As opposed to most scenery contractors I prefer to discuss the latest model of skid steer rather than discuss charging design fees. As design/build specialists we MUST charge for our design work. I’ll explain why in a moment. But first, let’s talk about two distinct types of landscape companies in Rhode Island. Design Driven” companies and “Sales Driven” companies.
Since hiring a landscape business is not something most people do more than once or twice in their lifetimes, it can be a foray into the unknown fraught with indecision and fears. Read on to find out about of a few of the things that you should look for when hiring a landscaping business.
Bark and Rocks. By using bark and rocks, a landscaping company can highlight your flower beds and pathways. Bark and rocks come in a variety of different styles so you will have plenty of colors and sizes to choose from. By using a lava rock, you can make your flower beds look very upscale. If you have another area of your home that you often use to park cars are walk through, why not highlight the path with some nice looking rocks. Bark and rocks also help eliminate the growth of weeds. It’s best to have the landscaping company lay down a good coating of weed killer, then put some solid plastic or fabric down, with the rocks on top of that. With a good plastic of fabric sheet over the weed killer, you will have very little chance of ever developing weeds.
What if any awards or commendations have the company won? If they have won a few it may mean that they are a bit more expensive but it also says they will be worth the price. The company should also have in house construction support teams. These are professionals that can handle the paving, carpentry, irrigation and drainage system installation. You may also want them to have knowledge of pools and fountain installation.
I consider there to be 9 reasons why we must charge for our scenery design work, but in this article I will only cover one concept which I refer to as “The Upward Spiral”. I coined this term to describe the effect on a company, or scenery designer, when a commitment is made to becoming design-driven. This commitment, plus the ensuing convergence of 4 factors, all amplifying each other, creates a spiral upward. The 4 factors are: Charging a design fee (congruent with your present skill level), Increasing confidence, Growth in landscape design skills and higher level of clientele
Aquatic physical creations also play a big role in ensuring the surrounding looks appealing to the eye as well provide a wealth of color. More of such features could be put in place. Pathways, terraces, drive-through, stone and wood works are great ways to enhance aestheticism the home or the office.
Get estimates as you interview each company. Take the highest and lowest and file them under ridiculous and go for one of the ones that have a middle ground price. It is always safe to assume that the true value of a job is somewhere between the guy who is underbidding and someone who has inflated the bid.
The right to choose company will be able to bring into fruition the imagination of the client. It will rid a person of the struggles of gathering various individuals to do distinct individual tasks to improve the appearance of an area. More importantly, the imagination and preferences of the clients will be met to provide absolute fulfillment as well as introduce a new relationship that could end up in a partnership.
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