You’ve got your landscape plans and are ready to go. Once you have selected your landscape contractor you should both sign a written contract that details the work to be done, the agreed price, when payments are due, how variations will be handled.
This document protects both you and the landscape contractor. The landscape contractor should also provide evidence of their insurance and have a Health & Safety Policy document. Agree at the beginning about how you will maintain access to the site, where to store materials, how rubbish will be disposed of, how precious trees and other plants will be protected and so on. The landscape contractor is responsible for any subcontractor brought in.
During landscape construction there are decisions to be made almost daily around fine details or bigger unforeseen problems. You can supervise the project yourself if you have the time and feel able to, or you can hire the landscape designer or an independent project manager to manage this on your behalf.
Consult the landscape designer before making a major decision if circumstances require a variation from the original landscape design as they may identify further problems down the track, whereas you and the landscape contractor may not be looking that far ahead as you grapple with the immediate issue.
Finally you have your dream garden tailored especially for you and your family’s lifestyle.
Sit back and enjoy it!