When you renovate or build a home, you would never start building without having an architect’s design to follow. The same rule should apply to your yard. Employing a landscape architect will ensure that your vision for your outdoor space will come to life. But, it’s also a lot more than just that.
So what exactly does landscape architecture and design involve? Specifically, it is the process of researching, planning and designing all of the artistic and technical elements that will go into your yard. It’s the ability to foresee potential issues and plan accordingly. In short, it’s having a holistic design/build approach to your outdoor areas.
Landscape architects and designers are trained to see what you cannot and design, plan and install accordingly so you have longevity in your greenery and a hassle free, issue free yard and outdoor living area.
Here are some other benefits of the design/build process.
- The potential costs and options are laid out ahead of time.
Landscape architects and designers are trained to think of landscapes as systems. They take into account your yard’s possibilities and problems to create a plan that addresses both. They will help you choose the right styles, materials, textures and colors to bring your project to life. However, they will also provide several options for each to make sure the design fits within your budget.
- Landscape architects and designers can help you plan out the design over time.
They work with clients to implement their design over time (in phases) – whether that’s a few weeks, months or even years. Planning in advance for various phases allows for well thought out direction and is more efficient in every way. If needed, they also make sure the design can change with a client’s needs – such as a growing family.
- They save you time and stress.
Having a detailed plan helps to eliminate surprises and unexpected costs. The landscape architect is in charge of all the details involved in the design – which reduces stress for the client.
- These experts offer guidance from start to finish.
Your landscape architect or designer will follow your project through the construction phase and on to completion offering advice and expertise every step of the way.
- You will have a design and finished product that you will love!
Landscape architects and designers will create a space that will not only be beautiful and functional, but will integrate with every aspect of your yard and house. They will also make sure it complies with local rules and regulations. In the end, you’ll get a space that fits you and your family perfectly, integrates seamless with your house – while adding tremendous value to your home.
Etowah Group is proud to offer professional landscape design services to our clients. Our Design Division is comprised of our Senior Landscape Designer, Melda Duckworth, as well as two junior landscape designers/architects-in-training. The prices for landscape design services range from $120-$180 an hour. If you would like to learn more, please give us a call at (678) 354-0757.