At one time landscaping was thought to be little more than just planting some flowers, weeding the garden and mowing the lawn; however, today there are landscape designers ready to help you make the most of your yard. A good landscape designer can help you add to the value of your home and even improve your lifestyle with some great designer landscaping.

Generally landscaping can be divided into three categories: lawn care companies, landscape maintenance companies and landscape designer companies. Obviously lawn care covers mowing, edging, raking of the lawn area and landscape maintenance companies are normally concerned with the periodic maintenance of flowerbeds and shrubs. Landscape designers will normally handle everything from decks, to rock gardens to fountains.

Many people have no real long term idea or plan for their landscape needs; normally it depends on which plants and accessories are on sale at their local nursery. Most often people will fail to create a truly satisfying area which is mainly due to minimal attention to the design. A landscape designer will help integrate many different types of aesthetic and practical considerations into one overall plan that will result in the effects that you feel are the most important. It doesn’t matter if you are trying to impress your neighbors, create an outdoor paradise or trying to attract more birds, landscape designers help to pull everything together to achieve a look that works for you.

Many people assume that designer landscaping equals big expenses but that is not always the case. A good landscape designer can help you by working within a budget and can help to implement the project in small stages that can be spread out over several different seasons if necessary. Many homeowners that work on landscaping themselves will end up having to redo some parts of it many times while trying to create the perfect look which ends up costing them more money; landscape designers will be able to help you come up with an approach that will not waste money or your time.

You can get several good ideas on designer landscaping prior to contacting landscape designers by checking out home and flower shows, nurseries, gardening and landscaping books and magazines as well as searching the Internet.