A well-designed landscape is a pleasure to the family, enhances a community and adds to the property's resale value. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.
How does the designer arrange space so that people will find it useful, beautiful, meaningful and functional? His/her methods include:
· Observing and analyzing the habits of the people who will be using the space, including their needs, desires and how much space each of their activities requires.
· Studying past methods.
· Surveying available materials to solve design requirements.
· Analyzing the environment of the site including the view in and around the site.The ecology of the site should be carefully analyzed since it is an important design determinant.
Not all landscaping improves the appearance of a building. The work of an insensitive designer can subdue a building, conceal important features or contradict the architect's intent. Good landscape design can significantly improve the building's appearance by adding warmth, livability and personality. It can also relate a building to its site and environment and give it the desired degree of dominance.
Growth and change separate landscape designs from other arts. Most works of art such as architecture, sculpture and painting look their best when new. Landscape designs, however, are at their worst when new and improve with age. A well-designed landscape will seldom look the same any two months of the year.
Here at Horticare we believe a landscape design is a visual art. Utilizing all the principles of art - - repetition, variety, balance, emphasis, sequence, and scale - - a landscape designer creates a landscape that will perform at its best. While seeking to meet the needs and tastes of people, the professionals here at Horticare use a variety of materials, including stone, cement, and plants. The goal of every Horticare Landscape design is to apply these principles to create a pleasing outdoor composition.
Our clients contact us because they are searching for someone with the proper training and experience in landscape design and installation. A second goal at Horticare Landscaping is to solve your problems, and in the process create for you a wonderful environment in which to work and live.
After contacting our office, a meeting with our landscape designer will be arranged at your convenience. As a part of the design consultation, the designer will listen carefully to your thoughts and ideas. He/she will explain the full range of services offered by our company.
At your initial meeting with our designer, we will listen to you and walk around your property with you to discover the scope of the project. Some preliminary ideas may be discussed with you about what we see and hear from you. Our consultant will ask questions and give suggestions on what will do the best in your landscape.
The discovery phase of the landscaping process is crucial in order to determine exactly what you need and when you need it. We will be asking questions and listening to you in order to learn what you believe is important. The more we know about your landscaping needs, the better we will be able to develop a landscape design and proposal that you are happy with and that brings real value to you.
After figuring out exactly what it is you are looking for, we will then go back to our office and begin the process. Once we have received your signed proposal, the site will be measured and photographs taken so that the landscape design can begin. All you have to do then is wait while we turn your dreams into realities.
Design fees are $75-$95 per hour. If Horticare installs the materials, half of the design fee will be applied toward material cost. Only accepted bids may deduct half of the design fee. The bid must be accepted at the time in which a design is received, otherwise the design fee deduction will be prorated accordingly.
Give us a call today at 501-407-2727 to set up an appointment with one of our designers. We will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have. Also, visit our portfolio pages to see some of our work. We are confident we will exceed your expectations.