The customer is always right, right? Well, maybe not, according to's Jennifer Geddes, who has put together a list of the most common design errors made by amateur landscapers. Here's a quick list of problematic landscaping decisions that homeowners (and clients) should avoid:

1. Geometric landscaping
2. Same cheap trees
3. Too-bright lighting
4. Brightly-colored mulch
5. Splashy water features
6. Excessive landscaping
7. Gigantic lawns

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