Landscape Architects and Designers work with clients to improve aesthetics, function, and value of their properties. We work with both residential and commercial properties. Collaboration with other professionals is a big part of our job and may include Architects, Engineers, Surveyors, Contractor’s and others.
When working with homeowners, LA’s and Designers usually start with a plan. Once complete, the plan may be a followed and installed by the homeowner (see DIY Assistance and Consulting) or it may be installed by a landscape professional.
In the same way that an Architect’s plan is vital in the success of a construction project, the same is true with landscape projects. The plan helps one think through the relation of spaces, circulation, design elements, drainage, aesthetics and project phasing.
A few things you may want to consider before getting started:
- What is my budget?
- When do I want to begin the work and/or when should the work be completed?
- Who will install or complete the work or project?