You have a vision for your yard – a relaxing garden, enchanting get-away, children’s playground or an entertainment area for guests, but completing the project seems overwhelming. That’s why many homeowners choose to use a professional residential landscape designer. Their expertise is invaluable in helping clients choose the right plants, fix problem areas, determine which materials and features will produce the desired look and feel a client wants, and help them stay within budget.
However, before choosing a residential landscape designer, homeowners will want to give careful thought how they want to use the area. Mansell Landscape suggests homeowners take the following steps:
1 –Identify what purposes the landscape must achieve. For example, will the yard be used primarily for entertainment purposes, a play area for children and/or pets, aesthetic pleasure, or gardening?
2. Decide the theme and style. Homeowners should ask themselves if they prefer a casual or formal look; materials such as brick or stone; open or enclosed spaces; a classic English garden or a modern look.
3. Consider the time frame as well as your budget. A professional landscape designer will work closely with their clients, listening to their needs and wants and work within a client’s budget to help them see their dreams come true.
4. What features are desired? Many options are available including a pool, spa, patio, outdoor kitchen and/or fireplace, pond, water features, and/or outdoor lighting. Consider which features are the most important and will fit into your budget.
5. Finally, choose the right residential landscaper . One of the best ways to select one is through recommendations from former clients. Ask for referrals. Be sure the company is licensed and fully insured.
Mansell Landscape offers a variety landscape and horticulture services. From consultation to installation, we strive to give our customers a landscape where quality matters not quantity. Contact us for more information on our residential landscape management services.