There are many reasons for investing in a professional landscape design.  First and foremost, a small upfront investment in a landscape plan will save you money in the long run. A professional plan will not only have the correct plants for the different areas of your yard, but it will also address many issues that a homeowner may not even consider.

A homeowner typically only thinks of plants when planning landscaping. This is actually the last thing a professional landscaper should consider. A landscape plan should address light conditions, wind direction, drainage problems and how the homeowner plans on using the different areas of the yard.

After handling things like drainage issues then the anchor pieces of the project can be installed.  The plantings serve to help accentuate these features. Without a plan to guide you systematically to your dream landscape you may end up incurring additional labor costs and losing plant material because it needs to be moved for installation of things like patios, retaining walls, water features or sculptures.  A professional landscape design plan allows you to tackle the project in an orderly process.

Homeowners often fall in love with a plant they saw online or in a magazine article.  While the pictures look great, the plants may not do well in your zone or a particular micro-climate of your yard.  A professional landscape designer knows what plants will thrive at your house. By choosing the correct plants you save money, time and your landscape can shine.

Curb appeal is what it’s all about.  Landscaping is one of the few investments that is guaranteed to raise the property value of your home.  Trees and shrubs only increase in value as they mature and a well landscaped home will sell for more and sell faster than similar properties in the area.

Whether you plan to tackle your landscape project yourself or you’re looking to have a professional do the installation, having a landscape design plan can save you time and money. Meet the experienced staff at Patuxent Nursery who can help guide you through the process to your dream landscape.

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This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Rockford Johnson Reply

    It was cool to learn about the benefits of professional landscape design by reading this article. I like how you explained that professional landscaping services can help to improve the curb appeal of your home. I can imagine how helpful landscape professionals can be since they are highly trained and have the right supplies for a landscaping project.

  2. Jalu Sakti Reply

    I’m so glad you talked about the things that homeowner’s don’t consider when planning out landscape design, like how their yard drains water. I never thought of that, but I’m sure it’s a really important part to take into consideration when you are modifying the look of your yard. We are looking to hire a landscaper to help make our yard look nice, and I guess utilizing a professional’s services is more important than I thought it was! We’ll have to hire a really good contractor who can help us out.

  3. Rockford Johnson Reply

    I learned a lot about professional landscape design services by reading this article. It was cool to learn that landscape services can help to improve the curb appeal of a home. I can imagine how helpful these services can be when it comes to making your home more attractive to buyers when selling a home.

  4. Jade Brunet Reply

    It is good to know that a homeowner typically only things of plants when planning landscaping. Working with someone who can address light conditions and wind direction would be very helpful. Before hiring, it would be good to ensure the professional is familiar with the plants that grow best in your climate.

  5. Kyle Winters Reply

    The article brings up some very good suggestions about plant selection for your landscaping project. After all, not every plant can survive in any given environment that they find themselves in. Before you buy any plants for the project you want to talk to your landscaping contractor about whether or not the plant in question can even survive in your local area.

  6. Braden Bills Reply

    I want to make sure that I get my landscape designed properly. It seems like hiring a professional can be really beneficial! It would be a lot of help to have someone who can help me plan everything out.

  7. Taylor Hicken Reply

    It’s interesting to know that landscaping can raise the value of a property. My husband and I have been thinking about improving some of our yard work, we’re just not sure when we’ll be able to. I’ll have to get in contact with a professional about helping us out within the next few weeks.

  8. Annika Larson Reply

    Recently, my husband and I moved into a new home. We are thinking of redoing the landscape, but we want to make sure that the design is unique and functional for our family. As you mentioned, by hiring a landscape designer, they will be able to increase the value of your home and curb appeal. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Lillian Schaeffer Reply

    I found it interesting when you mentioned that plants are one of the last things to consider when it comes to landscaping. My husband and I just moved into a new house, and we want to make some changes to the yard, but I was mostly thinking in terms of what plants go where. Maybe it would be best to leave the design to a professional so they consider things in the right order of importance.

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