I've lived in my development for little over a year now. The trees the
developer planted were not to my wifes liking, plus I think they were dead on
My wife replaced the four trees in the yard recently, crape myrtle(sp),
Japanese Maple, and the rest I don't remember. While I really dont care what
my wife plants, I am a little concerned about the tree selection and placement
in the yard. I would like a unified look for the yard, so my question is, do we
need to hire a landscape designer or can we get some ideas out of a few good
books and take it from there. Any book suggestions? Having never hired a
landsaper before, how do they operate? Do they draw up a plan for you and send
you the the nursery, or do they select and plant as well?
For those who may have suggestions, here are the particulars on my yard;
15,000 sq. ft
In Maryland, just outside of DC
Typical suburban development, house in the middle of the lot surrounded by
Back of the yard slopes towards the house, probably a 6 foot change in height
over 20 ft.