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Should you hire a backyard designer?

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Hiring a backyard designer is an individual decision that can be right for some homeowners but not for others. Cons of hiring a designer include the additional expense, and pros include the ability to benefit from a professional's expertise and a design that is tailored to your climate and needs.

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Many large landscaping companies provide backyard design services at no charge when the company is performing the landscaping work or the homeowner enters into a recurring landscaping contract. However, homeowners can also choose to hire an independent landscape designer and complete the work themselves. Some designers provide a rate for the whole package, while others work on an hourly basis.

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