Landscape Design allows you to have all the answersBEFOREyou buy one stone or a single blade of grass.
After 30 years of experience in this field, we have heard of projects where budgets have tripled due to unexpected expenses, and designs based on what are essentially estimated measurements have resulted in the over or under purchasing of goods.
At Gardenism, we know that Design is about planning. When a project is done correctly, design is what gives you the control of knowing before hand what is needed and completion dates within efficient but realistic timelines. It focuses on client needs and works with an agreed upon budget without delays and suprises.
In any process, there can be a hiccup, but this is where proper planning and experience can turn something unexpected into an elegant solution and lack of experience can result in a leaky budget.
Trying to 'save a buck in' design fees, often translates to exceeding an unrealistic budget. I always encourage persons to find a designer who will work within a realistic budget, and not simply opting for the cheapest company who undersells the competition.