Many owners of land plots around the house are sure that they can do without a landscape designer. Yes, we admit, this is often the case. You can do everything yourself, the maximum is to hire assistants for time-consuming work. But Our site will tell you when a landscape designer is needed.
You want to raise the cost of the site. Indeed, a well-groomed, beautiful, reasonably equipped land plot with many green spaces, MAFs, recreation areas will cost an order of magnitude more expensive than an allotment in a pristine, violent and neglected state.
It is necessary that the surrounding landscape matches the architectural style of the house itself. Perhaps you have a classic mansion, a barn house, an ultra-modern flat roof cottage with a metal facade. In such cases, it will not be easy to arrange the site so that it emphasizes the advantages of the architecture of the main building, a task for a professional.
The site is located in a climate that is not suitable for all plants. For example, in the hot, dry south of our country, where it may not rain for two months in a row. Or, on the contrary, in a region where it can simply flood with rains in summer. Or in a harsh area, where frosts occur even at the end of June. A specialist will help you select plants and choose a place for them so that the landscape does not suffer due to climatic features.
The fourth reason
Difficult terrain. Slopes, ravines, hills, swampy lowlands, hills, where gusts of wind are strongly felt … All these features make the arrangement of a land plot a difficult task, which, however, an experienced specialist will perfectly cope with.
You need a reservoir on the site. Stationary pool, artificial pond, stream with waterfall. This is also not an easy task, both from a technological and aesthetic point of view. It is necessary for the reservoir to function normally, be easy to maintain and at the same time decorate the site, become its highlight.
You like a certain style of landscape design and want to implement it on your site. Ecological, French, English, Japanese, hi-tech – there are a lot of styles, it is difficult to adhere to certain rules and do everything so that the stylistic orientation is immediately visible.
You have a small area, but you want to use its capabilities to the maximum. So that decorative beds with greenery, and a spruce, which can be dressed up for the New Year, and a playground. The designer will help you draw up a clear plan, use every corner of the site and choose dwarf trees that will not take up much space.
You want to receive guests in the fresh air, in nature, and in an area where you have everything you need – a hearth or a stove, garden furniture, decor items. You can hire a designer to create just a recreation area, and do the rest of the site yourself. This is a good solution, because just such a corner for receiving guests and outdoor recreation will become the main object..
You already have tall, century-old trees on the site, which were carefully preserved during construction work. But what to do with the trees now, how to arrange various functional areas between them, you simply cannot imagine. The designer will help you make the most of such an advantage as the presence of a snow-white birch or colorful oak next to the house. And he will choose plants that can easily tolerate such a neighborhood.
Don’t forget about the technical aspect! Lawns and flower beds need to be watered, and paths and recreation areas need to be highlighted. The designer will definitely include in his project both a well-thought-out irrigation system and effective, colorful lighting to make the overall picture of the landscape complete, and the site itself is convenient to use..
Of course, if you are a fan-gardener, albeit an amateur, you are sure that you yourself will make every effort to make your site envy your neighbors and delight guests. But if you are not confident in your abilities or are faced with difficulties, contact the professionals, at least on a specific, most difficult issue..