The question is easy enough to answer if you have land, and have a need for landscape to be added to it. Landscape architecture is the methodical research of the various existing geological, ecological and even social conditions that can be processed in any given landscape. Then, the Vermont landscape architects design interventions that bring into being the desired outcome.
What this means is that a landscape architect, such as the one found at Open Earth Landscaping, will take into consideration a plethora of studies before deciding on the proper landscaping for your land. For instance it involves ecology, geography, environmental psychology, earth sciences, geology, industrial design, architecture, fine arts and of course horticulture and botany. The land involved need not necessarily be immense, it can be suburban or urban, and of course it can deal with rural lands as well. The point is that landscape architects work diligently at integrating ecological sustainability. You will find that they also create the functionality, appearance and the physical arrangement of any landscaping that will be created.
You need not necessarily being trying to duplicate the awesome gardens at the Palace of Versailles to utilize Vermont landscape architects, like Open Earth Landscaping either. It is a growing profession that has been called upon to blend science and art all while dealing with site and urban design, the local community as well as regional planning, and of course resource stewardship as well as conservation. Thus you can imagine the various needs for this academic discipline that so keenly employs scientific, philosophical, cultural, and creative knowledge. Many cities have utilized landscape architects to create natural lands restoration of course.
Landscape architects have been in heavy demand in the commercial, planning, parks and recreation, as well as residential markets, but today it even involves security design, green roofs, and stormwater management, as in 2011 we realized many ecological disappointments from extreme draughts, as well as incredible flooding. These are all problems that are direly in need of landscape architects to solve.
It is landscape architects, like those found in Open Earth Landscaping, that have warned the general public that something had to be done about brittle waternymphs, yellow flag iris, common and Japanese barberry, the burning bush also known as the winged euonymous, and both the Norway and Amur maple. For instance, the Vermont Chapter of the Nature Conservancy puts out notices to all landscape architects about plants, shrubs, vines, and trees that are non-native to Vermont and may be invasive to the point of choking off native ones.
Many Vermont Landscape Architects have come from the University of Vermont Horticulture Research Center, very quaintly also referred to as the "Hort Farm." It’s worth planning a visit there, if you have never been, just to see the biggest fully-grown ornamental crabapple collection to be found in the Northeast section of the United States.