When designing the perfect exterior for your dream home, it is important to know what types of questions to ask when meeting with a landscape architect. In my opinion, every site, project and client is unique and my responses to these questions vary depending on your needs.

In regards to landscape design, no detail should be overlooked since each plays an important role in the aesthetics and functionality of the finished project. I enjoy working on projects of every style, scale and scope. Together we can improve the value, function, comfort and beauty of your home, ranch or commercial property by exploring the following topics.


  • visual analysis and curb appeal
  • plant issues, selection and placement
  • site planning and phasing
  • theme, style definition and event planning
  • useful and usable lawns and synthetic infill turf
  • pruning techniques and maintenance practices
  • water features and fire elements
  • pool and spa design and placement
  • vehicular access and parking, privacy and site security
  • cost estimates, project management and construction
  • containers and sub-surface irrigation
  • roofing materials and exterior accents
  • contractor referrals and material sources
  • small space gardening, vines and espalier
  • noise abatement, odor control and invasive/problem plants
  • entry drives, gates and fence materials
  • livestock integration and pet containment
  • water use and resource conservation
  • hedgerows and habitat enhancement
  • outdoor furnishings and art in the garden
  • paint colors and building materials
  • signs, graphics and address markers
  • outdoor grilling, kitchens and dining
  • native and drought-resistant plant material
  • rose gardens, perennial borders, grottos and allees
  • shade features and outbuildings
  • accessibility, drainage, slopes and views
  • paving materials, gravels and decomposed granite
  • orchard placement and produce gardens
  • landscape lighting and energy efficiency
  • recreational elements, equipment and outdoor games


If you are looking to refresh the landscape of your home or office, I would be happy to work alongside you and to answer any questions you may have during the design process!

Monica Perrone

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Monica Perrone is a Professional Landscape Architect with over thirty years in her industry. She has lived and worked in various regions of the United States with diverse experience including urban planning, landscape contracting, and event design.


With excerpts from Gardens Are for People by Thomas D. Church.

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