Before we begin, we must come to a common ground in answering what is Landscaping?
Landscaping is an art of purposefully changing the natural features that exist out-of-doors, with the intention of making the environment more attractive and functional.
In other words, landscaping is creative art involving of living sculpture, works of art that change with the seasons and grows with the years. It's not simply an outdoor activity just involving plants, trees, and shrubs.
Thus it's obvious that landscaping is not a simple and easy task and at the same time one must not overlook the fact that a good landscape also increases the value of your property.
There is a lot of information you need to know if you want your home's landscaping to last long, be attractive, and at the same time to serve the purpose.
If not done right, one good rain storm could wash away all your hard work.
If landscaping is not done properly; you could end up with some serious consequences and end up costing you hundreds of dollars.
Therefore it's advisable to hire an experienced professional landscape designer who can very well understand your needs, your wants, and all the techniques which can help you avoid these kinds of situations.
Landscapes are made from various living and non-living materials.
Most people are familiar with the characteristics of construction materials like wood, stone, concrete, brick, and other substances and can confidently select one or the other based on appearance, suitability, and cost. However, they may not know where to shop for these and how to shop for these. A Landscape Designer can be of incredible use here.
Also, because of the diversity of available plants, some people feel less confident and have no clue about choosing the correct ones that suite their landscape needs. Again, a landscape artist can help you with this.
To get the most out of your garden, you need to research the type of plants you would like for your garden.
You also need to plant flowers in accordance to their height and spread.
Some plants grow taller than others and so they need to be planted accordingly. Also some plants flower all summer long, some only in spring, some in fall. So, before planting, you need to decide where to plant so that it can keep your garden look more exciting and colorful.
A professional landscape designer will know how to create a yard that performs well in your local climate with minimal upkeep and maintenance costs. Also one have to keep in mind that solid, nonliving surfaces require good drainage: some, like untextured concrete, can be slippery when wet.
Landscape designers do a lot more than just figure out where to plant flowers or what kind. They can design patios, fountains, pools, rock gardens, and other landscape installations that work well with one another including lighting and pools. Landscape designers are experts in exterior decorating, horticulture, and basic architectural design.
Therefore it's wise to spend a little more money by hiring professional landscape designer rather than doing by yourself and ending up spending more in the end.
Landscaping isn't just a weekend or do-it-yourself job anymore because it's scope has broadened over the years-a lot.
A true professional designer knows the latest styles and stays current with landscaping trends and can bridge your needs and wants.
In addition, they can install the latest equipments like good drainage and irrigation system to make your garden water wise and eco-friendly.
Another benefit that comes from a professional landscaper is that you get a chance to see the finished project in advance - the 3D Image. The ability to see the landscaper's vision in advance is invaluable and allows you to review, accept, or change the features that are being planned. However, not every designer provides the 3D image layout only true professional use this expensive and complicated technique so that they can serve their clients better.
Roxanne Kim-Perez, is an award winning landscape designer providing affordable landscape designs for San Diego homeowners. Her creative, energy efficient and low maintenance designs has improved the values of numerous homes by thousands of dollars. For all your current or future landscape design needs please contact us