3 Tips For Choosing A Great Landscape Designer

31 December 2015
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If you want to be able to look at your yard every day and be proud or even awed by its appearance, it is time to choose a landscape designer. It is important to remember that this type of expert will usually have knowledge and experience working with specific plans and climates, so choosing the right person or company is often more challenging than you might think. The next three pieces of advice are essential for helping you meet your landscaping goals. 

#1-Establish Your Current And Future Budget

Although your budget is often one of the most important aspects of choosing landscaping designers, it is easy to overlook some aspects of it. For instance, when discussing the financial information with a prospective landscaping expert, you should be clear as to whether there is any wiggle room in the budget for last-minute changes or adjustments.

In addition, it will also be a good idea to get everything in writing and to be very specific as to whether your budget is monthly, weekly, biweekly and that it includes all materials and services.  

#2-Consider The Amount Of  Maintenance That Your Yard Will Need In The Future 

Once you have determined the budget, it is easier to establish future maintenance. If your budget is a little tight, it is a good idea at this point to ask for landscaping additions that do not require extensive maintenance to maintain their appeal. Common examples include hanging ivy plants, slow growing plants, and other easy to maintain foliage.

As part of that, your landscaping expert will let you know the types of foliage that do well in your climate and throughout the different seasons. Remember, if you can work on it yourself, you can save money. And since you probably expect to have the yard for a long time, it could easily be a lot of savings.   

#3-Determine Whether You Want The Focus To Be On Vegetation Or Building Materials

 In order to really enjoy your new and improved yard, it will be helpful to incorporate your own preferences. As a result, you will need to decide if the yard that you envision has an emphasis on natural growth, like a flower or vegetable garden or man-made aspects, like gazebos and swings. You will also need to know if you are doing one area or all of the yard.

Alternatively, you can use both and have touches of new growth as a theme throughout yard to highlight the man-made aspects. Many people choose to bisect their yards, allowing for additional use. That is frequently a good choice for families with young children or dogs, as you can use additions to the yard as clear boundaries between the areas.     

In conclusion, choosing the right landscape designer is very important when you have specific goals or plans for your yard. By following the above tips, you will find that it is easier than you think.