Choosing a Landscape Designer
Find the right landscaper expert and make your yard the envy of the neighborhood
Designers and architects aren't just for creating top-notch interiors. A good landscape architect or landscape designer can visualize and shape outdoor spaces to harmonize with your home, boost curb appeal, and entice you outdoors.
The search is on
According to the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), for example, their members typically hold a bachelor's or master's degree in landscape architecture and must pass a rigorous exam to be licensed. You can find one near you via the ASLA online search tool.
Landscape designers may not hold a four-year degree, but that makes them no less professional and skilled. The Association of Professional Landscape Designers (APLD) is one organization that provides continuing education and certification for its members. Check out the APLD search tool to find a member near you.
In addition to doing online research, ask friends, neighbors, and coworkers for recommendations. Use social media for suggestions as well.
A good match
Time to chooseAbility, price, and references all play into your final choice, and you also want to make sure that the pro you're considering uses a contract that's understandable, thorough, and protects both parties. Once all those boxes are checked, hire the landscape designer or landscape architect that you connected with best and who understands your expectations.
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