Landscape Designer

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Landscape Design and Layout

March 2015

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

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

Landscape Designer - FAQ

Q How do I get good Landscape Design and Layout work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.


Q What should I expect to pay for Landscape Design and Layout?

A Most Landscape Design and Layout work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Landscape Designer ranges from $80 to $119 in most parts of the country. 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 Designer.


Q Do I need to use a licensed Landscape Designer for my job?

A A professional Landscape Designer must be licensed to provide most Landscape Design and Layouts. To check a Landscape Designer'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.


Q Should I use an insured Landscape Designer for my project?

A Insurance is usually not required for or needed for Landscape Design and Layout.


Q Does my Landscape Designer need to be bonded?

A A bond is generally not required for Landscape Design and Layout.



Landscape Designer - Common Projects

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

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Landscape Designer - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Landscape Designer

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Landscape Designer? If so, it is important to find a Landscape Designer matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.


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