WHY HIRE A LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT?
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) there are many reasons for hiring a landscape architect. Some noteworthy examples are listed below:
- We add value to our client's homes.
- We have a plan. We are trained to think about landscapes as "systems or spaces." We address your property’s problem areas, as well as, possibilities and then create a solid plan that considers both the "big" picture and exact details of how your landscape will look. We also consider and help our clients select the perfect materials, styles, textures, and colors for their project. Lastly, we can act as a liaison between the contractor doing the installation and handle all the construction details- thus, saving you time and stress.
- We integrate low maintenance into our designs.
- We understand plants- how to place them in the landscape , how they improve the design and how they interact and complement with pollinators, natives and other species.
- Our designs help save owners money. It's a simple as placing the right tree in the right place. Understanding this and how they relate to the the site correlates to the bottom line.
- We offer low maintenance and permeable paving solutions when necessary to reduce runoff and erosion problems.
- We offer professional expertise from beginning to end. All good plans start with a great foundation. Landscape Architects help build those plans from the ground up.
- We represent the client and help each reach their goals.
- We don't represent any specific product. This helps us keep an open-mind during the design and allows us to consider a variety of solutions, thus saving our clients money.
- As professionals, we are Board certified and carry insurance. Landscape designers don't and typically have no licensing requirements.
- In addition, we provide alternative designs to otherwise traditional site development solutions.
Did you know...
According to a survey conducted in 2018, 808 participants indicated the demand was high for residential landscapes with sustainability and active living elements (e.g. fire pits, outdoor living and dining spaces, outdoor kitchens, and pools).
- Of the top ten project types expected, 83.3% had a demand for native plants with 80% being low-maintenance and flexible-use spaces.
- 66% of the respondents, wanted outdoor spaces complete with outdoor seating, dining and integrated fireplaces and/or fire pit uses.