A good Landscape Design and remodel will listen to your goals and help you expand them into a project that you will enjoy for years. They understand how to blend natural elements, horticulture and design with hardscape, construction details and budget considerations.
Ask to see a portfolio of previous projects and determine whether their design philosophy matches yours.
During your design consultation, we discuss your landscaping preferences and goals. We listen, ask questions and provide suggestions and guidance based on your answers. This helps us create a design that reflects your needs and matches your vision.
Landscape architects are licensed professionals who have a background in engineering, construction and architecture and often have experience with site grading, soils and local regulations. Landscape designers, on the other hand, have a background in horticulture and design with an emphasis on plant selection and maintenance planning.
Whether you choose the ease of a standard design consultation or the immersive experience of 3D renderings and Autocad designs, our goal is to optimize clarity, knowledge and potential for your outdoor renovation project. We believe this is the best way to ensure that your project reaches its fullest potential and exceeds your expectations. This is a key aspect of our landscape design process that distinguishes Koch Landscaping from other companies.
A well-designed landscape provides a place for homeowners to entertain guests, relax, play, or enjoy the beauty of nature. An experienced professional will take into consideration the architecture of a home, personal tastes, and functional uses to create a design that complements the property.
The landscape design process also includes environmental protection and conservation. A good designer can incorporate native plants that are better adapted to the local environment, reduce water usage by using rain gardens and no-mow areas, and provide habitat for wildlife.
When selecting a landscape designer, ask about their experience and education. It is important to find out if they are certified by the Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) and have a portfolio of past work. A reputable company will offer multiple designs to clients and encourage feedback on each. This helps ensure the final landscape meets a client’s wishes and budget. They will also discuss the costs of materials based on the location and specific project.
Landscape design can be an expensive and time consuming process. It is important to plan and budget for your project to avoid surprises. A well-designed landscape can add value to your home and improve curb appeal. It can also save you money by reducing water bills and preventing erosion.
The cost of landscape design varies based on location, the size and complexity of the project, and materials chosen. A landscape designer will help you select the best materials for your budget and style. Local vendor fees, inflation, and supply chain issues can all influence pricing.
A landscape consultant can handle the whole process from surveying the property to providing a detailed plan and overseeing construction. They can help you find the right contractors and help you negotiate a price. However, they can be more expensive than a freelance landscape designer. Their fee is usually charged by the hour and can be as high as $200 per hour.
Once we have a good understanding of your goals we will develop possible designs to fit the needs of your site and budget. We will present these ideas for review and discussion. This is an important step because it helps us clarify and finalize our ideas and make sure they are a good fit for you.
Plants serve many functions in the landscape, aesthetically they create a pleasing garden, structurally they organize spaces and utilitarianly they control noise and odor, provide food and modify light conditions. These functions are derived from the size, form and texture (density) of plants.
Form themes can be geometric, such as square or rectangular; naturalistic such as irregular, curvilinear, or organic edge; and rectilinear. Designing with these elements adds interest and a sense of movement to the landscape. Adding these elements can also help a garden be more functional as it becomes easier to move through the space and reach other areas of the yard.