Landscape Contractor

Here's advice about hiring a landscape contractor and what points to look for in a contract that guarantees a professional job. $45 to $60 is the national average hourly rate for a landscape contractor.

Landscape Contractor

Here's advice about hiring a landscape contractor and what points to look for in a contract that guarantees a professional job. $45 to $60 is the national average hourly rate for a landscape contractor.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Landscape Contractor A landscape contractor does a variety of lawn and garden installations and maintenance work, and is listed in the Yellow Pages as Landscape contractors. To find one online type "landscape contractor in (your town)" in the search box of any search engine. Plan to pay 45 to $60, the national average hourly rate for a landscape contractor.

A contract with a landscape contractor should include:

  • Concise explanation of the work to be completed including the type of materials to be used
  • How the installation will be constructed and its dimensions
  • Details about maintenance work to be completed
  • Fees for equipment rental, hauling service etc.
  • Total charge that includes the labor and materials
  • Payment schedule
  • Beginning and completion date for the work

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