Landscape Design Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re considering working with a landscape designer, we'll help you avoid any surprises. Our most satisfied customers first write down a wish list, establish priorities and set a budget.

Can I install the yard or garden myself?

Yes, we can design it, you build it and save money. There are very few designers who specialize only in the design process in Langley. Our consultation includes a site analysis and discussion of your needs, a preliminary sketch, and revisions based on your feedback. Next you can choose to purchase a final detailed master plan for your garden. This detailed planting plan and construction document is then handed over to you.

Can I have a landscaper follow your plans?

Yes. We can take your sketch and convert to a detailed master plan for your yard. We can give the landscaper computer renderings to use for installation. We can also recommend one of our trusted contractors.

Can you design and build my landscaping?

Yes. We can professionally design your garden then install with out landscaping partners. Our team can oversee plant purchase and all installation. We take care of all the permitting, if necessary for hardscape installation — and are registered landscape contractors. Our team can do it all.

Do you offer commercial or busines services?

Yes, commercial construction companies, home-builders, and landscapers hire our Design Only services. We can assist you with hardscaping, courtyards, outdoor patios, business planters, strip mall landscaping, as well as park and picnic areas.

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what is the difference between a landscape architect and designer?

Landscape Architects are licensed and certified to use the title Landscape Architect. This means, to be a Landscape Architect, an advanced degree is needed including on the job training. There advanced skills are necessary for difficult or dangerous challenges, such as: steep slopes, 3 meter high retaining walls, drainage, and outdoor structures. They usually work closely with civil designers on urban planning, city and regional parks.

Landscape Designers can be certified or accredited with a national organization. They work on smaller projects where a licensed landscape architect is not necessary. Landscape designers typically involve artisanship, horticultural finesse and emphasis on creative details.  Field experience is very important and helps set them apart from each other. Before hiring ANY expert, please understand the designers background and be sure to be comfortable with their experience. A qualified and experienced landscape designer should be able to show you many beautiful pictures of their work.

Both landscape designers and landscape architects practice landscape design, see below.

What is a horticulturist?

A horticulturist is a trained plant specialist. Horticulture is the study and science of the cultivation of plants. Horticulturist can be graduates of a technical college or have Bachelors of Science in Horticulture. Horticulturists know plants, with limited training in design, structures or grading & drainage.

Constance Hedd is both a Landscape Designer and Horticulturist

what is garden design?

Garden design is the process and art of creating and designing plans for layout and planting of gardens and landscapes. Garden design may be done by the property owner themselves, or by professionals of varying levels of experience and expertise, such as a Landscape Designer. Most professional garden designers have some training in horticulture and the principles of design.

what is landscape design?

Focusing on both the integrated outdoor planning of a property and the specific garden design elements and plants within it is Landscape Design. The aesthetic, horticultural, and environmental sustainability are also components of landscape design. It integrates a wide variety of elements to achieve functional and beautiful spaces for outdoor living. Plus quality landscape design increases not only the enjoyment of a home, but the actual square footage of usable space becoming an excellent investment. Perfect outdoor landscaping can increase the value of a home up to twenty percent.

what are landscape water features?

A landscape water feature is one or more items from a range of fountains, pools, ponds, waterfalls, and streams. Water features have long been a popular feature in outdoor spaces. Whether it's rippling in a swimming pool, bubbling in a creek, or splashing down a fountain, water features can add a luxurious look, block undesired noise, and create a tranquil ambiance for home owners. Additional benefits to homeowners: increased curb appeal, home value, increased humidity in dry regions and improved air quality.

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