You purchase plants at your local nursery that you have fallen in love with. You plant them on your property, but within a year they die. Why? Perhaps because you selected the wrong plant for the conditions on your property. Each plant has its own requirements for soil type, soil moisture and sun or shade exposure. A plant that thrives in full shade may not thrive in full-sun conditions.
A professional landscape designer can help you avoid costly mistakes, as well as select plants that will reach an appropriate size for their location. Garden landscape designers and professionals in the landscape architecture field have comprehensive knowledge of plants and can select the right plant for the right place. Did you know that our local DMV area (District, Maryland, Virginia) is divided among three separate gardening zones as defined by the USDA? Each of those zones – 6b, 7a and 7b – has a slightly different climate and therefore supports a different plant palette. A knowledgeable landscape designer knows this and can produce a workable garden design.
A landscape designer is also trained in design concepts such as proportion, balance, perspective and massing that will bring unity and value to your landscape design. Arbor Green Landscapes has created urban and suburban gardens locally in neighborhoods that include Bethesda, Westmoreland Hills, Potomac, Chevy Chase, Kent, Cleveland Park and Capitol Hill.