A Plus Landscaping Frequently Asked Questions

How much are estimates?

Free! Yes you read correctly. A Plus Landscaping believes that if our future customer have a landscaping need, then we want to hear about it...at no charge!

Ok! I'm happy that my estimate is free but when will I receive a quote?

As part of being a one stop shop for landscaping, A Plus landscaping offers on the spot quotes so you can get an answer right away! So no waiting 3 - 5 business days for any response. By this time we are ready to offer an on-site consultation and discuss next steps for your landscaping project.

What is a on-site consultation?

The on-site consultation is a meeting between the A Plus Landscaping expert landscape designer and homeowner. This meeting serves as the foundation for developing a landscape plan that meets the needs of the client. Through the on-site consultation process, our landscape designer will learn of the landscape goals of the client including any tree, shrub and perennial preferences as well as favorite color combinations and the budget (if known). Our landscape designer will also answer any questions the client may have concerning landscaping and business practices. Finally, once the client decides to proceed with a landscape design and project bid, the landscape designer will measure and photograph the client's property and begin the landscape design and cost estimate.

What information should I provide at the on-site consultation?

The client should be prepared to provide a general idea of what they want to accomplish with landscaping and a list of any specific trees, shrub or perennials that they would like to be included in the landscape design. Additionally, a copy of the client's lot plan or property survey will be helpful with the landscape design.

What happens after the on-site consultation?

If the homeowner requests a landscape design and installation estimate, A Plus Landscaping will prepare a design and estimate using the information gathered during the on-site consultation. Approximately two weeks after the on-site consultation, A Plus Landscaping will present the design to the homeowner along with an estimate to complete the landscape project.

Is there any charges for the first visit with a landscape designer?

Yes. Our consultation rate starts at $75 an hour, with a one-hour minimum fee. Charges are calculated based on the quarter hour thereafter. This fee, paid to the designer upon completion of the visit, covers the cost of our drive time to your property and the time spent meeting with you. Part or the entire consultation fee is redeemable if you opt to utilize our designs services.

Is there a fee for the landscape design?

Yes. For a residential project, landscape design fees will generally depend on the size and complexity of the proposed landscape area. However, a portion of the landscape design fee is credited back to the client when the proposed landscape project is built by A Plus Landscaping.

What guarantee does A Plus Landscaping Company provide for its projects?

A Plus Landscaping guarantees all trees, shrubs and perennials for one full year from the date of installation. Hardscape items, including brick paver patios and retaining walls are guaranteed to the client for five years from the date of installation.

Are there any limitations. on the plant guarantee?

It's unfortunate when a plant does not live. A Plus Landscaping will replace any plant that does not survive the first-year period one time with a maintenance agreement. However, the one-year guarantee does not cover care neglect (including, but not limited to, under watering, over watering or mechanical damage) or damage caused by abnormal weather conditions, chemicals, animals, fire, flood, tornado, theft, vandalism, or other factors beyond our control. The plant guarantee is also voided if the plants are moved from their original placement.

How much can I expect to spend on a professional landscape?

The price of a professional landscape installation depends upon the size and complexity of the project and the size of the trees and shrubs used in the project. An industry rule-of-thumb is that a homeowner's total investment in landscaping (including trees, shrubs, irrigation system, retaining walls, decks and patios) should be 10% to 15% of a home's value. Landscapes can be installed in stages to spread the total cost over several years.

Does A Plus Landscaping provide any landscape maintenance services?

A plus Landscaping devotes its time and resources on the design and installation of beautiful, four-season landscapes. As such, A Plus Landscaping does not provide any mowing services.

What form of payment Does A Plus Landscaping accept?

We accept Cash, Check, MasterCard, and Visa.

Now that you have been introduced to our company and the various services we provide, the next step is to assess your landscaping needs. We have prepared a Customer Questionnaire that will help you establish functional and aesthetic goals, preferences, and budget limits. (The form is available by clicking the Contact Us or Our Services sections of our website) Once you have filled out and returned the questionnaire we will contact you to set up our initial meeting. If you have any questions about the form or additional questions about our services.