Is it worth it to hire a landscape designer/consultant?
We built a home on an acreage and will be landscaping this spring/summer. We plan to do the grading/planting ourselves and have some ideas, but the sheer size, shape and topography of the lot itself is scaring the heck out of me! The idea is to landscape with native plants (zone 3) and trees, and I'm willing to do the research to decide what to plant, but I'm afraid that the choices we make will not work together cohesively. Since we have a (very) limited budget the whole landscaping job will take a few years to complete and I'm worried what we put in this spring will not work in a few years from now... Do you have any experience with hiring a landscape consultant/designer and was it worth it?? Thanks!