Landscape design: choosing a landscape professional
Berle, David Christian
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The landscape is a very important aspect of a home. Having a beautiful, creative and functional landscape requires some understanding of design principles, plant materials and outdoor structural elements. A landscape installation can be very simple or extremely complicated. Designing irrigation systems, outdoor lighting, stone walls and patios requires skills that go beyond the average homeowner. When the job seems too big an undertaking, it may be time to call in a professional. This fact sheet provides guidelines and suggestions for finding a garden designer.