What to Expect from Landscape Contractors

There is so much that can be done with a piece of land to add to the beauty of any property in Sacramento. Hiring professional landscape contractors, who are trained designers to guide you through the complete process of transforming your bare piece of land, can never go wrong. If you have never worked with a Sacramento landscape contractor before, here is what you can expect when you work with them.

When You First Meet Them

Before you meet your Sacramento landscape contractor, make sure you have some ideas ready to tell them what you are looking for and an estimate of how much you can spend.  Your contractor might ask you a few questions, such as how you want to use the yard, the purpose of redesigning your landscape, and so on. If you are prepared for the first consultation, it will speed up the process and make the best use of your time.

Design Concept

After the initial consultation, the contractor will work on a concept to discuss with you. This initial plan will present the overall layout and give you a rough idea of how different elements will be placed in the landscape. This is to ensure that the designer and the client are on the same page regarding the vision for the yard. This is the chance to request any changes and to confirm that you agree on the details. If the project is small, the contractor may skip this step.

Designing the Landscape

Professional landscape contractors typically use computer programming to design a landscape to better visualize the final design. This is the starting point of the landscape being designed, so there is still opportunity to make any changes. During this stage, designers will ask more specific questions and you will make final selections of materials. Should you have any design changes, it is important to ask if the cost for revisions is charged at this stage of the design process.

Getting a Copy of the Landscape Design

After spending hours talking to you, measuring the site, and creating the design, you are nearly at the final stage of the designing process. Since most landscape companies consider the designs as intellectual property, you may not be provided with a copy unless you have already requested and agreed to certain terms and conditions.

Final Design Review

The process of designing and finalizing a landscape may take a few weeks to be completed. The design must be drawn to scale from different perspectives and in color. The final design will carefully detail the location of patios, walkways, trees, shrubs, and other features so that there are no problems while implementing the design. There will also be a list of materials required and their quantities and other specifications. You will receive this list so that both the contractor and you have something to fall back on in case of miscommunication.

Once everything is finalized, you will receive a final invoice from the contractor and the final estimate for the project. Our experienced landscape designers in Sacramento go out of the way to ensure that you receive excellent service within your budget. Request a consultation with our team for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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