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Phoenix landscape designers add meaningful value to any outdoor project. In fact, it’s one of the best investments you can make for your home. Some industry experts estimate you can even increase the value of your home by as much as 15 percent compared to other properties in your neighborhood. For more information about Phoenix Landscape Designers, visit . – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Phoenix Landscape Designers: Why Hiring a Designer is a Sound Investment


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Phoenix Landscape Designers
  • Why Hiring a Designer is a Sound Investment

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Phoenix Landscape Designers
Phoenix landscape designers add meaningful value
to any outdoor project.
In fact, its one of the best investments you can
make for your home.
Some industry experts estimate you can even
increase the value of your home by as much as 15
percent compared to other properties in your
neighborhood.
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Phoenix Landscape Designers
What do Phoenix landscape designers bring to the
table?
1. - Theyre professionally trained in the
horticulture. - They understand what
plants will work in your environment and how they
must be maintained. -
Theyll recommend just the right plant in terms
of size, look and location.
2. - They know the principles of design.
- Theyre well versed in design concepts like
proportion, unity, balance, perspective,
color, texture and more.
3. - Phoenix landscape designers have experience
working as part of a team. - Theyre
expert planners who can work with contractors,
vendors, government agencies and
others to ensure your job is completed to
expectations.
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Phoenix Landscape Designers
What do Phoenix landscape designers bring to the
table?
Using this combined expertise, Phoenix landscape
designers can help you avoid costly mistakes with
your outdoor space.
Instead, they use integrated concepts to
transform your yard into a retreat youll use for
years to come.
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Phoenix Landscape Designers
Considerations when Hiring Phoenix Landscape
Designers
  • Think carefully about what you want as the end
    result. How do you want it to look? Gather and
    document ideas of elements you want to include.
    Magazines, websites, catalogues and other
    reference materials can help generate ideas.
  • Identify all the uses of the new space. Will you
    be creating a retreat for peace and quiet? Do
    you want a space for entertaining? Will you be
    playing sports or doing other outdoor activities?
    Will you be serving food and need outdoor
    kitchen facilities? Are you trying to enhance
    your curb appeal?
  • What about maintenance of the new space? Will it
    require a lot of time to keep up? Will you have
    to hire maintenance workers to help? If so, will
    these added, ongoing costs fit your budget?

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Phoenix Landscape Designers
Determine a Realistic Budget
You need to establish the costs so you can
develop a budget.
Doing this is frustrating and disappointing for
homeowners and Phoenix landscape designers.
Your landscape designer wants you to be happy
with the end project. They dont want to have to
start taking elements away that you had your
heart set on because the budget wont support
them.
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Phoenix Landscape Designers
Determine a Realistic Budget
One method is to identify what you want as
discussed above, then assign the costs.
The final cost is your budget, if you can afford
it. If you cant afford it, you can start to
prioritize each element of the design and start
eliminating the things least important to you.
Another method is to use a percentage of your
homes current value to set a budget for
landscape improvement projects.
According to Virginia Tech, an accepted rule of
thumb is to start with five to 10 percent of your
homes worth.
Remember Landscapes grow in value over time
compared to other remodeling projects that lose
value after completion.
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Phoenix Landscape Designers
Determine a Realistic Budget
Finally, you can take the approach of what you
can afford first.
What money do you have set aside that you can
devote to a professional landscape project?
With the help of Phoenix landscape designers, you
can match projects to the budget you have
available.
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Phoenix Landscape Designers
Creating new outdoor space can be invigorating.
You can expand the usage areas of your existing
home and create a whole new environment.
Working with professional Phoenix landscape
designers can open the door to a whole world of
opportunities.
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About the Author
Jim Lucas is Vice President of Design at Creative
Environments, the largest and most respected
landscape and pool design company in Arizona
since 1950. For more information about Phoenix
Landscape Designers, visit our website at
http//www.creativeenvironments.com.
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