Landscape Architect

landscape architect is a person who is educated in the field of landscape architecture. The practice of landscape architecture includes: site analysis, site inventory, land planning, planting design, grading, storm water management, sustainable design, construction specification and ensuring that all plans meet the current building codes and local and federal ordinances. The title landscape architect was first used by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of New York City’s Central Park.
Landscape architects typically do the following: Confer with clients, engineers, and building architects to understand a project. Prepare site plans, specifications, and cost estimates. Coordinate the arrangement of existing and proposed land features and structures.
A good experienced landscape architect can be a very wise investment in the long run especially if you are planning on building a new home or have a large area such as a park, a business or an entertainment facility for example that you would like to have landscaped.
This experienced and knowledgeable professional can add great value to your project. The seasoned professional will have a great knowledge of all different types of grasses, plants, trees and shrubs that will do well in your specific region and climate.
They will also be familiar as to how these plants grow and thrive, the colors of their foliage, blossoms and know how to develop the land, the drainage and other factors to best accommodate them. The proper placement is a very important consideration so as to account for sunlight conditions, wind and weather conditions, future growth requirements and long term sustainability.
All these considerations will greatly promote not only the health and well being of the living specimens the proper planning will also prolong the life and beauty as well for the best results in the long run.
The landscape architect can work closely with you to determine more exactly what it is that you are setting out to accomplish in the different areas and aspects of the property. They will be able to make the best recommendations not only in relation to the look, colors and feel but also in regards to the maintenance of the landscape.
If you would like to schedule a consultation with an experienced professional please go to our Specialized Services page to find the right landscape architect in your neighborhood.

Landscape Lighting

The addition of lighting to your homes landscape can create a whole new dimension to the night time appearance of your home not to mention making it overall a safer and more secure environment for your family and friends.
Walkway lighting may be your first consideration for the safety of your guests. You will probably want to include any steps and patio areas as well.
You may have some good ideas on how to create a stunning landscape that can be enjoyed at night too. The ideal landscape should have outdoor lighting fixtures that are both functional and decorative at the same time.
Modern led lighting is definitely the way to go. Leds can provide a wide spectrum of brightness and colors, be long lasting and durable too while also being economical withlow energy consumption at the same time.
Before investing in any landscape lighting take some time to think about the idea and to put into perspective exactly what it is that you would like to accomplish. Ask yourself what are the purposes for which the lighting will serve.
While any lighting will help to improve night time safety and security, I am sure there are specific areas you may want to focus on for both functionality and appearance sake.
Spend a little time to think about those areas for a minute. You may have a bench, swing or a pathway through the garden that you would like to use at night. Maybe you want some lights to focus on those fancy ornamental shrubs on each side of the main entrance, the tree in the center of the front yard or perhaps the flag at the top of the pole.
Take notes and make some sketches of all the different areas that would benefit fromillumination. Once you have a good idea of exactly what it is that you would like to accomplish then go to the Specialized Services page of our website to find theprofessional landscape lighting contractor who will ” make it all come to light ” for you so to speak.
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