I have a major project with walls, patio and other features. I have gathered pictures, but don’t know who to call.
If major walls and structures are required, especially if your community requires a permit, a certified landscape architect is your best bet.
If you have visited various hardscape suppliers and know the material and area you want, then hire a reputable contractor who can install it.
If no major permits are required, then contact a landscape designer to help design your goals. That professional should be able to recommend some trusted installers.
Final Words of Advice
for every type of gardener.....
Have fun: Spending time outdoors is a gift and a respite from the busy lives we lead. Gardening is great exercise for the body and soul.
Read Plant Tags: Know your planting zone, sun and water requirements. Plant the right plant in the right spot.
Get Help: Prevent costly mistakes by contacting your state's extension offices, and visit websites, libraries, local garden centers, courses at arboretums & conservatories, or consult a professional. A successful gardener asks questions and is constantly learning.
Prevent deer damage:Ask for help in identifying effective deer repellents and choosing deer-resistant plants.
Have a plan for maintenance: Identify if you need a monthly maintenance plan from a landscaper/gardener, weekly mowing, or an annual clean-up. Unless you pave your yard or plant plastic, outdoor spaces need maintenance.
Be realistic: Start small to prevent feeling overwhelmed by the time, energy and cost.
Take time to enjoy your space: Nature will astound you with it’s sights, sounds, smells, and textures.
What type of gardener are you? Occasional? Weekend Warrior? Garden Enthusiast? Townhouse / Apartment? No matter your time or project, there are a few basic tools every gardener or homeowner needs.