There is advice and insights offered by Landscape Professionals that help to pave the way for a cooperative and collaborative relationship when it comes to caring for your yard, garden, and property. These tips can help eliminate miscommunication and ensure that you are both on the same page.
Seven tips landscape professionals recommend that ensure an effective working relationship with clients are:
Appreciate your local species
Understand the vitality and necessity of native species of plants, flowers, trees, and foliage. Highlighting native plants plays a key role in maintaining the eco-system, but it also ensures your landscape the best chance of thriving when implemented in your space.
Remember to be patient; it takes time to establish a lush landscape. There will be some time spent acquiring permits and garnering information before any projects are completed. You will want to consider things like the weather, your cots, and finding the right landscape contractor. Quality results won’t happen overnight.
Think about the future
Communicate your long-term vision for your lawn and property from day-one. Consider your progresses as part of a continuum and work-in-progress. Each task and project that you take-on is part of a larger picture: your overall landscape and curb appeal.
Know the rules
Make sure that you are aware of any local rules or laws that could prohibit landscape design plans. It is not up to your landscaper to be familiar with things like Homeowner Association guidelines, but rather it is on you – the homeowner. Failing to follow such standards could result in penalties including fines.
Clear up any confusion
Clarify what you don’t understand and ask your landscaper for more information if you are unsure about certain elements of the plan. You and your landscape team would rather re-hash and reiterate than have there be a miscommunication that can impact the finished results. Go ahead and ask.
Be realistic with your budget
This sounds simple but it is so easy to become desensitized to costs and go over what you can practically afford. Furthermore, realize what you can and can’t achieve with limited funds. Your landscaper will break down the costs for you to further understand what you can inticipate on spending.
Plan on maintenance
Your landscape will only look good for so long without a tangible maintenance plan. Don’t let your investment go to waste by not maintaining, mowing, trimming, and clearing the property periodically. Consider what time investment you want to make in your landscape after the installation is done. Ask yourself if it makes more sense to hire a team to take care of tedious yard work for you.
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