DIY landscape design and creation can feel overwhelming, which is why many people turn to the experts. When you partner with the right designer you can maximize your space and create a landscape that meets all your needs. If you haven’t worked with a landscape designer before, you may be wondering what to expect from the process and how exactly it works. Here is a peak at how landscape designers will approach your project.

Free Consultation

It all begins with an onsite visit. A design expert will visit your location and conduct an assessment of your property and get to know you and your needs. Perhaps you are looking for a low maintenance landscape or you want to install a patio. Getting to know your priorities informs the entire design process. A professional will know exactly what questions to ask and how to turn your vision into a reality without breaking the bank.

As you consider the type of landscape you want to create, here are some things to think about before you contact an expert:

  • What is your personal style? Do you prefer a minimalist aesthetic? Would a more modern design complement your home?
  • Are there any hardscape features you would like installed? These can include: water features, patios, fireplace, barbeques, pools, etc.
  • Do you want to build a landscape that includes flower beds, a garden, turf and gravel mulch areas or walking paths? Any or all of these can be included in your landscape.
  • What is your budget?
  • What kinds of plants, flowers and colors are you attracted to? Even having a general idea of what you like can be helpful.

Taking the time to answer these questions for yourself can make your consultation more productive and give the designer the right inspiration.

Preliminary Design

Based on the consultation, the designer will present you with a landscape design proposal. They may even put together several different options for you to choose from. At this point, you can let them know what you like and what you want to see changed. This is the time to iron out the details, so don’t be afraid to share your opinion.

Final Design

The designer will then use your feedback to revise the plan. Once you have approved the final design, it is time to get to work on the installation process. Keep in mind that you may be able to make small changes as the project moves forward, but the major components of the design should be finalized.


During the installation process, the designer will oversee the project and make sure that everything is going according to plan. You can rest assured that the final product will look and feel just the way you want.

While the design process can be full of decisions, working with the right professional can simplify everything and ensure a successful project. If you are interested in taking the next step and hiring a landscape designer, contact the team at JT’s Landscaping. We serve home and business owners throughout the Triangle and provide the best in landscape design services.