Working With a Landscape Designer for Your Home's Landscape

Posted on: 9 March 2022

If you're ready to have your yard landscaped, so you can finally have your dream yard, then you can start by learning some about landscaping. You can start by educating yourself a bit on landscape designers, so you know the role they will play in the process. Keep reading for more information you should know.

The role of the landscape designer

One thing you want to realize is landscape architects generally deal with larger projects, such as landscaping for commercial spaces and even for the city. However, landscape designers generally tend to the landscaping needs of residential properties. This is why this article will discuss landscape designers only.

The landscape designer will help to design and plan your landscape with your input. They will also oversee the entire project from start to finish. This includes listening to your needs and using the information to come up with a design, discussing the design with you and making any changes you want, purchasing the supplies, and supervising the work as the landscape gets completed. 

The role you should take in the landscape process

It's true, you don't want to get in the way of the work being done by micromanaging when the landscape designer is already there to oversee the project. However, this doesn't mean there aren't some very important things you can do to help with the process. Some of these things include: 

Be clear on your budget - There should be no guesswork when it comes to knowing what your budget is. You don't want to get to a point in the process where you suddenly realize you're running low and everything will have to change. You should know exactly what your budget is when you meet with the landscape designer and let them know where it stands.

Have an idea of what you want - You aren't expected to know exactly what you want, that is a big part of what landscape designers are for. They know what techniques, materials, and styles are out there, and they know how to be very creative with their own ideas. But, you should have a good idea of what it is you want. 

One example of the basic information someone can give the landscape designer is that they want a Japanese garden landscape. With this knowledge, the landscape designer will know to get our thoughts on things like a Koi pond, various appropriate plants, cherry blossoms, sitting areas, and possible focal points like quaint bridges and even a small tea house. With this information, the landscape designer would get started on putting something together for approval.

For help designing a landscape or to simply learn more, contact a company such as Estate Landscape