Frequently Asked Questions
Why use a landscape designer?
A professional landscape architect can provide your outdoor space with an instant makeover as well as make the space more practical. A professional landscape designer with experience has a thorough understanding of the elements that enhance an outdoor space.
Their designs consider diverse factors like the usability, functionality as well as utility, location to your home and the local climate patterns and budget and personal preferences and personal style.
How long does the design process take?
It depends on how many consultations you would like to have with your designer, if you are okay negotiating the details of what is in or out of scope or if you prefer the designer to make their best guess about what you want from a concept sketch.
A designer will usually give you a ballpark quote for their time based on an approximate number of hours based on their level of knowledge and experience.
Should I prepare anything for the first meeting?
Bring along photos of your yard or outdoor space so that we can get a sense of how you’d like to use your garden space. Bring along any sketches or other plans that you have made.
Will the quote include all items in the landscape of work?
Yes, it does! Florida Landscaping will split the quote into each component of the job depending on each design some common headings are listed below:
- Site preparation
- Excavation and waste
- Soil analysis and amendments, if necessary.
- Plants & hardscape materials
- Irrigation design systems: drip, micro-spray, bubblers etc.
- Grading & drainage plans in rain gardens or swales where applicable.
- Garden shed
Are you insured?
Yes, we are an insured landscaping construction and design firm.
What does a landscape design cost?
It isn't easy to locate the ideal landscaping designer to complete your particular project. In the case of what you require and the design you want, landscape designers may charge higher than other designers! The average national cost for hiring a landscaper for residential use is between $2,600 to $4,600. Some even go over this based on their prior experiences or their specialization in particular areas.
How do I plan a landscape layout?
It takes a lot imagination and creativity to come up with the perfect landscape design for Port St Lucie, FL. The first step is to create an outline! Draw a broad overview of the area by sketching out elements like rocks and streams along with any buildings or trees in the area. It is also important to include ground cover when it's not already in the plan! After you have these elements accounted for, create new landscaping concepts that include bushes and flower beds that are sure to get people to stop what they're doing to take in all the hard work in person.
How much should I budget for backyard landscaping?
Backyard landscaping is among the few projects that start with a small amount and then grow according to your budget. The cost ranges from $3,000 to $250,000, depending on the size, the materials used, and complexity of the design, but an attractive backyard landscaping is always worth the investment!
Is landscaping and lawn care the same?
A lawn care company will make time to trim, fertilize, and replace and replant sod when wanted. Landscape design is more than the simple act of having a landscaper come by and plant plants in the garden. Landscape design is the process of transforming the outdoor area by the planting of trees and shrubs that are in line with your personal style or other outdoor structures such as the patio, kitchens for outdoor use pergolas, decks and decks to entertain guests outdoors during the warm summer months!
Is landscape design worth the money?
Owners of homes living in the U.S., who are seeking to get the most value on their investment, ought to consider investing a bit of time and money in landscaping since studies have shown that houses with gardens that are well-designed could be worth as much as 10% higher than homes that have no landscaping.