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frequently asked questions



I know I need landscaping, but I’m not sure where to start?





Selecting a Landscape Contractor



Where to Start?

Get Project Ideas

  • Look at books, magazines, and websites for landscape ideas
  • Think about what you would like in terms of Structure, Access, Aesthetics, Budget

Finding a Landscape Designer

  • Get referrals and recommendations from friends, neighbors, and family members
  • Look at contractors’ websites and online reviews
  • Find a designer that will listen and and understand your needs
  • Design Fees are a standard practice with professional landscape designers

Selecting a Landscape Contractor

  • Compare Quotes and Designs- Try to meet with at least 3 companies
  • Be sure to compare quotes ‘apples to apples’
  • Beware of a quote that is ‘too good to be true’ Use your gut feelings- A contractor that makes you feel comfortable will usually be a good experience.

Working with an Experienced Professional Landscaper

  • You will have the best outcomes with a Design/Build Company
  • Be sure the landscape company offers contracts and warranties their work
  • Change orders are a standard practice with professional landscape contractors and they protect both parties from costly misunderstandings.

Preparing for Adjustments

  • A good landscaper will plan for it ahead of time, but often unknown variables may affect your project. o Examples: Water flow, nature, weather, material pricing and availability, neighbors, associations, and government regulations.
  • A good landscape designer will use the landscape plan as a starting point, and will make adjustments based on variables and unknowns encountered on the job.




Areas Service in Southeast Wisconsin



Beloit, Bloomfield, Burlington, Clinton, Darien, Delavan, Delavan Lake, East Troy, Elkhorn, Fontana, Fort Atkinson, Geneva, Genoa City, Janesville, La Fayette, La Grange, Lake Beulah, Lake Geneva, Linn, Lyons, Mukwonago, Powers Lake, Richmond, Sharon, Spring Prairie, Sugar Creek, Troy, Twin Lakes, Walworth, Waterford, Whitewater, Williams Bay