Five Things You Need To Know Before You Get A Landscape Artist
All good things that are worth doing start with a vision of what is going to be produced as well as a plan of how the process is going to be executed. When it comes to engaging the services of a landscape artist, it is paramount to know all the right questions and be sure on what your vision, as the employer is, for the work that will be done. Our happy gardening experts at Bacchus Marsh & Redgum Garden Centre have compiled a list of what you need to know before you get a landscape artist in to start doing the work for you.
What you want to know
The first and most important thing to know is what you want your landscaped garden to look like, as the only way the landscape artist is going to be able to make it a reality for you is if they can somehow get that idea out of your head. Communicating all of the details is important to the process and will allow you to find a landscaper that offers the services that you will need for your vision. Be sure to do your research and find a landscape artist who has the experience you are looking for in the areas suited to your vision for your garden.
Budget and how the costs are calculated
The next most important question is how much you are willing to pay, your budget, and what the landscape artist is charging. Some pertinent questions you need to ask are things such as whether you pay by the square feet or yard, is there an hourly or weekly rate? What is the cancellation policy for engaging the services of the landscaper, and what are the warranties and guarantees on the work and items related. Do your research so that you have an understanding about how landscaping prices are calculated.
What products are going to be used and where are they sourced from
When it comes to what you want to be included in your garden, you sometimes need to be very clear, so that all parties are in the know. For example, a client who is planning to do organic farming would not want the landscaper using fertilisers, chemicals or weed killers that would poison the environment of the garden.
What happens to the wastage?
It is important to ask what happens to the wastage that occurs as a result of the landscaping work. Be clear with the landscaper about what you would like done with any wastage and whether you want them to remove it or mulch it on site.
Who will be doing the work?
When you think about the fact that the landscaper will be a regular visitor at your home and in your personal space during the contract, it pays to be clear about who will be on your property and for how long. Check whether the employee is doing the work or whether they are subcontracting it out to another company.