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Tips on Hiring a Great Landscape Architect for Your Garden and Budget

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Going through a garden remodel can be tough. There's the noise, a ton of debris on your lawn and people in and out of your property. One way to survive the mayhem, though, is to find a competent landscape architect to help you. With someone to take over the design, you have someone to make your dream remodel a reality, sans the stress of having to worry about every tiny detail. Take a look at the following questions to help you choose the right one:

What can I do with my garden?

If you have no particular design in mind and open to suggestions, ask a couple of the architects with suggestions on what they think is possible with that space. An experienced landscape architect will take the time to get to know what you want before s/he offers you a number of options. So be wary about those who come to your property, take one look at your yard and offer a bevy of choices without even asking you about what you want.

How do you work?

Does the architect have his own team or will he need to hire temporary contractors? This can affect the quality of the work, though. It might be better if you go with someone who already has a team at hand.

How long will it take?

You wouldn't want to leave with all the noise forever, no matter how competent you are at stress management. So get a timeline. If you want the work done before a specific deadline, though, you'll need to work it out with the landscape team and architect to make sure the deadline is realistic and doable.

How much will it cost?

You need to know if you have enough in your budget. So ask your landscape team to provide you with sure rates since this will prove handy in helping you figure out where to cut down on costs.

How can I lower the costs?

Take on some of the prep work yourself. Clear the lawn of any debris or eliminate the weeds or take the trash out. Getting rid of the clutter should be easy enough on your own. This would give the landscape team less prep work to worry about so they can start sooner. If you want to save up on some of the costs, this is a good way to do it.

So get in touch with an architect to help you design your dream garden. For more information about that, contact us at Villani Landshapers today.


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