Landscape Design should capture your thoughts, ideas, and dreams on paper in order to visually represent your outdoor living space. By doing so, and engaging a professional landscape designer can help to avoid costly mistakes, phase your project, properly scale your property for correct estimating, and reduce confusion between the client and contractor relationship. You may be asking yourself, "Is landscape design worth paying for? Why pay for it when other companies offer it for free?" Here's some insight on the topic.
Landscape Design should not only be beautiful to the eye and captivate the heart, but also practical by determining several factors. We take landscape design very serious which is why we go through a process to help ensure that everything has been thought through thoroughly. A well executed landscape design will help to ensure a great return on investment. Many studies show that thoughtfully developed landscapes and outdoor living spaces can increase the value of a home up to 20-30%.
Follow our process below to ensure you have taken the time to properly design your landscape in order for it to improve in value as the landscape matures.
2-Dimentional Landscape Design
The best landscaping projects start with the end in mind - a plan that brings together possibilities in a way that beautifully coordinates form and function. Southern Exposure can evaluate your space and design an attractive, durable plan that fits your budget. A 2D Landscape Design will give you a bird's eye view of your overall plan.
3-Dimensional Landscape Design
Our landscape designers and architect are utilizing 3D technology to provide you with the most realistic view of the design plan and allows you to “walk” through your new space. View some of our 3D Designs here in our 3D Landscape Design Gallery. In addition to a 3D walk thru, the designer can provide traditional blue-prints as well. Every outdoor space is unique so it's important to hire someone with the expertise and experience to not only create a truly beautiful space but also understands the installation process that makes the plan a reality. Our designers and architects will guide you in your selection of trees, shrubs, and flowers according to your properties specific terrain and lighting. Patios, walkways, driveways, firepits, fireplaces, pergolas, retaining walls and stone work (otherwise known as hardscapes) are all elements that can be incorporated in the landscape design.
If you have questions...
We are delighted to offer this service to answer any questions (phone or e-mail) that you may have about our landscape design process or steps. If you need assistance, give us a call or email.