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Why Hire a Landscape Architect

Landscape Architect, Landscape Design, Landscaping, 3D Architecture Rendering, Irrigation Design, Boise Idaho

If you have never worked with a landscape architect before you likely have questions like “Why should I hire a landscape architect?”

Here are some reasons you might consider hiring a Landscape Architect:

  1. Money. Landscape projects involve more than just planing trees and shrubs. Irrigation, grading, drainage, hardscape materials, outdoor kitchens, water features, fire pits etc. are all parts of a landscape project and add to the total cost. Your Landscape Architect can help you develop a realistic budget for your project based on your goals and desires. A Landscape Architect will help you decide on what’s affordable or design to your budget.
  2. It’s all about you. Working with a Landscape Architect will ensure your goals and desires for your landscape are addressed. The project (your home) is yours, not the Landscape Architects’s and not the landscape contractor’s. A Landscape Architect will listen and work with you to identify what’s important, what you need and what you’re hoping to accomplish. Through good design your Landscape Architect will work to make sure your want and desires are addressed and included in your design.
  3. Money. Hiring a landscape architect is one of the best investments for your home, adding as much as 15 percent to its value over comparable houses. A landscape architect is well equipped to design an outdoor living space that will not only add value, but also extend your living space while allowing you to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Arbors, installed seating, fountains, fire pits/fireplaces, patios, and even outdoor kitchens can create a space that is both inviting and environmentally sustainable. Research from Virginia Tech shows that landscapes literally grow in value over time, while traditional home additions or remodels start to lose value the minute the dust settles. (Via the American Society of Landscape Architects)
  4. Planning. A big advantage of hiring landscape architects is that they’re trained to think about landscapes as systems. They will assess your property’s problem areas as well as possibilities and create a solid plan that addresses both the big picture and exact details of how your landscape will look. They will also help you select the perfect materials, styles, textures, and colors for your landscape project. A landscape architect will handle all the details, saving you time and stress. (Via the American Society of Landscape Architects)
  5. Expertise. Landscape architects offer expertise from start to finish. Through formal education and state licensure you can be sure your landscape architect is well-qualified. Landscape architects will remain involved with the construction and follow-through.
  6. Money. Having a plan makes executing a plan possible. A well-thought-out design based on a construction budget prepared by a Landscape Architect helps ensure your project stays within budget during construction. Without a plan all bets are off. Trying to build a landscape project without a plan is like trying to cross an unknown continent without a map; you’re running blind.

Interested in discussing a landscape plan? Give us a shout anytime. We’d love to hear from you.