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  • How to choose a good landscape


    Landscape designers usually combine elements

    from landscape architecture and garden design

    during their work. During the planning and design

    phase, the landscape designer takes into account the

    clients wishes to design an outdoor area that is

    inviting and fits well with the clients needs. In both

    phases, landscape designers are relied upon to

    determine the ideal plant choices for a specific soil

    type and climate. A designer must also demonstrate

    knowledge of an areas insect population and level

    of rainfall.

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  • Collaboration and Communication

    A landscape designer typically works alongside a

    landscape architect and grounds maintenance

    workers. While the landscape architect focuses on

    technical matters like topography and engineering,

    the landscape designer contributes to the design

    process through her knowledge of plants and their

    ability to grow in different environments. The

    designer must also be able to communicate with the

    client and understand his expectations in order to

    incorporate them into the project. Once a project is

    completed, a landscape designer can instruct the

    grounds maintenance staff on how to care for and

    maintain the vegetation.

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  • A good landscape designer should also

    poses knowledge of the following:

    1. Purpose of the landscaping.

    2. Application of landscaping requirements.

    3. Location of landscaping.

    4. Landscaping type definitions and requirements,

    5. Plant specifications.

    6. Application of landscape categories and type

    7. Modification of landscaping requirements.

    8. Outdoor display and off-street parking area landscape


    9. Landscaping adjacent to freeways.

    10. Additional landscaping requirements and design standards.

    11. Landscape plan requirements.

    12. Irrigation plan requirements.

    13. Landscaping installation and performance assurance


    14. Landscape maintenance and maintenance assurance


    15. Landscape enforcement.

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  • Its there for important that when looking for a

    good landscape designer the above should be

    considered. The consumer of the landscape

    designer expertise should be able to seek more

    information from various individuals or

    organization with whom the landscape designer

    has had dealings with. This will ensure that the

    level of experience is ascertained, verified and

    accepted before engagement is concluded.

    Learn more about landscape designers at:

    Landscape Designers in Austin, TX.

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