So, you’ve decided to leave your landscape installation to the pros. But what exactly should you expect? How should you prepare? And what should you do when your landscaper arrives at your home?
Those are all great questions to ask. Even if you’re excited, it can still be intimidating to have a professional come to your home. These are our tips for making the most of your landscaping experience.
Make a Wish List
Perhaps the best part of preparing for your landscape installation is deciding what you want. We recommend making a wish list of things you would like to see in your landscape. You might change your mind later on, and that’s okay. What matters is getting started and seeing what your taste is.
Decide Where You Want What You Want
As fun as it is to envision what your whole yard could look like, it’s essential to set realistic expectations. Where do you want the focal point of your garden to be? Do you have the perfect spot picked out, or do you want the landscaper to choose the location for you?
Ask for Your Landscaper’s Opinion
Ask your landscaper what they think would look good. After all, it’s their job. They’re bound to have some ideas bouncing around. But they might not share those ideas with you unless you ask.
Landscapers often use visual aids like collage boards or computer software to bring their ideas to life, which allows you to see what they can do for your landscape. It brings the concept to life and makes it easier to tell what you want.
Learn the Process
Every landscaper has a different process, so it’s a good idea to know your landscaper’s process before they begin. You can easily do this by calling and asking them. Some landscape companies only design. Other companies offer complete services, where they design-build and maintain their work.
Budget for Your New Landscape
Not every landscape company charges the same rates for its services. It’s a good idea to shop around for prices, especially if you have a budget you need to work within. Working within that budget will create a stress-free environment where you can enjoy your new yard without worrying about your wallet.
LaytonScape provides landscaping services for the greater Salt Lake area. We are skilled in landscape installation, hardscape design and installation, retaining walls, putting green, and so much more. We would be happy to make your landscape dreams come true. Contact us today to learn more about our services and what we can do for your home!