Friday, June 20, 2008

HOW MUCH WILL THE LANDSCAPE DESIGNER CHARGE?

The following factors will affect the price of the landscape designer:
  • Size of project
  • Amount of work involved
  • Site conditions
There are 3 main types of design services
  • Consulting - which includes plant & or other materials shopping. This is where the designer will assist you in shopping for the materials but not designing them. This is great if you have a yard that is already done and you need patches filled in or just need general guidance with out a full set of drawings. The designer may even assist with placing the materials but not installing them. The fee for this service should be hourly.
  • Full Conceptual Garden Design - After the initial consultation and site analysis, your designer will prepare concept plans and related conceptual graphics to show different design options, along with all proposed materials to be used and a visit to the nursery and building materials shop to look at all the appropriate materials for your project. Design is ever changing and being able to have options, critique and voice your opinion is a must since this is ultimately your dream garden. Once the concept design has been approved then your designer will create final conceptual drawings. These drawings conceptually show the location of all the materials to be used, reused or remain.
  • Install Supervision - is a process in which the designer will meet with the contractors that are bidding to explain the design and to ensure that the intent in understood. The designer will also spot all the plant materials to make sure that the right quality plant is purchased, make periodical site visits to ensure that the design is being installed correctly and per plan.
Professional landscape designers have spent a lot of time gathering information and learning their craft. They are good at what they do and can help reduce your water bill while increasing your property value. Just imagine what it would be like to have that dream garden you so desire that was designed accurately and installed professionally.

2 comments:

Duncan Heather said...

Good indication of how much a small average garden will cost

I have written another pieces geared more towards the designer on how to calculate design fees

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Alex Stiven said...

Mostly, landscape designer charge is depend on the size of project and requirements of clients for landscaping. Hire a landscape designer that will a good thing for accurate landscaping with saving lots of time and money.

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