There’s nothing quite like digging in the dirt, planting seeds and seeing them sprout, and watching the fruits of your labor (whether literal fruit or veggies, herbs, or flowers) grow. But we don’t often have the luxury of spending hours each day - or even each week - creating our own garden paradise. The right landscape designer, though, can help you bring your vision to life.

How do you choose the right professional to care for your lawns, gardens, walkways, terraces, water features, patios, and other outdoor living spaces? Some helpful tips: