Landscape architects use your outdoor spaces as their canvasses, so picking the right professional to set up your backyard style is essential. Follow these landscape architects hiring tips to pick out an architect who will understand your vision for your home.
In many states, landscape architects must become licensed before they can start transforming outdoor spaces into works of art. Check the licensing requirements in your state, and then ask any outdoor architects you're planning to work with if they're fully in line with the law.
If an architect is worth working with, they will want to know everything they can about your space before they decide whether or not your project is right for them. Invite any outdoor architects you're considering working with to visit your home, and ask them to survey your property. It's only after they've taken in all of the little details of your scenario that they'll be able to provide you with an educated estimate, and when they do give you an idea of how much it will cost to transform your outdoor space, make sure you get your estimate in writing.
Once you've found one or more architects who you feel would be a good fit for your project, ask them for the contact information of customers they've worked with in the past. Get the customers' opinions on the company, and then check Angie's List for more local reviews.