When it comes to adding planned value to your home, creating
a beautiful landscape has become almost as important as renovating a
bathroom or kitchen. The most lovely and intricate landscapes requires
the services of a professional designer called a landscape architect.
Landscape architects have undergone extensive training and are well
versed in the way the land works, the restrictions of local building
codes, and the art of creating outdoor living spaces. They also have
extensive knowledge of the construction process and can manage a project
When searching for a good landscape architect, the first step is to
obtain some ideas to formulate what you want to aim for. Look around
your neighborhood for any landscape designs that you like. Ask the homeowners
which landscape architect they used and how satisfied they were with
the service. Your neighbors will be able to steer you towards landscape
architects who have experience in the community and have demonstrated
their professional quality. This will give you a good starting point.
A good landscape architect will have a great deal of knowledge
about botany and will be able to advise you of what plants would grow
well in your landscape design. They will also be able to advise you
about the pros and cons of adding hardscape features, such as stone
patios, to your landscape design. They will be able to spot potential
problems and tell the homeowner how the landscape will change over time
as the trees, shrubs, and plants grow. They should also be able to advise
the homeowner on which types of pest control they will need, the proper
way to care for their new landscape, and how to take care of disease
Many reputable landscape architecture companies have detailed websites
outlining their services and providing information on how to obtain
a quote. These websites will include the company’s experience, any relevant
certifications held, and membership in any professional organizations.
Because each job is different and needs to be quoted, service pricing
is typically not available on these websites. It is recommended that
the homeowner obtain pricing from several different landscape architects
to determine which has the better pricing.
It might not seem like an obvious criterion, but even though the subject
matter involves working with dirt, take care to notice the appearance
of the landscape architect and the people who work for the company.
Individuals who do not pay attention to their demeanor or dress will
certainly not be paying attention to what they are doing to your lawn
and you will end up with a substandard product. The landscape architect
should be on time for all appointments and all telephone inquiries should
be responded to within a reasonable period of time. Individuals with
lax professionalism are not representing their company well and may
not be your best choice.
This article was provided by Automated Homefinder — Denver
real estate company.