Not all projects need a design. The scope of the project to be completed will determine the need for a design. Enlarging a planting bed or adding simple elements to the landscape can be done with a verbal description or rough sketch. As the complexity of the project increases, such as with the re-landscaping of a backyard after a pool is installed, a design/plan may be a valuable tool in helping you visualize the project. A design ensures that you are able to see how the project will look in proportion to your property, and will aid in coordinating different elements of a project such as a pool, fence and the landscaping.