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Landscaping Ideas Monthly, Issue #02 -- June 20, 2009
This Months Topic:
Landscape Contractor - How to
Select the Right One for Your
Garden Designs Needs
Glen here to share with you my Landscaping Ideas and Advice. Ideas and Advice gained from My Personal Experiences as a Landscape
Designer for the last Thirty Years.
Over the next few months I will attempt to Answer The Questions most people have when they are contemplating creating or remodeling their garden... This months questions relate to Selecting The Right Landscape Contractor.
• How do You Find A Landscape Contractor ?
• How many Contractors should You Interview ?
• What do You Need to do to prepare for that all
important first meeting with the Contractor ?
• What questions should You be prepared to ask the
Contractor(s) during the Interview(s) ?
• Once You've completed the Contractor Interviews...
What criteria should your final selection of a
Landscape Contractor be based on ?
• Once You've selected a Contractor and the process is
underway... What problems can you expect to arise
during the construction phase of your project... And how
should you deal with them ?
For those of you who missed my last Issue of Landscaping Ideas Monthly Let's review a little of my background... (Feel Free to skip ahead if you read this in last months issue)
As I was saying, when I began my career as a Landscape Designer I assisted my Clients by acting as their agent from the design process; contractor selection process; and all the way thru to completion of the project.
The knowledge I gained of Landscape Designs, Client Relationships, and Landscape Construction during the first fifteen years of my career have proven invaluable. But eventually I found the long hours of trying to wear all the caps (Handling the design and construction phases for my
Clients) too stressful.
So, for the last fifteen years I have concentrated my energy focusing on the Design and Budget phases of the projects (Although I do visit the sites a few times as the construction progresses).
I have been able to do this by surrounding myself with a group of contractors and artisans who are familiar with my work and the high standards of quality I demand... Thus I do not have to be on-site overseeing every detail on a daily basis as I was early in my career.
This refined system, and the necessity to surround myself with the best contractors and artisans, has given me a high level of knowledge and experience... Which has served me well when it comes to selecting tradesman and suppliers to implement my Landscape Designs. More importantly it has given me the ability to read my Clients needs and match them up with the best people to help make their Gardens a reality.
It is this Knowledge And Experience in the field of Garden Design and Construction gained over the past three decades that I will be Sharing With You Here...And in future issues of Landscaping Ideas Monthly.
Ok, let's cover this months topic related to Selecting the Right Landscape Contractor...
Sorry, ☻ This Article is going to take
a little longer than I thought...If You are curious about Hiring A Landscape Contractor...
Why Not Click Here To Read The
Entire Article On-line
So You've Selected the perfect Landscape Contractor and Your Landscape Design Installation is underway and everything is running smoothly...
Then all of a sudden All Hell Breaks Loose and your perfect Landscape Contractor becomes your worst nightmare... What Do You Do...
Call Contractor Busters?
Don't worry I have a solution for You!
But I'll save that for next month's issue of
Landscaping Ideas Monthly
The Topic Will Be...
"How I deal with Client-Contractor Relationships
when I need to be the Arbitrator"
Until next month, Remember to...Make Your Garden Living Swell
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