6 Questions to Ask Yourself Before a Landscape Design Consultation

One of the most critical steps in bringing your outdoor living dreams to life is the design phase. This invaluable process is where ideas start to evolve from mere conceptions to reality. Given the value of a great landscape design, it’s important that you fully maximize your first step in this process, the landscape design consultation meeting.

If you're considering or have already scheduled a landscape design consultation with us, then this article is perfect for you. In order to get the maximum benefit out of your consultation, here are 6 questions you should ask yourself in advance.

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Introducing Paul Squierdo, Landscape Designer

Landscape design companies, like many other businesses, each have their own unique position in a local marketplace. Since 2000, our goal has been to shape Earth, Turf, & Wood as a premier landscape design and construction firm, specializing in mostly large, complex design/build projects. Our loyal clients and this unique position have helped us see steady growth over the past two decades.

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The Best Landscape Design Process for Your Home in Lancaster, York, or Reading, PA

Deciding to have a large landscape project completed at your home is an exciting endeavor. Of course, whether it’s an outdoor kitchen, a patio, a pavilion, or all of the above, you want to be sure that it’s built right. That means hiring a landscape designer to professionally complete your design.

But excellent landscape design isn’t exactly cheap and you want to know that investing in it will be worth the cost. You may have been searching for “landscape design near me” online but you’re still not exactly sure what you’re going to get for your expense. The last thing that you want is to invest a lot of money into a “design” that took someone a measly 15 minutes to sketch.

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Fish Pond vs. Pondless Waterfall vs. Fountain: Landscape Design Options to Consider

Imagine stepping into your backyard and hearing the sound of trickling or flowing water. There’s something automatically calming about it. It sets the scene for enjoying a peaceful meal outside or even just relaxing in a lounge chair on your patio, watching and listening to the running water.

When it comes to incorporating the sights and sound of water in your backyard, there are several ways to achieve it.

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7 Examples of Incorporating Personal Style & Preferences into Landscape Design

No matter what type of landscape design you are investing in, chances are you want something completely unique. A cookie-cutter backyard that looks like everyone else's on the block just won’t do. In fact, you’d love to incorporate some of your own personal style and preferences into the project to make it truly your own.

While an ordinary landscape contractor might point you toward standard design ideas that they’ve used many times, you want creative, out-of-the-box solutions, and a landscape design company that can handle them. Finding a landscape designer who can take your ideas and run—turning them into something spectacular and truly unique, is what it’s going to take.

Here are seven examples of homeowners in Lancaster, Reading, and York, PA that found that type of solution.

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Exceptional vs. Typical:  Landscape Design in Lancaster, York, Hershey, and Reading, PA

Imagine stepping outside in your dream backyard—the yard that you’ve been thinking about for quite some time. Your favorite colors are reflected in the plant material.

That idea for a unique water feature is in just the right spot where you can enjoy the sound of the water while reading a book on the nearby bench. And your patio was designed in a way that it’s not only gorgeous, but it’s extremely functional and you aren’t quite sure how you ever lived without it.

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Landscape Design in Reading, PA Featured in EP Henry Hardscaping Catalog

Every project we do at Earth, Turf, & Wood is exciting for us since it means we get to help bring our clients backyard dreams to life. But some projects certainly stand out.This project, completed just outside of Reading, PA and featured in the EP Henry Hardscaping catalog, is one such endeavor.

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