Landscape Planning for a Custom Home

Pools, outdoor kitchens, and electrical needs: planning your landscaping is an important consideration for your custom home design.

There are two types of professionals that can help you with your landscaping needs: landscape designers and landscape architects. By law, landscape architects are regulated and licensed. Your homebuilder may offer landscape design services, or may have preferred landscape designers they can recommend.

 For certain projects, local regulations require you to hire a professional:

  • Grading plans and site draining design.
  • Retaining wall design.
  • Landscape plans and drawings that require a seal of approval from a landscape architect.
  • Sensitive sites and special conditions.

 Before hiring anyone for the job, establish the parameters around your project. Consider your budget, scope of work and priorities. Landscapers have many different styles and approaches, so you’ll want to set up a consultation and find a landscaper that is the right fit for you and your unique needs.

Questions to ask at your initial meeting:

  • Have you worked on a project like this before?
  • How do you charge for your services?
  • Can you provide client references?
  • What do you see as the biggest opportunities and challenges for my project?

Looking for landscaping inspiration? Store ideas and build dreams with a Houzz Ideabook.

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About Ranger Homes

Ranger Homes is a professional building company specializing in innovative and original homes. Our primary focus is on new custom homes and designs in inner city communities. While we are very proud of our own designs we are open to working with a designer of your choice. We are a small company therefore we only take on a few projects each year to ensure they receive our full attention. We guarantee that our standards of integrity, quality, and innovation influence every step of our process. 

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