Selecting a Landscaping Company that Fits Your Budget
Budgeting for a landscape installation project is no easy task. As you can see, there is so much more to think about than what meets the eye. With across-the-board cost increases in all materials from all suppliers, budgeting gets even trickier.
Selecting a company that will be upfront about increasing prices and uses a landscape management program to keep costs consistent is important. You want a company to work alongside you and respect your budget. A company that pushes your budget, doesn’t provide great options to fit within your budget, isn’t upfront about their proposal, or just feels unprofessional in the proposal stage is not the right fit for you. If the company you select does not have an increase in material costs this year especially, it would be wise to question the quality of their materials and/or where they are cutting from to make up that pricing difference.
Communicating clearly what your must-have items are in your landscape and working as a team with your designer can help you to get exactly what you want for the money you are able to spend. Consider asking your landscape design team what programs they use to keep budgeting for items like labor, equipment, and materials consistent between projects. Don’t be afraid to ask specifics about budgeting numbers when you receive your proposal.
Finally, the old adage you get what you pay for rings true in the landscaping field. Check out our blog about how to select a landscaping company based on price, quality installation, and excellent service.
Be sure to check out our upcoming blogs on the other elements of budgeting for a landscaping project: Equipment, Behind-the-Scenes Costs, and Budgeting for Your Unique Property. Visit our learning center to get started brainstorming about your project. At TruNorth, we have a clear process in place and we are ready to discuss your budget, listen to your must haves, and get creative to present a design for your outdoor space that you love!
Ready to get started on your landscaping project in Grand Traverse or Leelanau County, MI? If so, meet with our team of experts, choose a solution to improve your property, and get ready to sit back, relax, and enjoy your beautiful outdoor space.