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The long-term, fiscal benefits of hiring a landscape architect over an inexperienced gardener or landscape designer far outweigh the upfront cost savings.
- Increase your property value by up to 11 percent with a landscape architect. Curb appeal is a major factor in selling a home. A joint study by Clemson University and University of Maryland that was published in the March 2003 issue of Smart Money Magazine, found that home buyers are willing to pay up to 11.3 percent above the asking price if a home has well-designed landscaping. Landscape installation can be expensive, hard work. When it comes to selling your home, landscape design done the right way will significantly increase the value of your home.
- Reduce your utility expenses. Did you know that properly placed trees in your yard actually save you money on energy bills inside your home? A tree placed to shade your home from the sun during the warmest hours of the day can keep your home cooler, reducing your energy expenditures. A trained, experience landscape architect will consider environmental factors in the design, giving you the most sustainable, environmentally friendly design possible.
- Get it right the first time with your HOA approval. Experienced landscape architects are very knowledgeable when it comes to meeting criteria of homeowners associations. The fewer revisions to your plan, the more money you’ll save. Work with a professional landscape architect who will submit complete plans to your HOA that will meet or even exceed HOA requirements for your landscape design.
Are you looking to hire a landscape architect? Jack McGrath has worked with engineers, builders, developers, and professional. He has experience in commercial, residential and municipal landscaping projects, and will work within your budget to help you realize how to best utilize your outdoor space. Call Jack today at 817-253-1859 to set up a consultation.