Frequently Ask Questions

Landscape architecture involves the application of more complex architecture and engineering solutions. Landscape architects have a degree in landscape architecture that typically includes limited horticulture education.

1) Who will work on my property?

Professional, well trained, and supervised employees with the proper equipment will perform your desired tasks.

2)What type of residential clients do you work for?

Any homeowner who wants a quality landscape and/or appreciates the value of a well maintained home or property. No task is too large or small for us.

3)How much should I spend on landscaping?

Quality landscaping offers an excellent return on investment, ranking as one of the top home improvements. According to MONEY magazine story on home renovations, landscaping has a recovery value of 100% to 200% if it is well done and harmonizes with foliage nearby. With housing values dropping in many areas, homeowners are seeking to enhance their home’s value with attractive, well-planned landscaping. According to a Michigan State University study, high quality landscaping adds 5 to 11% to the home’s price.

4)I have lots of ideas. How will I be involved in the design process?

Barbara’s objective is to help you take your ideas and grow them into the landscape of your dreams. To do so she works collaboratively to determine which services best suit your needs, budge and timetable, based on your goals for outdoor living space. Barbara has also worked successfully with architects, engineers, soils specialists, arborists, builders and interior designers.