Working with a Landscape Designer



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Tips for your initial consultation…

The majority of landscape designers do what they do because of an attraction to the natural world, and a desire to construct beauty from a palette that is truly ever-changing. We are faced with new challenges and opportunities in each design we do, and while most of us are at heart ‘plant people’, ours is a multidisciplinary profession that requires an intimate knowledge of a wide variety of building trades. The development of your design will require a site inventory and analysis, drafting of design documents, the coordination of multiple ‘in-house’ work crews, and may also include a variety of specialist subcontractors.

Ultimately the goal is beauty- We want you to feel pride in your landscape, and for you to feel more connected with your environment. We want you to enjoy that sense of discovery offered by watching your garden move through its annual rhythms, and we want to draw you out into your garden by creating inviting spaces in which you can entertain your friends, play with your kids, or simply relax and ‘check-out’ for a while.

For this to happen however, your designer needs feedback from you…

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Saving money with your landscape



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Contractors will often suggest that the improvements made to your landscape represent an investment in your home, and this is true- according to an ANLA study, you should be able to recoup at least 100-200% of your investment when you sell your property, assuming the landscaping is well done. Real estate appraisers concur, and note that in addition to the improvement in home value- a good landscape makes a home much easier to sell.

Did you know however, that a well-designed landscape can also save you money?

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