Landscape Architecture Month

You may not be aware of this, but April is International Landscape Architecture month. You may find yourself asking “how can a niche profession such as this get its own month? But you may not have considered what actually constitutes as landscape architecture. A landscape architects main purpose, is to create outdoor spaces that are both aesthetic and functional. The considerations recognized to create a product that fulfills the parameters of both aesthetics and functionality, is where the real work happens. Little Creek has been creating aesthetic and functional outdoor spaces in Edmonton, Sherwood Park and St. Albert for the last ten years. This is largely due to our design office designing and overseeing the projects that are installed by our highly skilled installation crews.

Hiring a landscape architect is one of the best investments for your home, adding as much as 15 percent to its value over comparable houses. A landscape architect is well equipped to design an outdoor living space that will not only add value, but also extend your living space while allowing you to enjoy all that nature has to offer. Arbors, installed seating, fountains, fire pits/fireplaces, patios, and even outdoor kitchens can create a space that is both inviting and environmentally sustainable.

When beginning a landscape project, you may or may not have a few ideas of what you would like the finished product to look like.  Landscape architects have a planA big advantage of hiring landscape architects is that they’re trained to think about landscapes as systems. They will assess your property’s problem areas as well as possibilities and create a plan that addresses both the big picture and the small details that come together to achieve the big picture.

If you are considering taking on the project yourself you should also consider that your long weekend project may actually run from Canada Day to Labour Day. Landscape architects offer expertise from start to finish and can provide a concrete timeline that will allow the project to be completed within a matter of a week or two and a landscape architect will remain involved with the construction to the point of completion.

Ultimately, working with a Landscape architect will provide a landscape you will love. Landscape architects will deliver a finished project that you will love but also comply with regulations and codes. It will be a special place that you will enjoy for many years.