As homeowners, you’re likely aware of landscape design and what it means for your home’s yard. However, residential landscape design most often refers to the work done to individual private properties. When it comes to the public landscaping done throughout your neighborhood or residential complex, that’s where Austin Engineering comes in. In addition to traditional landscape design, Austin Engineering delves into landscape architecture. While both landscape architecture and landscape design share many of the same concepts, they are different services in what they offer to clients. Allow Austin Engineering to help explain the difference and why you might need both.
Professional landscape designers help reshape your property by increasing its aesthetics, functionality, and environmental value. A landscape designer will incorporate natural elements, such as flowers, shrubs, trees, and more, into your outdoor layout. Additionally, landscape design encompasses hardscaping, which uses features like paths, retaining walls, fountains, porches, patios, etc., throughout a landscape design. Primarily, landscape design focuses on homeowners’ personal properties, but can include public residential spaces and commercial properties as well.
Because landscape architecture is more technical than design, landscape architects must have a bachelor’s/Master’s degree and be licensed by the state. While design is still a component of landscape architecture, the process more closely focuses on implementing slopes, retaining walls, drainage systems, outdoor structures, and utility connections for a property. Additionally, landscape architecture isn’t focused on individual homes and is more relevant for public parks, gardens, cemeteries, subdivisions, etc.
As a homeowner looking to transform your property’s layout, design, landscape and hardscape, you can rely on the services of professional landscape designers. However, if you require a more intricate landscape design for larger residential outdoor spaces (not private residences), Austin Engineering’s landscape architects can lend a helping hand. Our team can manage both the design and architecture aspects of your property’s landscape.
Landscape architects are also knowledgeable about certain aspects of landscaping that are not always known to traditional landscape designers. Using their education and experience, landscape architects implement smart outdoor designs to:
Ensure your community thrives with incredible landscape architecture and design provided by Austin Engineering. If you’d like to learn more about our landscaping work, even for commercial spaces, check out our spotlight on The Foundry in Bloomington, IL. Or, if you’d like to start a landscaping project of your own, give Austin Engineering a call today. The first consultation for your proposed project is always free, with no obligation. We presently work with clients throughout the country, with offices in Peoria IL, Davenport IA, and Chattanooga TN.
311 SW Water St, Ste 215, Peoria, IL 61602
220 Emerson Place, Ste 101-A, Davenport, IA 52801
2115 Stein Dr, Ste 207, Chattanooga, TN 37421