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Landscape architects focus mainly on the built environment, placing heavy emphasis on material choices. Huettl Landscape Architecture in Walnut Creek, CA.

Landscape architects are professionals that hold a four year degree and have passed a state licensing exam. The major benefit to hiring a landscape architect is that they are licensed with the state and must adhere to specific regulations. Another benefit of hiring a landscape architect is that they will be able to provide structural analyses and engineering specifications.

A landscape architect will have experience with obtaining permitting through city planning or building departments. It's also likely that a landscape architecture firm or professional will have extensive experience with hardscape design. Hardscape design includes swimming pools, patio covers, retaining walls and other built structures.

You may want to hire a landscape architect if:

  • your property requires extensive grading
  • you want outdoor structures designed
  • your yard needs retaining walls
  • your project requires extensive hardscaping and construction

When hiring a landscape architect for a residential landscaping project you should look for a small firm that specializes in residential design. Sometimes landscape architects lack extensive plant knowledge and may work with a horticultural specialist.

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