CLCA East Bay Chapter
Four Steps to a Professional Landscape

Whether it's your first home or your dream home, here are 4 STEPS you can take to ensure that your NEW LANDSCAPE exceeds your needs and meets your DREAMS:

Step 1The first step toward a professional landscape is to clearly identify what purposes the landscape must serve. Why Are You Landscaping?

Step 2The cost of your project will varying, depending on:

  • The overall size of the area to be landscaped
  • The features to be included
  • The state of the current terrain
  • The choices you make regarding materials, details and level of craftsmanship

Step 3Depending upon the scope of your project and your budget, there are several choices when choosing who will design your landscape:

  • A Landscape Architect. A professional licensed by the state of California who can develop plans that can be put out to bid by landscape contractors
  • A Design/Build Landscape Contractor. A professional licensed by the state of California who can design -- and then create -- your landscape
  • Landscape Designers. Unlicensed individuals which provide ideas, conceptual plans and planting plans.

Step 4You don't really purchase a landscape. You buy the services of a landscape contractor to install and construct the project you want. Here are a few steps you can take to ensure that your landscaping experience fulfills your desires.

  • Get referrals from friends and neighbors who have landscaping you admire, or from the landscape architect who developed your plans.
  • Contact the California Landscape Contractors Association at (916) 830-2780 for a list of landscape professionals in your area. Ask for the brochure "How To Hire A Landscape Contractor." Or, visit the landscape contractor search engine on this web site.


Copyright: California Landscape Contractors Association

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