3 Reasons to Hire a Professional Landscape Designer

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If you’re looking for a sign to work with a landscape firm and have a trained expert design your garden, here’s yours. Designing landscapes might be more complex than you’d expect ­— with careful consideration going into all aspects from garden bed layouts to irrigation and drainage concerns. Sure, popping a few plants and shrubs into the ground could spruce up your outdoor space, but landscape design is so much more than that — and here’s why working with a landscape designer is the best route to go.

Landscape Design Has Many Layers

From idea generation to site analysis to construction planning and installation, the moving parts of landscape projects will all be handled by a company. Take the first on the list: ideas. Landscape architects bring suggestions and create a concept for your garden. More than just plant placement, they consider the many functions of a garden and design the layout to your specific needs. After a site analysis and construction planning, they confirm the design can be executed as planned — and sustainable.

Creating a Landscape Budget

It can be hard to put a number on landscaping services, not to mention any construction aspects that the plan entails, like pools or other hardscapes. Working with a landscape architect will put things like cost and timeline into perspective and help guide you to determine an appropriate project scope. Everything you’d like not going to fall in line with your budget? Landscape designers can refine their plans to work in your budget and still achieve the look and feel you’re aiming for.

Landscape Project Management is Part of Turnkey Services

One of the biggest benefits of working with a professional landscape designer is them handling the design/build process. Most of the time, a landscape firm will liaise with the contractors necessary for executing the plan — think builders for erecting a pergola or fence and a pool company to excavate and construct a dream place for you to dip in. Having a single contact managing the project ensures all contractors are lined up and ready to play their part and keep your project on schedule. That also means they’ll address any issues that arise to ensure your completely satisfied.

Our licensed landscape architects work closely with each client to understand their goals and help them realize their vision. Learn more about our design-build services and get in touch to start your landscape project.