The Pros and Cons of Project Management for your Landscaping Needs

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Whether you need landscape design help, risk assessment for landscaping works, or want a garden sketch plan, our local landscaping experts are here to help and, for starters, they outline the value of landscape project management in the article below.

Read on for things to consider when it comes to your landscape plan, or for tailored advice get in touch for a free consultation. 

Hiring a design-build firm

Hiring a design-build firm can eliminate much of the stress that comes with developing backyard garden design plans. But it’s important to work with a reputable company and understand their processes before signing on the dotted line. Some companies could be managing dozens of projects at once and lack personal service, or some might not offer a fixed price contract. Initial consultation questions to ask include:

  • How many projects do you work on at once?
  • What is your anticipated timeline for completing a project of this scale?
  • Who will design the project?
  • How do you charge for revisions to the design plan?

For more advice about choosing the right landscaping specialist, read here.

Benefits of project management in landscaping

Managing your own landscaping plan is no small feat. Sourcing quotes, organising consent, ordering materials, and scheduling tradespeople can quickly become overwhelming and requires excellent project time management. It’s easy for construction mistakes to happen without detailed outdoor area plans. Working with a project management company can remove the stress because:

  • You work with one company.
  • The design process is simplified.
  • Design-build firms have detailed knowledge of construction methods.
  • Design-build firms are well connected to local wholesale nurseries and suppliers.
  • The cost is simplified.

This garden wonderland in Tauranga and this entertainment area renovation in Te Puna are fantastic examples of multi-faceted landscape projects that benefitted from professional project management. 

Common project management challenges in landscaping

The best project managers have clear systems and processes well established. Some of the most common complaints about poor outcomes include project managers who demonstrate:

  • Lack of clarity
  • Poor planning
  • Ineffective communication
  • Lack of flexibility
  • Lack of feedback

Be sure to check reviews, ask questions, and meet with your proposed project manager before agreeing to work with them. 

The Zones Difference 

The team at Zones understand the significance of project management when it comes to your landscaping. We provide excellent customer service and exceptional end results every time – just check out these fantastic customer testimonials

Our local Tauranga Landscaping Consultants offer a personalised service and are with you every step of the way from design through to delivery. They will always be your point of contact which makes communication a breeze and work only begins once you are completely happy with the proposed budget, timeline, and detailed working plans. 

From simple garden and pathway renovations to his artfully designed Papamoa project, we offer tailored landscaping project management you will love. 

Ready to let an expert project manager take care of your landscaping needs?

Don’t put off your dream backyard any longer. Sit back, relax, and watch the magic unfold as your Zones Consultant expertly manages your landscaping project. Take a look at some of our stunning Tauranga transformations, and then get in touch for a free consultation. 

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