Summary: Inexpensive landscaping will add home value and curb appeal to your home. A local landscaper and landscape design software can help you with inexpensive landscaping ideas for your home.
We are first time owner builders and recently met with our architect who strongly suggested we work with a local Registered Landscape Architect.
Can you advise us what the advantages and disadvantages are with using a landscape architect?
Is this worthwhile?
We would really appreciate your input.
Thanks, K. W.
Hi K. W.
If I were your architect, I would strongly suggest that you enhance the home with good landscaping.
Nothing can ruin a beautiful new home like bad landscaping.
You can get ballpark landscaping estimates from one or two landscape architects and see if you can afford one. Your architect can give you some recommendations.
If using one is too expensive for your home building budget, perhaps landscape design software might help you design good landscaping that will compliment your home.
You don't have to spend a lot of money to landscape a new home, but you do have to have a good landscaping design.
Local landscapers always worked well for me. Good landscaping and curb appeal for me, or any home builder, is critical if trying to sell a new home.
Landscaping unfortunately, is an expense that comes last in home building when most home builders, even the experienced ones, are running low on money or going over budget. It's good to have a relatively inexpensive way to get a good landscaping job.
Good luck building, and if you have any questions, let me know.