Landscape Installation 101: Who Do I call?

 
 

If you have a design for your property are ready to start landscape installation, it's tough to know who to call. Wondering what's the right expertise for your project? Look no further.


Landscape Contractors

Licensed contractors are adept at projects involving heavy land manipulation, water and electrical systems, and structural installations. Contractors will usually need a well-developed plan in hand before they can begin work. 


Design/Build Contractors

Some construction companies can continue the design dialogue. These professionals should be able to formalize details from your Concept Plan and progress to construction, making design decisions along the way as you move forward with your landscape installation. 


Gardeners, Landscape Managers, Caretakers

Garden maintenance personnel often provide various installation services. This is often the least expensive approach, though the work scope and quality is highly variable. They will likely be able to work directly with your Concept Plan as a diagram for the work that is to be done. You’ll want to supplement your ideas with photographs of materials, fixtures, and furnishings you like. Hefty projects may get complicated, however. 


Do It Yourself (DIY)

Only if you love a good project! Weekend Warriors will find many projects to tackle within the Concept Plan. Don’t be afraid to call in experts for trickier tasks, like building structures or modifying utility systems. You may need to rent heavy-duty equipment for demolitions, earth moving, or planting, so factor those labors and costs into your decision.


Trade Specialists

Various parts of your plan can be found at our local nursery, home improvement store, and the internet. You can investigate and hire local pros by asking nearby garden centers, or post a request for bids through online platforms that charge the contractor a nominal fee. 

Licensed contractors are adept at projects involving heavy land manipulation, water and electrical systems, and structural installations. Contractors will usually need a well-developed plan in hand before they can begin work. 

Janice Nicol