I have been receiving lots of post cards and mailings, as well as, emails, offering deals on landscape design, calling a professional, and lots of deals for work around the home and landscape. Be careful, are these designs and services going to provide you with an exceptional original design – $50 or $100 for a landscape design.
For someone like me, who takes pride in working closely with a client over a period of time, I find planning is important. Hiring a landscape professional will help you to plan and execute a design that will contribute to the overall curb appeal of your home. After all, it is the first thing you see.
Analyzing the space and creating a plan that fits your vision, desires, budget, and site conditions, as well as, the overall architecture of you home and setting is all a part of the big picture …. A good professional designer communicates with you to determine the scope of the project and all aspects of the process of the design and its completion. This can include the plan itself, the layout, the style, the materials including plants and hardscape like walls and walks, plants, installation, and maintenance.
Commuinication between landscape desinger and you the client is important. After all, it is ultimately your landscape and it should be what you desire. Do not be afraid to express your opionions, concerns, and suggestions of what you are looking for.