Your home’s landscaping makes up a central part of its character. Its personality. Costs for landscaping will hinge on the extent of your ambitions. Are you moving into a new home, working with a blank slate? Are you moving into an existing home and want the landscaping to reflect your style? Or are you revamping your own yards? Regardless of the starting point, start with the big questions before you even start thinking about designs: What do you want out of your landscape? Do you want to create more privacy and security? Do you want a landscape that requires little water or maintenance or do you want flower or vegetable beds that will keep your hands covered with dirt all spring, summer and fall?
Landscaping can be as simple as having a small lawn with a few flower beds or as complicated as intricate rolling hills and pathways, with carefully chosen plants and trees. They could include patios, water features, and fire elements. This is an area that makes sense to find a landscape designer that can give you quotes on different projects.
First, set a budget! This is the key to getting the right design for you.
Second, I love to tell clients to look at pictures so they can get a good visual. I highly recommend using the website Houzz. Houzz is a web site and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. The Houzz platform and mobile apps feature photos, articles, product recommendations, and a user forum. You can look through thousands of photos and save them to an idea book and give this to your designer when you meet to go over your design.