There are many reasons for hiring a professional landscape designer. Among the top reasons to hire a landscape designer in Marietta are to avoid common mistakes and get the look you want at the best possible price. From budgeting and installation scheduling we can help you to create a design that fits your property and lifestyle. Let us work with you on landscape design budgeting, plant and flower selection, and planning for landscape maintenance service.
The first steps in landscape design are to assess the property, define the look that you want and understand how it fits into your lifestyle. Every property has its own unique opportunities and challenges. Every landscape design must meet the unique lifestyle needs of the client. From a quiet oasis or beautiful flower graden to poolside landscaping for entertaining company we can work with you to create your perfect landscape design.
Landscape design budgeting can be a daunting task. The temptation is to invest in only plants and flowers; however there is much more to having a good landscape design. Site preparation, hardscaping, plant and flower selection, installation scheduling, project management and maintenance costs are all important elements to consider. Our job is to develop a line item budget that is affordable, realistic and comprehensive.
Every landscape design plan needs to address the needs for project management. When it's time to begin the installation you need to know how long it will take to get your landscaping materials, how to schedule each phase of the process and what to expect in terms of time frames. Additionally your landscape design project management plan may need to include obtaining permits for general construction, electrical or plumbing work.
Some of the best landscape designs include strong focal points such as arbors, gazebos, waterfalls, retaining walls and similar elements. Utilizing these features in your landscape design requires thought on how it works into the overall design as well as construction and maintenance costs. Our knowledge and experience allows us to offer ideas to achieve the desired objective and keep costs as low as possible.
Softscaping, or the selection of plants and flowers, is perhaps the most important part of the landscape design process. It is imperative to create a landscape design that considers for each selection the mature height and size, blooming season, soil requirements, water and fertilization needs and more. Plants have different tolerences for sun or shade, dry or moist soil, heat and cold, and more.
A landscape design is not complete unless it addresses the ongoing maintenance needs to maintain the beauty and balance. Crepe Myrtles and roses need annual pruning, tulips require annual planting of new bulbs, Iris rhizomes require periodic separation and Azaleas need pine straw to preserve soil moisture. You need to know what is required, what you can do and what tasks need professional attention.