Cambridge, Ontario, Lawn Care and Landscaping with a Landscape Designer

With do-it-yourself TV shows on 24 hours a day and each show’s website loaded with additional how-to information, it’s no wonder that many people take on major landscape improvement projects without additional help. It’s important to note, however, that on almost every one of those shows, the project is based on a plan created by a professional designer. Here are some of the best reasons for using a landscape designer for your next backyard project.

The Right Person For The Right Job

Just because we can do something, does not mean we should be doing it! All of us can write, but few of us can create a book that keeps people interested and turning pages. It’s the same with landscape design. We can dig holes to plant shrubs and trees, but the results of our arrangement may not be stylish and beautiful.

If you already have a Cambridge, Ontario, lawn care company that handles maintenance in your yard, they probably have a qualified landscape designer on staff. This person will have attended school to study design, plant materials and construction techniques. They may even have a degree in horticulture or landscape architecture.

Knowledge of Construction Materials and Plants

A trained landscape designer has good knowledge of construction materials. They know what product looks and works the best for each situation and how different materials can fit together. In a climate like Ontario’s with extended, cold winters, it’s important to know the technical aspect of different materials, such as how deep footings for a deck should be and the acceptable temperature range for pouring concrete.

In addition, your landscape designer will have a good understanding of ornamental plant materials that thrive in the Cambridge region. They will consider how every yard and place in your yard has its own microclimate. The amount of sunlight, soil conditions, drainage and wind exposure all affect how a particular plant will do in a particular place.

Context, Fit and Style

It’s not only a question of how each plant will grow in your yard, but how they will look together, support the style of your home and perform desired functions such as providing shade or screening. A well designed landscape fits into its surroundings with a character that is appropriate for your home, neighborhood and city. Few of us have the creative ability to work with all of the elements – the art and the science – that go into a designed landscape.

The Important Landscape Details

A good landscape designer will ask questions and raise issues that you may not have thought of. What are all of the daily or seasonal activities that you would like to do outside? Are there underground utility lines in your project area? Is your yard designed for easy snow removal? Cambridge landscapes have to look good and function well in all seasons, as difficult as that may be.

If you want your landscape to meet all of your needs and look the best that it can, work with a landscape designer for your next outdoor project. Chances are, your Cambridge lawn care and snow removal company has an experienced landscape designer ready to plan your next planting bed, patio or lawn renovation.

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