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Landscape Mistake

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

They just don’t know what they’re doing.

Becoming a landscaper is probably one of the easiest trades to enter but, one of the hardiest to master. This often creates a real problem for a family looking for a reliable, professional and knowledgeable landscape contractor. Here’s a sample of questions you should ask when you interview a landscape contractor:

  • What climate zone is your home in?
  • What percentage of soil is prepared for the best sod installation?
  • What typical amount of overspray overlap does he set for the irrigation zones?
  • How many days do I have to cancel my contract once I’ve signed?
  • What’s the most appropriate lumber to be used in a raised vegetable garden?
  • What’s the maximum allowed deposit a contractor can accept when a contract is signed?
  • Which plant is better in the sun Coleonema or Ajuga?
  • Which sod is more drought tolerant fescue or bluegrass?
  • What are some of the problems with a soil set flagstone path?
  • Integral vs. powder colored stamp concrete. Which is better and why?
  • What is the max voltage drop on a 100’ low voltage light run?
  • What’s the difference between a #3 rebar and a #4 rebar?

Green Valley Nursery & Landscape Design in El Dorado Hills knows the answers to all of these questions and so much more. Your project should start with a strong foundation of knowledge and quality design. We can begin with beautiful designs and follow that up with quality work. All delivered by a staff with years of experience managed, everyday, by a Job Captain that will assist and work with you on your project from the first to the last handshake.