Frequently Asked Questions
1. How do I start the landscaping process?
The first step in landscaping your home is to schedule an on-site consultation with one of our landscape designers. The on-site consultation between the landscape designer and homeowner serves as the foundation for developing a landscape plan that meets the needs of the client. Through the on-site consultation process the 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). The landscape designer will also answer any questions the client may have concerning landscaping and business practices.
If the client decides to proceed with a landscape design and proposal, the landscape designer will measure and photograph the client's property, and begin the design process.
2. What information should I provide at the on-site consultation?
The client may wish to provide a general idea of what they want to accomplish with landscaping and a list of any specific trees, shrubs or perennials that they would like to be included in their new landscape.
3. What happens after the on-site consultation?
Your landscape designer will prepare a landscape design and proposal using the information gathered during the on-site consultation. Landscape designs are generally completed within two to three weeks after the on-site consultation. When your landscape design is complete, your designer will schedule a time convenient to you for review of the landscape design and the proposal to complete your landscape project.
4. Is there a fee for the landscape design?
The landscape design remains the property of Red Oak Landscaping until the client accepts the landscape proposal or purchases the design. Landscape design fees will depend on the time required to prepare the design; however most design fees will range between $350 to $600.
5. What guarantee does Red Oak Landscaping provide for its projects?
Red Oak Landscaping guarantees all trees, shrubs and perennials for three full years from the date of installation. Hardscape items, including brick paver patios and retaining walls, are guaranteed to the client for ten years from the date of installation. Please visit our Warranty Page for details.
6. How much can I expect to spend on a new four-season landscape for my home?
Please visit our Pricing Page for details.
7. Does Red Oak Landscaping provide any landscape maintenance services?
Red Oak Landscaping provides maintenance services for those landscapes it has designed and created. These services include mulch top dressing, shrub pruning and general landscape bed maintenance.