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Difference Between a Landscape Architect and a Landscape Designer?

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What is the Difference Between a Landscape Architect and a Landscape Designer? 

When you think of landscaping it is common to assume that landscape design, landscape architecture, and the landscaping work itself all fall under the same umbrella. All 3 are in fact involved in most projects but each have separate roles in the projects. One distinction is that a landscaper does the actual work of building and installing the elements of the landscape project, and will usually also be the same person that maintains the project by trimming, mowing, and weeding. 

Landscape Architect vs. Landscape Designer 

Landscape architects and landscape designers have different licenses. The type and size of project one might design also differs. Either a landscape architect or a landscape designer may oversee the planning, design, and direction that a space will take, from the placement of outdoor structures to the shapes and layout of softscape elements such as plants in a residential project. When it comes to commercial or public projects, it is more common for a landscape architect to be the person in charge. Here are descriptions of each career choice (the descriptions are also directly from the American Society of Landscape Architects): 

Landscape Architect 

A landscape architect is a registered professional not unlike an architect, but with design skills geared more towards landscape layouts rather than constructional layouts. To become a landscape architect, you must have a bachelor’s and/or master’s degree in landscape architecture from a university accredited by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), you must also work/train under a landscape architect after graduation and have passed the required exams to become licensed. Once licensed as a landscape architect you must attend classes to gain continuing education credits every year to continue your training and keep your knowledge current. 

Landscape Designers 

Some landscape designers are self-taught, but most have taken courses at a college, university, through an extension or certificate program, or online. In other words, there is always training involved. It is not acceptable for someone to just decide to call him/herself a landscape designer they must have proper training. Landscape designers will design residential projects.  

At Rich-Way Landscape our team is proud to be licensed and certified landscape professionals. We are also one of the only landscape companies in Memphis with a PHD of Horticulture on staff and are also national landscape design award winners. You can trust our design services are top notch as we pay careful attention to selecting proper plants to create a cohesive design. We strive to create beautiful unique spaces for each of our clients. If you are ready to take your landscape to the next level contact us today at 901-853-9590. 

Water Features In Landscaping

Adding a Water Design to your Landscape 

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Are you one of those people that will hike a mile for the majestic views and sounds of waterfalls? Of course, it will be a much smaller scale waterfall, but you can still achieve the peace and serenity that comes from the sound of gently flowing waters by installing a water feature as part of your landscape design.  

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Lawn Maintenance Program with Rich-Way Landscape and Design

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You know that neighbor… The lawn expert on your street who always has a lush green lawn. You can also think of that one yard that gets put on the HOA naughty list for letting their grass get a little out of hand, too. The difference between the two yards, is someone who follows a strict lawncare maintenance program. 

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Enjoy The Outdoors More with Outdoor Patio Cover

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Alas, spring has sprung! The days are longer, and the nights are shorter.  It’s finally time to get outdoors. Enjoy the outdoors more with and outdoor patio cover. If your landscaping needs a makeover, the team at Rich-Way Landscape can get you ready for entertaining.  They have you covered, literally and figuratively, when it comes to building, designing, or installing a covered patio or any outdoor project including outdoor living areas.  

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Backyard Landscape Ideas- Collierville, TN

Are you yearning for your very own personal backyard oasis but have no idea where to begin?  Achieving your dream backyard can be daunting. The world of horticulture is vast.  Knowing when, where, and what to plant is just the beginning of backyard landscape design. Try your best not to think of it as a chore, instead, get excited for all of the possibilities. Here are a few ideas landscape and garden ideas to get you started on your backyard makeover: 

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Very few materials distinguish an exemplary landscape from an average one like a layer of fresh mulch. When installed properly, the visual impact of having a new layer of mulch spread over the planting beds is striking in comparison to an adjacent property which has not been mulched for several years.

Attention to such details as mulching the planting bed areas is an indication of the concern the homeowner or property manager has for the landscape. Although I have spoken in earlier articles of the importance of mulch, I felt this would be a good time to remind ourselves of how the practice of mulching will benefit us and our landscapes.

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The town of Collierville has honored the residents of The Polos with the prestigious Homeowner’s Beautification Award. This award is given by the city of Collierville Town Beautiful Commission. Rich-Way Landscape is proud to maintain this beautiful homeowner’s association common property.

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We are proud to announce that yet another home has received the Yard of The Month award. Ken and Angie Nix are respected clients of the Rich-Way Landscape Maintenance program.

We here at Rich-Way strive everyday to bring unparalleled customer satisfaction and service to each and every client.

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Are you looking for a burst of annual color, but unsure about which route to pursue? It is not too late in the summer to add color without losing your investment. Rich-Way Landscape has just the solution.

A small number of Lantana, specifically the camara ‘Lucky’ variety, is a great way to add low groundcover to the front of beds without the worry of pruning, cutting back or dividing all summer. Lantana ‘Lucky’ comes in a multitude of colors, and we can find one that fits the color of your landscape palette seamlessly. These are not your typical lantanas that can reach heights of 3 feet tall. The ‘Lucky’ variety is propagated as a dwarf form without creating a dwarf flower.

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