There’s nothing like walking through a yard with a beautiful landscape design. Of course, maintaining a pristine yard takes a professional’s touch but your landscaper knows a few tricks of the trade to help make their job easier. They’re unlikely to share their all of their business savvy, of course, but it’s still a good idea to be familiar with some of their ways.
It takes some time and a lot of rapport, however, before a professional landscaper reveals any of their trade secrets, particularly about yard care. Luckily, our experts at Lifestyle Landscapes, Inc. are here to show you a few of their best ones.
Even the most seasoned landscaper cannot look at the soil in your yard and instantly determine its needs. No matter how much experience you have in outdoor living design, or how many years you have in the landscape business, soil testing is something only a laboratory can conduct. If you haven’t done so already, your landscaper will take a sample and have it tested at your local agricultural facility. This will tell your landscaper (and you) everything you need to know about how to take better care of your garden.
It’s a common practice for businesses to give conservative numbers in their estimates, however, just like in any home improvement project, landscape work can often go past this initial amount. Ask your landscaper about the upper limit of their budget and the steps they have in place should things go beyond this limit.
It’s not unusual for homeowners to be involved in their own yard work even after hiring a professional. In fact, if you’ve built a good relationship with your contractor, you might even ask to go shopping with them yourself. This can open up more options for you in terms of outdoor, landscape and patio design.
At Lifestyle Landscapes, Inc., we are your leading provider of landscape design and other related services. Give us a call at (206) 621 2626 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation and request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Seattle and nearby areas.