I've come across clients that sometimes think it's better to get rid of all their existing plants and start the new garden with a clean slate. I say, not so fast. Certain older more mature shrubs and trees may just need a little cosmetic pruning, or may need to be relocated within the garden. As long as they're healthy I say let's give them a second chance. It not only costs you less money to have them removed and replaced, but older established shrubs and trees actually add value to your home - by as much as 10% - 20% or more. Read Article.
And, once all the new landscaping is in, your older plants will look fresh and new, but will give your garden a more established and mature look. Click here for the 10 basic steps to Sustainable Landscape Design