If you are looking to make the outside of your home look nice, you are going to want to call a professional landscaper.
You need to take the time to meet with the landscaper. The designers are more than just plants and pavement. You need to talk to them about what you are looking for, and they need to help you develop a design you will love. This will be the first thing people see when they pull up to your home, so the plan is fundamental.
There are some questions you should ask the landscaper before you hire them:
How will you landscape be used?
A great design is nice, but it has to be functional as well. They need to know how you are going to use your yard and who else will be using it. This will make a big difference in the design.
If you like to host big parties that you want a feature such as a large patio.
You may also want a fire pit or an outdoor cooking area.
You want your lawn to be functional and beautiful as well.
What do you dislike about your current landscaping?
You should walk around the yard with the landscaper and talk about the things you already like about your yard and some of the things you do not like. They may be able to use some of your existing plants in a new and creative way.
You need to speak with the landscape especially if you have not worked with one before. Having a negative experience can make a person cautious of working with a new landscaper. Landscapers will want to avoid things that clients do not like.
Can We Tour the Neighborhood?
While there are some towns where all the home looks the same, the landscaping can set them apart. Take a walk around and see the designs that look appealing and the ones that do not look so good.
If a home looks impressive write down the address so it can be referenced for ideas at a later time.
How Much Will be Spent on the Project and Maintenance?
This is one of the most critical questions to ask before any designs are made. Different plants will need different levels of maintenance. If the homeowner wants to garden they may like manicured shrubs. If not they need plants that are easy to take care of.
What Can Colors Be Used?
Some homeowners may have specific colors they want to use and ones that they do not like at all. The landscaper may have to suggest some ideas as far as coloring goes. The landscaper should offer some suggestions about what will look nice on the home. The final say should be left to the homeowner.
This is another issue that is going to need to be brought up. The client and the landscaper need to speak about how much money will be spent on the project.
While this may be a tricking issue to bring up, it is essential. The cost of the project must be discussed upfront so everyone is on the same page about what can be done.
Is There a Customized 3D Design?
Once a landscaper has an idea in mind, they can show it to the client using new technology. They can use 3D Viz Terra rendering to make their design come to life.
While a drawing or even a 2D image is accommodating people will be amazed at the design when they can see it in 3D. This new technology can also allow the landscaper to add furniture, little details, as well as textures to their design. When a person sees their project in 3D, they become very excited about it.
This 3D technology can help set a landscaper apart from others in the business. There are thousands of options to choose from when it comes to making landscaping design choices. There are many choices from the type of plants to use to where the outdoor furniture is going to be. This new technology is a great way to create new designs and see the landscaping ideas come to life.
Tim Bourke is one our co-founders and is our Chief Operations Manager. He is amazing leader and mentor to our employees. His technical and people skills make him an awesome "ninja" for all thing BUR-HAN Garden and Lawn Care. These articles are written by Tim or by the BH Team member or writer.