The Importance of Landscape Architecture

Professional landscape architecture can transform a home. When creating a backyard oasis complete with pool design, collaboration with a landscape architect has multiple benefits. A professional landscape architect applies both artistic as well as scientific principles to the creation of an original outdoor environment designed specifically for your home.
According to the School of Environmental Design at Temple University, Frederick Law Olmstead, the original designer of New York’s Central Park, coined the term “landscape architect” back in 1867. Today, landscape architecture is a design field filled with talented individuals trained by top universities. The landscape architect integrates art and design theories with engineering principles and both environmental and agricultural sciences.

Benefits of Hiring a Landscape Architect

A professional landscape architect has experience and training — this is what they do, they transform the exterior living spaces of homes just like yours every day. There are many primary benefits of hiring a landscape architect.

Knowledgeable about native plants

They know your region’s native plants and how to incorporate them into the design. You don’t have to worry about researching and then choosing the right plants to thrive in your Arizona landscape. Adding native plants to a landscape design not only increases the beauty, but it often helps to reduce the need for supplemental watering or irrigation, states the American Society of Landscape Architects.

Create a vision

If your landscape doesn’t look amazing upon completion, your landscape architect can lose credibility and clientele. Landscape architects work to create a vision, expertly combining your wants with their professional knowledge and artistic flair. Do you dream about a gourmet outdoor kitchen with built-in pizza oven or an outdoor living room where the family can gather for movie night? From integrating a cozy fire pit seating area with an infinity-edge pool design to a full outdoor kitchen with wet bar, your landscape architect will work to create the backyard of your dreams.

Effortlessly artistic design with practicality

For a homeowner, it can be overwhelming to try and decide which plants promise to be low-maintenance and where to plant that important shade tree to help reduce your home’s energy costs. The proper placement of trees, as well as shrubs, can help shade your home and save you money on both heating and cooling costs.
A landscape architect knows how to provide the right balance of your favorite eye-catching flowers along with equally attractive plants, shrubs, and trees that also serve a purpose, whether it be to aid with irrigation, to draw in beautiful butterflies for aesthetic pleasure, or offer shade from the Arizona sun.

Committed from start to finish

Working with a landscape architect means that you have a professional on the job from start to finish. No more unfinished projects or giving up the entire weekend to try and finish just one section of the yard. That partially constructed walkway to the hammock will be finished along with the new patio seating, the complete pool installation, and every paving stone will be the right color and laid securely in place.
Whatever your vision, a professional landscape architect can help make your backyard dream a reality. From initial consultation to drawing up plans and working with the crews throughout the design and installation process, our team at Blooming Desert will handle all the details so all you need to do is get ready to enjoy your new backyard living space. Contact us today to get started on your dream yard.