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Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Landscape Architecture And Design Service

January 2014

When hiring and working with a Landscape Architect, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Landscape Architect commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Landscape Architect? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Landscape Architecture And Design Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Landscape Architect - FAQ

How do I avoid the scams and get good Landscape Architecture And Design Service at a fair price?First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements (see the next section). Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifyable results. Download the Landscape Architect Hiring Guide for step-by-step details.
What should I expect to pay for Landscape Architecture And Design Service?Most Landscape Architecture And Design Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Landscape Architect ranges from $67 to $100. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Landscape Architect.
Do I need to use a licensed Landscape Architect for my job? If so - how do I verify license status?A professional Landscape Architect must be licensed to provide most Landscape Architecture And Design Services. To check a Landscape Architect's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.
Should I use an insured Landscape Architect for my project?Your Landscape Architect should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Landscape Architect should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.
Does my Landscape Architect need to be bonded?A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Landscape Architect. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Landscape Architect's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.

Landscape Architect - Services

A Landscape Architect can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Landscape Architecture And Design Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

Landscape Architect - Important Agreement / Contract Terms

A written agreement greatly improves your odds of success when working with a Landscape Architect. Never start work until you have a complete agreement signed by your Landscape Architect. For small jobs use a written work order. For larger projects, use a detailed contract. Never feel pressured to use the Landscape Architect's standard contract. Make sure the following points are included in the agreement:



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Use this notebook ready hiring guide to:

  • Find & hire great help
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  • Get quality work
  • Make a strong contract

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