Exterior design and landscaping
Nven if you can decorate a living area or bedeck a bedroom with the best of them, landscape design has a unique set of challenges that may leave you stumped. And that’s where a landscape pro can prove to be invaluable. Before you get started, you’ll need to determine the skill set that best matches the scope of work you have in mind. Landscape architects, who typically hold advanced degrees in their field, are trained to develop structural and aesthetic plans that include hardscaping, water use, and drainage as well as plant selection and garden design. Plans may also include part or all of the overall exterior design. Landscape designers may or may not have advanced training. They often specialize in the aesthetic and horticultural side of yard and garden planning, but many do structural work as well. Landscape contractors implement the plans laid out by a landscape architect or designer. In some cases, a landscape contractor also provides design services.