We know you have been waiting for our next post in the “Get What You Want” series (because who doesn’t want it all), so here it is. In the previous two posts we detailed how we feel that being Clear and being Concise are important steps to getting what you want. The third step we feel so strongly about is “Be Complete.”
All of these steps, of course, apply to any facet of life, but for the sake of our discussion today, we’ll stick to what we mean about being complete as it relates to landscape. It all comes back to “good information in equals good quality work out.”
So what are the key elements of “Being Complete” when it comes to getting what you want in the landscape?
- Be open and thorough in your discussions with the people building and maintaining your landscape. A good, honest team member needs to understand everything about the project as early as possible to be as successful as possible.
- If you think it, write it down and share with the team. There is no such thing as too much information. Share all your thoughts and expectations. A good team member will use that good information as a measure of their effectiveness for you.
- Develop complete drawings. This goes beyond being concise simply because if you are complete about anything you want your builder or gardener to deliver, they should be held accountable to deliver exactly that.
- Ask questions if you do not know. We are the experts at what we do and certainly do not expect everyone to know everything. Ask us and share – that is a great way to ensure that you use all available resources to be complete.
- Expect complete responses in return – good information in should equal good out.
We love turning to a client and saying “We are able to keep costs down because of the complete information we received from the team!” It’s all about making exceptional landscapes.
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