It is commonly known that a well designed landscape improves the esthetics and enhances the value of our homes. Curb appeal sets the tone for visitors and welcomes them in.
What is not so well known is that a good design does not attract attention to the landscape itself—its colors, features and details. A well designed landscape simply attracts. Its patios and walkways are appealing, the plants seem to embrace and define the space, and the structures and features of each area are just right. You want to go there.
It is a safe environment; seeming always to have been there and raising no questions; and as you are drawn into it you find, without hesitation, the place you knew was waiting for you.
To create such a place takes thorough planning and careful installation, and the guidance of an experienced designer can be critical to the success of the project. Selecting a reliable contractor is just as important. The teamwork and communication between you and the designer will help the project flow smoothly once construction begins.
A master plan will pull the project together with working drawings to show all the details of your landscape design. Establishing a budget and using a phase method is needed in most projects.
Homeowners agree that working with a professional landscape designer who understands their needs and personal style is a rewarding experience. The end result will be a place that you will look forward to enjoying and sharing for many years to come.
- Part 1: Garden Therapy
- Part 2: Design Process
- Part 3: Landscape Planning
- Part 4: The Practical Design
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