The Landscaping Process

The Landscaping Process and it’s different phases – A residential landscaping project does not have to feel overwhelming. Today’s guest blog is by Colorado Custom Designs Landscapes. The views expressed by the author are not necessarily those of Ocala Restoration and Remodeling. This short article will help explain the process and procedure of landscaping; whether you are overhauling an existing yard or landscaping for new construction. In this article, we will give you a simple overview of the project of landscaping.

The Landscaping Process

The Landscaping Process

The process of landscaping can be divided into two different phases:

Designing phase

The designing phase should contain purpose, research, idea gathering, desired features, styles, and planning. In addition, It should also include a general budget. In this phase, the homeowner will want to work closely with a specialized landscape designer. You will consult with and make suggestions to your landscape designer about what you would like to accomplish during the landscaping project. Your assistance and guidance will be needed during this phase. After receiving a completed plan and relevant materials this phase comes to an end and from here the second phase begins.

Construction phase

Before the construction phase starts you should review construction estimates for demolishing the unwanted structures, installing an irrigation system, and running utility lines. The construction phase starts with the actual building process. Landscape designers may sub out part of the work to another contracting company that specializes in residential landscaping. In this phase, the designer will have to work closely with the sub-contractor to bring to life the design plan created in the earlier phase. After construction, testing and cleaning, your yard will be converted into a place that is ready for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

The Landscaping Process

Some important tips for hiring a landscape contractor.

Here are some important points to consider when you are going to choose a landscape construction contractor.

-How much experience do they have in their field?
-Do they have the proper licensing?
-What is the procedure of their work? Do they subcontract? If yes then what percentage of work is being subcontracted?
-Are the sub-contractors properly licensed?
-Do they have references?

Question related to insurance

-A commercial liability policy is a policy which a contractor takes out to protect both themselves and their clients. Be sure to ask for a copy of the contractor’s insurance binder which will show the outline of their policy limits.

Moreover, every worker who is going to work on your site must have worker’s compensation insurance. You must make it sure that they have all the relevant documents; otherwise, you are going to risk be responsible for any injuries a worker may receive while working on your site. You should always ask for a worker’s compensation letter before hiring a contractor.

Last but not least, you should always hire a contractor with whom you feel comfortable with; doing one’s homework is always a good idea!

The Landscaping Process

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