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What to Ask a Prospective Designer

What is the education of the landscape professional?

A landscape architect has a college degree with education covering engineering as well as horticulture.  They are best utilized on difficult sites that need tall retaining walls, specialized hardscapes and major water control issues.

A landscape designer may have a collage degree,  be more familiar with plant materials and be able to handle hardscapes encompassing low retaining walls, conceptual ideas for patios, walkways, gazebos and bed layouts.

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How long has the designer been designing in the area where you live?

The longer a person has been gardening in an area, the better versed they will be with which plants are best adapted to the area.

What is their service fee and how is it charged?

Is the design fee based on an hourly charge or by square footage? If hourly, what is the rough estimate of the time it will take to complete?

Ask for references

Past clients who are willing to talk to you, or gardens that can be viewed are helpful. Remember that maintenance of a garden has a lot to do with how it continues to look, so a great design which is not well cared for may not give the best impression.

Take a look at the photos shared by a satisfied customer of their newly planted landscape.

What to Know Before You Talk with a Designer

Your final
plan will reflect what you have shared with your designer about how you live and what you want.

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