your landscape overgrowth will be difficult to manage as the year goes on. Be okay with empty spaces in your landscape and always account for future plant growth.

#3 Unsightly or Impractical Layout
This is challenging to overcome if you do not have a professional degree in landscaping design. However, the layout of your landscape and how it complements your home is important. The location of your plants, size of your flower beds and type of sod you choose should not only be practical but also aesthetically pleasing in terms of accenting your home’s style.

#4 Wrong Plant Placement
A very common mistake in rookie landscaping is planting the wrong types of plants for your yard. Just because you like the appearance of a plant or flower, doesn’t mean that it will thrive in your space. Pay attention to the plant’s needs in terms of sun exposure, soil quality and water amounts.

If you’d like to avoid landscaping errors altogether, consult our experts at Mobile Joe’s Landscaping. We can offer the level of guidance you need when designing and managing your Georgia landscape this year!

Posted on behalf of Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

Phone: (770) 360-5604


Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM

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Our Client Reviews

Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

4.7 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Bill O.

Joe Archer has built a great family business by treating his customer very well. They do a great job, are consistent, are reliable and are friendly. When we've had big family events, Joe takes as much pride in how our yard will look as we do...came by twice a week before a wedding to make sure things looked tops. Uses reel mowers, not rotary, to have the most even look. Use Mobile Joe!!!!

Michael DePadro

I have known Joe for over 10 years. In the past 10 years Joe has completed 3 large landscaping projects for us. My wife and I would never consider using anyone else as Joe does excellent work is dependable and is easily reached if you need to call him for anything. We can highly recommend Joe for any landscape design project or for excellent on going lawn care. Joe's team uses reel mowers so your lawn looks like a golf course fairway when his team is taking care of your lawn maintenance. I have recommended Joe to several friends who have used Joe for small landscape projects and for landscape projects that went into the six figure range. Everyone that I have referred to Joe has been very pleased with his work so give him a call if you are looking for a dependable landscaper.

David Borel

I was interviewing and getting proposals from landscaping companies for a full front yard renovation at my home. Joe by far seemed the most knowledgeable and experienced of the companies I spoke with - and the friendliest. He laid out different options to meet my budget. His prices were great as well. His team did a great job, showed up on time, and cleaned up where you could not even tell they were there - other than a complete beatiful new front yard landscape with stone walls, new plantings, grass, and trees. Looks awesome! Thanks Mobile Joe!

Mark French

Mobile Joe's Landscaping has taken care of all my landscaping needs for many years - and I highly recommend Joe and his team! Mobile Joe's has designed and implemented various landscape install projects as well as performed all the maintenance at each of the three homes I've owned in north Fulton beginning in the early 1990s. I have no doubt that Joe's expertise in both hardscape and softscape has added significant value to my properties and I'm extremely appreciative for all the attention to detail and great execution that Mobile Joe's Landscaping is known for here in the Roswell / Alpharetta area. These guys truly care about meeting and exceeding customer expectation!

Dona Owenby Ellis

Most fantastic Landscapers ever! Knows everything and can do anything! Very reliable, honest and hard working - great management and crews!

Ann Adcox Gazell

Mobile Joe exceeded our expectations and our vision. Love this man!! His team was so thorough. The attention to detail was phenomenal. Can't wait to hire him for another project.

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Mobile Joe’s Landscaping

12460 Crabapple Rd. Suite 202 - 407
Alpharetta, GA 30004

(770) 360-5604

Opening hours:

Mon. - Fri. 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM