When it comes to installing your landscape, there are really just two ways to do it: It’s either you do it yourself, or you have a professional do it for you. But the first way is really only good if you have the time and the energy to do all that work yourself. If you don’t have the time and the energy, then it’s definitely worth hiring someone.
But aside from doing the heavy lifting, there are many advantages to calling a professional landscape artist and installer to do the work.
If you hire a landscape designer-build firm, you actually streamline your costs because you are paying for the design and the installation with only one cost. This means it will be cheaper than if you were to hire an architect and contractor separately. Also, a firm of that type would know where to get materials for your project for cheap, thus passing on the savings to you.
Also, since you are working with only one company, it is actually more convenient because you don’t have to coordinate the two teams of design and building.
However, working with a landscape designer-build firm is not without its disadvantages. A firm of that type is in the business of making money through the actual building project, which means that the design may not be what you hoped for.
So, when it comes to the actual hiring, make sure to hire a company that has an in-house architect who would be willing to work with you on a design. If you have a vision for how your property’s landscape is going to look like, work with that person. However, if a firm only offers cookie-cutter designs, you should move on to the next contractor.
One issue that we have about hiring designer-builders is the ownership of the design. It is highly likely that you will need to hire other contractors to do specialized jobs, and you may have to coordinate the work yourself. What you want is for the complete design in your hands. There are landscape design-builders out there who will not give complete drawings and assume ownership of the design. While there is nothing inherently wrong with this practice, you as the property owner must ensure that you own the design and that the blueprints that you have come with detailed information for the other contractors to work on.
So, now that you know how you should deal with your landscape contractor, it’s time to hire. The last thing you want to do is to hire a firm just because it came up at the top of the search results when you typed in “landscape contractor” plus the name of your local. You should interview at least three companies.
Ask them how many projects they work on at once because it’s going to tell you if a company has the staff to work on your project. Also, ask about the anticipated timeline for your project. Contact Hyatt Landscaping today for more information on your landscaping needs.