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Congratulations!

You have decided to enhance your property and your quality of life by improving your landscape.

Whatever the size of your project, ask these questions before beginning:

Questions for you

What are your needs?

  • Outdoor living
  • Recreation
  • Beautification
  • Accessibility
  • Security
  • Privacy
  • Pet areas
  • Areas for service items or storage

What is your budget?

  • Minimal, just the basics
  • Ambitious but need to implement in phases
  • Willing to pay for quality

What are your interests?

  • Entertaining
  • Hobbies
  • Vegetable or herb garden
  • Athletics/lawn games
  • DIY projects

What is your lifestyle?

  • Work/school schedules
  • Recreational activities
  • Outdoor living

What is your personal taste?

  • Formal/informal
  • Traditional/contemporary
  • Straight lines/sweeping lines
  • Symmetrical/asymmetrical

What are your entertaining needs?

  • Number of people
  • Formal/informal
  • Day/evening
  • Adults/families

Do you like to do yard work?

  • How much time could you devote to maintenance each week?
  • What tasks do you like to do?
  • What tasks do you prefer to have others do?

What are your favorite…

  • Colors
  • Flowers
  • Shrubs
  • Trees

Questions about the company

  • Length of time in business
  • Education/experience of employees
  • Client references
  • Safety record
  • Business license
  • Workers comp insurance 
  • Professional memberships

Questions about the project

  • Written contract
  • Landscape plan
  • Plant/materials list
  • Timetable for completion
  • Payment terms
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