How to Pick the Best Landscape Designer for Your Backyard Project
The right landscape designer must be able to turn your landscape project into an aww-worthy sight and increase the value of your home at the same time. Experienced landscape designers, like ours here at National Fence Systems, have years of education, background experience, and a keen eye for detail.In our many years of operations, we have developed and constructed thousands of beautiful hardscape and softscape backyard projects that were sure to please our clients.
When you search for a landscape designer, you need to think smarter rather than work harder. The right landscape designer will save time, money, and a lot of headaches on your outdoor space transformation. But how can you know you’re choosing the right landscape designer? How do you know they’ll complete your job on time and do it right? If you are looking for a landscape designer to take on a soft or hardscape project for you, here is how you can choose the one to get the job done right.
They must have social media presence and positive reviews. When you search for a landscape designer for your project, you need to do a lot of research. You need to use your best weapon to your advantage on this one, the internet. The internet can tell you a lot about the landscape designer’s history and experience. Research the landscape designer you wish to hire and pay close attention to the quality of their website, their social media presence, and mixed reviews. A quality landscape designer will understand the importance of having a professional online presence. They should have a nicely organized website that is easy to navigate and user-friendly. This is how you, the potential client, will look at their portfolio and see what other projects they’ve completed. If the website lacks previous projects, then it’s clear this person is a rookie and has no real world experience.
On the same note, you also want to take a look at the reviews, as these online reviews will tell you a lot about them, their business practices, ethics, communication with clients, and project results. Reviews on websites like Yelp will tell you everything you need to know about how they operate because those reviews come from previous clients. As they say, the proof is in the pudding, so make sure you read up on the reviews so you know what to expect if you hire them. Yes, read those negative reviews too because they can warn you who to stay away from for your own projects.
They must be professional. When initially meeting the landscape designer, they should have a professional demeanor. If the landscape designer pulls a piece of paper out of their pocket to sketch out your project, then you have every right to be cautious about hiring them. We call those cocktail napkin sketches and you should not take them seriously.
When we design a project for our clients, we take many things into consideration and would never even think about sketching out a project on a napkin or small piece of paper. The project must be handled professionally, even before the project begins. A plan needs to be sketched in a professional manner. A truly skilled landscape designer will take many things into consideration to have the job dropping jaws and commanding positive attention.
Here at National Fence Systems, we take many things into consideration and have the proper software design to complete your backyard project. We can even show you what your project will look like in 3D form so you can take a look at it before the project even begins. Paper plans are a thing of the past. Here at National Fence Systems, we’re all about professionalism and technology—the future. We go above and beyond to complete stunning projects that will please our clients.
They should listen to your questions, concerns, and suggestions. When talking to a landscape designer, one of the worst feelings is being ignored. This is your home and your voice and suggestions should matter, and here at National Fence Systems, they do. If you have a feeling that what you’re saying isn’t being taken into consideration, then chances are you have the wrong landscape designer. Communication is essential for your upcoming project and your landscape designer should be asking you a lot of questions to get to know you and create the perfect outdoor space for you and your family.
In the right scenario, your landscape designer will work closely with you to figure out how you want your project to look and feel. They should be in constant communication with you so they can create everything perfectly to suits your needs. Beauty and function should go hand in hand, and we accomplish that for our clients.
They should have a straightforward process. Ask any professional landscape design company how they handle their projects and they’ll tell you that they have a process in place that guarantees positive outcomes. If you ask your landscape designer this question and they don’t give you an answer, then you should look at this as a major red flag. It doesn’t matter if your project is small or big, the right landscape designer should know how they’re going to complete it. Again, there must be an open line of communication between the landscape designer and the client. If the landscape designer isn’t answering your questions or is dancing around them, don’t hire them. You should always feel comfortable when you hire the right landscape designer; after all, you are investing thousands of dollars in a project and need the right designer to do the job for you.
National Fence Systems believes in providing open and honest communication with all of our clients. We love when we connect with our clients because this enables us to create beautiful masterpieces for our clients’ backyards. We take on projects of all sizes, so if you are thinking about hiring a landscape designer in New Jersey, consider us. You can rest assured that everything from the design, the construction itself, the scheduling, the permits, and even the inspection will be handled in a professional way. We know you work hard, so let us design an outdoor space that will transform your dream into an everyday reality to enjoy. We would love you to check out our website and look at our previous work