What is landscape design?

Industry Observer with RenovationFind

Landscape design is considered both an art and a trade. Landscape designers can create a functional, flowing landscape design for your yard that combines all aspects of the physical property and the plants within it. Not only will they create a design that is aesthetically pleasing, it will also encompass all the components of your dream landscape including sitting or dining areas, trees and shrubs, flower beds, structures, water features, walkways and more.

The best landscapers in Calgary will offer landscape design services for your outdoor living spaces. They will visit your property to analyze your space, discuss your ideas and dreams for the landscape and create a professional design that will meet all your needs.

Benefits of landscape design.

The biggest mistake homeowners make when attempting to DIY their landscaping is not having a well-laid plan. Working on one area of the yard at a time, or not seeing the big picture, can make your yard seem disjointed and not make best use of the space. Without a plan, you’re more likely to make mistakes and when it comes to home improvement projects, these mistakes can be costly.

Not only will a professionally designed landscape increase your own personal enjoyment of the home, it will also make the best use of every square foot of usable space in your yard. Detailed planning and professional installation will ensure you’re getting the most out of your yard and that it is adding value to your home. Find inspiration with these landscape design ideas.

Working with a landscape designer.

You might not have the entire picture in your head, but you will have some ideas of what you want for your outdoor space. Bring these ideas to the landscape designer. They can be pictures from magazines, a pin board you’ve created on Pinterest or examples of yards in your own neighbourhood. Tell the designer what you like and what you don’t like.

Inform the landscape designer what your budget is at the very beginning. This will help them choose materials and landscaping components and create a realistic plan for your budget.

They will create a design plan for your yard and most landscape designers can show you a visual or graphic plan, so you can see what your yard will look like before they go ahead with the work. Make sure you clearly communicate any changes or suggestions you might have based on that plan before they begin.

Then construction of your new yard starts! The landscape company will work with you throughout the process, so you understand everything that is happening in your yard. When it is complete, they will do a walk through with you to ensure you are satisfied.

Want to learn more? Read more articles about landscapers.


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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

These look really nice when kept up.  Unkept it is better not to even start

Apr 14, 2018 01:52 PM #1
Golden1 Agents
San Mateo, CA

Thanks for sharing!

Apr 14, 2018 07:10 PM #2
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Thanks for sharing all this information about landscape design.  Getting a good flow and balanced design can really enhance a home.

Apr 14, 2018 10:00 PM #3
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