Bluemel’s 50 years of experience in the Milwaukee area creating beautiful landscapes has given our landscape architects the opportunity to be some of the best in the industry. Our designers are full of knowledge and experience to help you with any project big or small. Let’s go over the basics on what a landscape architect is and how they will help you get your project moving forward.
The Purpose of a Landscape Architects
The purpose of a landscape architects is to make outdoor places more beautiful and useful. They decide on where to put flowers, trees, walkways, and other landscape details. They keep sports fields in good playing condition and work with architects, surveyors, and engineers to find the best place to put roads and buildings. They work with environmental scientists to find the best way to conserve or restore natural resources. The list goes on.
A Good Landscape Architect
The first thing a good landscape architect will consider is the goal of your landscaping project. Once they have identified your goals they analyze the landscape around the place where they will be working. They pay attention to the details such as where sunlight falls at different times of the day and year. The weather, kinds of soil, hills, water, and plants that are on location are some other major factors a good architect takes into consideration.
After surveying the area the landscape architect will draw up or create the design for your landscape project. Most landscape architects draw their plans using computers and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) systems. Others use a more traditional method of pencil and paper. At Bluemel’s we have sophisticated landscape software that allows us to create a traditional CAD drawing or a 3D rending. Our architects also use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to see exactly where plants and other things should be.
Once the design is complete, a landscape architect will write up a report. This report or presentation includes the type of plants and materials, notes on placement, and the cost of the project. A good landscape architect will set up a time to present and discuss the design. This meeting will allow you to see the layout and make revisions if needed.
If you are doing a large project and the contractor that comes to your property can’t create a design for you then I would suggest finding a different contractor. A good architect is an essential piece of the puzzle for creating a beautiful or functional landscape.
Landscape Architects in Milwaukee Area
If you are looking for an experienced landscape architect for your next landscaping project please contact Bluemel’s at 414-282-4220 or fill out our Request a Quote form. Our experienced architect can help you with any design big or small.