local landscape design by a local landscape designer

A good landscape designer should first understand that he or she is working for you and that the finished design has to be a realization of YOUR dreams, not theirs (unless you give them permission to create the landscape of their dreams on your dime). Second, they should have the understanding that landscaping is 25% engineering and 75% art and no 2 people see the same piece of art the same way and that  the Art's beauty is in the emotion it evokes in the viewer much the same as the pull of a favourite vacation destination or childhood memory. A built in Jacuzzi spa with Tiki torches in the parking lot of The Home Depot does not evoke the same emotional pull as one set next to a spring fed waterfall overlooking the Pacific on the cliffs of Maui. After all the same cut of steak is available locally, so why do we pay so much to dine at our favourite restaurant? its the feeling they create-The "Atmosphere'. Its Disney, they've mastered it. Your designer should be helping you identify what it is that might make you want to leave work an hour early to get home, kick your shoes off and feel like your somewhere else. It might cost a lot, and then again it might cost less than you think, but building something that doesn't get used or enjoyed much is a waste of time & money and i see this all the time. Finally they should have an arsenal of pictures to draw out your likes and dislikes, a lot of years of installing the things they design (Because without it-its all just theory) and nowadays some proficiency with a good 3d landscaping or photo imaging landscape design program to put you right into the landscape they are creating. Their goal should be to educate you as to your op- tions and explain the Pros, Cons, and costs of each so that the finished product is a fulfilment of your lifestyle, tastes and budget and is uniquely your own.
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LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Photo imaging & 3D landscape design

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3D Design & Modeling Photo Imaging Morphs

LANDSCAPE DESIGN

Photo imaging & 3D landscape design

Finished Design Plans Finished 3D Flythroughs Before & After projects Photo Imaging
A good landscape designer should first understand that he or she is working for you and that the finished design has to be a realization of YOUR dreams, not theirs (unless you give them permission to create the landscape of their dreams on your dime). Second, they should have the understanding that landscaping is 25% engineering and 75% art and no 2 people see the same piece of art the same way and that  the Art's beauty is in the emotion it evokes in the viewer much the same as the pull of a favourite vacation destination or childhood memory. A built in Jacuzzi spa with Tiki torches in the parking lot of The Home Depot does not evoke the same emotional pull as one set next to a spring fed waterfall overlooking the Pacific on the cliffs of Maui. After all the same cut of steak is available locally, so why do we pay so much to dine at our favourite restaurant? its the feeling they create-The "Atmosphere'. Its Disney, they've mastered it. Your designer should be helping you identify what it is that might make you want to leave work an hour early to get home, kick your shoes off and feel like your somewhere else. It might cost a lot, and then again it might cost less than you think, but building something that doesn't get used or enjoyed much is a waste of time & money and i see this all the time. Finally they should have an arsenal of pictures to draw out your likes and dislikes, a lot of years of installing the things they design (Because without it-its all just theory) and nowadays some proficiency with a good 3d landscaping or photo imaging landscape design program to put you right into the landscape they are creating. Their goal should be to educate you as to your op-tions and explain the Pros, Cons, and costs of each so that the finished product is a fulfilment of your lifestyle, tastes and budget and is uniquely your own.