following is a list of questions that will help OConnell
Landscape meet your needs in your landscaping project
and help us prepare for your onsite consultation. Please
address each question as thoroughly as you can. You may
find that filling out this survey gives you additional ideas
or insights into your projects desired elements or scope.
Even partial answers will help; you may also need to check
more than one answer, where appropriate. Remember you dont
need to fill out everything on this survey please
do not feel intimidated by it. We are just trying to get
you to think about the elements for your project and we
have found this to be a very helpful way to solicit your
input. You will be surprised at all the ideas you have,
and together we can bring them to reality in your beautiful
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Where do you need work done?
What hardscape elements were you considering/interested
in for your landscape project?
Do you have pictures from garden magazines, such as Sunset
or Better Homes and Gardens, that you believe would show
us your ideas for landscaping your home?
Do you want a very low maintenance landscape?
Please check off the various factors to be considered in
the area to be landscaped:
5. What style or styles
of landscaping do you prefer?
plants that require low water use and tend to be drought-tolerant.
Formal: plants that are suited for formal pruning
Country: plants that are used to create a rustic
look reminiscent of rural areas and ranches
Mediterranean: plants native to the Mediterranean
region. Plants that fit Italian Villa style.
Japanese: plants commonly used in Oriental Landscapes.
English: plants typically used in English Cottage
Desert: plants that fit a desert setting.
Tropical/Subtropical: plants that grow well in this
climatic condition/evoke a tropical setting
Are there examples of landscaping in your neighborhood that
you would like us to look at that represent your idea of
a beautifully landscaped home?
there any particular gardens or styles that you want to
emulate for this project-
Examples: Wineries, notable local gardens?
What kind of soil do you have?
What kind of maintenance schedule would you like?
Note: Plants such as roses and annual flowers require
more maintenance than ivy or iceplant.
What kind(s) of trees do you prefer?
10. What kind(s) of shrubs/plants do you
11. Do you want a lawn?
11b. Renovate or re-sod
12. Green Your Landscape-
Are you interested in environmental best practices and approaches
to your landscape installation?
Find out more about our Sustainable Best Practices we use
on our projects (opens in new window)
Growth rate preference for trees & shrubs:
Do you have a color preference for blossoms or leaves on
Are there any plants you dislike or to which you are allergic?
you allergic to bees? Yes
17. What is your construction budget?
a budget in mind for your project helps us in creating an
estimate that fits what you want to spend, and helps guide
the development of the project. Frequently we do projects
where we plan for the entire project and then divide it
into stages to be implemented over time.
for more information on setting a budget for your project?
Read our blog post ,
Much Does it Cost - Budget & Landscape Projects, for
a quick guide to landscape project cost.
* Note: Our smallest projects during the busy season are
typically are in the $20,000 and up range. We find that
below that range for smaller scopes we are not the most
cost effective. We know that for many people starting out
planning their project, they don't have a good idea of total
cost for landscaping. If you have questions please call
or email to discuss in more detail.
have a specific budget or target figure in mind
Do you have a Plan from another Contractor or Designer Already?
Is this a new home (i.e. a yard with no existing landscape)?
How is the access to the site (back yard, front yard, etc.)?
What do you dislike about your current landscape?
What is your timeframe for starting the project?
23. What needs or desires do you have for your future landscape?
Are you doing other improvements to your residence?
Do you enjoy gardening, if so how much time do you want
Typical consultation times are Monday-Friday. Would you
prefer a daytime, evening appointment for your free consultation
(please put a specific time)?
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