Landscape designing is the process of planning and documenting the elements and features of a landscape. It may be something simple such as a sketch with some notes defining what is to be done. You can do your own plan or you can hire a professional to do the job for you.
Why do you need a formal plan? Would you build a house or a garage without a plan? You would not build something without a plan if you want it done correctly. Even professional builders, craftsman and contractors use plans to insure that their projects are done correctly. They know that unless there is a documented plan, they will waste money on materials and labor and there will be mistakes made because there is no drawing to guide the workers. Doing it wrong is expensive.
If you would like to do your own landscape plan there are resources available to help you with the job. You can simply start with a piece of paper and do a sketch of what you would like. The best way to do this is to use a piece of graph paper and create a scale (example – each square equals 1 foot) so your drawing will be accurate. If you are good at drawing and enjoy this type of thing, then try it.
Use a landscape professional to create your one of a kind landscape design. If you would rather not spend your time drawing or learning to use computer software to develop your own plan, then contact a professional to help you. The advantage of using a landscape professional is they know what can and cannot be done. They know how to properly place landscape element, how to choose appropriate hardscape materials and plantings and how to insure proper drainage to avoid future problems and even the local ordinances and building codes that need to be followed. If you are doing a large or complex landscape project, this investment will pay for itself many times over.
The cost of a professional plan/design generally depends on the size and complexity of the project. It will also probably depend on whether you want just a plan you can use to do your own work or whether you also hire the company to install the landscape for you.
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