What Are The Benefits Of Engaging A Landscape Architect?

What are the benefits of engaging a Landscape Architect for your next projects? The answer is simple. With a Landscape Architect taking control of the design you’ll have peace of mind that you’ll get the best out of your vision, the site, and your budget. Here are some more ways we can be beneficial to your project.

Design Expertise:

  • Landscape Architects are trained professionals with a deep understanding of design principles, spatial arrangements, aesthetics, and plants. They can create a cohesive and visually appealing outdoor environment that suits your preferences and needs.

Analysing Your Site:

  • Landscape Architects conduct thorough site analyses, taking into account factors such as levels, soil quality, climate, and existing vegetation. This ensures that the design is tailored to the specific conditions of the site. 
  • They always recommend getting a survey completed of the property to ensure the accuracy of existing elements such as trees and hardscape elements.

Project Management:

  • They can oversee the entire project from conception to completion. They can coordinate with your chosen contractor, ensuring that the design is implemented according to the plan.


  • Landscape Architects are familiar with local building codes and other regulations. They can navigate the easements, policies and guidelines ensuring that your project complies with all necessary requirements. 
  • If your project requires council approval Landscape Architects can take care of the whole process on your behalf, excluding any fees. 

Plant Selection:

  • They have a deep knowledge of plants and can select species that thrive in the local climate and soil conditions. Furthermore, they can create a planting plan that enhances biodiversity and contributes to the overall health of the landscape.
  • See how Orterra’s plant selection has created this beautiful pot arrangement in Kedron here

Long-Term Planning:

  • Landscape Architects consider the long-term maintenance and growth of the landscape. They can design spaces that evolve gracefully over time, adapting to changing needs and conditions.
  • They can design for now and for the future, providing master plans of your project for future implementation. See our Masterplan of Norfolk Village State School here.

The benefits of engaging a Landscape Architect can ensure that your outdoor space is not only visually appealing but also functional, sustainable, and tailored to your specific requirements. 

Additionally, our expertise can add significant value to your property, whether commercial or residential, and contribute to the overall well-being of the environment and its users.

If you want to get the ball rolling on your project, let’s chat here.