July 24, 2014

Landscape Design

NH Landscape Design Services

Landscape Design Services

Everything begins with a design. Even the curves on your car began as an idea that was planned out and engineered, producing the end result.

Your landscape is no different. As a landscape design service company in southern New Hampshire, we know the importance of having a landscape plan before sticking a shovel into the ground. Whether you have need of a commercial landscape design or residential build project, there are many facets and functions that need to be thought out ahead of time.

How will the property be used? Where do people arrive? Are there any unsightly views that need to be hidden? Are the site conditions wet or dry, sunny or shady? Are there grade changes that need to be made, if so what are the elevations? Inaccurate measurements or grade elevations can be very costly in additional material that was not accounted for ahead of time.

This is one of our favorite questions: What are the short-term goals for the site versus long-term goals? For example, a young family does not have the same outdoor living requirements as empty-nesters. A well thought-out landscape plan considers the changes that occur in the lifecycle of a landscape. In creating a residential landscape design, we want to get to know you.

Windham NH Landscape Design

One of the greatest benefits of having a landscape plan drawn up for your home is it gives you the ability to phase in a project over several years.

It puts all the ideas out on paper, from beginning to end, and allows you to set financial goals to budget ahead of time for the project.

What is your budget? Budget determines everything from a simple layout to complex design. It determines the selection of quantity and size of plant materials. It sets a priority on the hardscape, which can represents a significant portion of the overall installation cost. Do you want a patio, or a patio with a pergola and an outdoor fireplace? Budget is one of those areas that many New Hampshire landscaping companies shy away from asking, but it is critical to know up-front before proceeding with a realistic plan and proposal. We prefer to talk about it early in the process. We believe this answers many questions up front and establishes the basis of trust that we value in all of our client relationships.

A landscape design saves you money. Of course there is an initial cost in hiring a New Hampshire Landscape Architect to design your home landscape project. Without a plan, however, job costs can add up quickly and run over budget because accurate material measurements were not considered ahead of time. If price is a factor for you, then you should definitely get a landscape plan! One of the greatest benefits of having a landscape plan drawn up for your home is the ability to phase in a project over several years without having to trying to remember what talked about. It puts out all the ideas on paper, from beginning to end, and allows you to set financial goals to budget ahead of time for the project.

At Trimmers Landscaping, we are happy to help you with any step along the way from consultation, to concept, to completion.