By Gene and Katie Hamilton
First, look for a fence company, usually listed under "Fence" in the Yellow Pages. If this project is too small for them, look for a "Landscape Contractors" who does a variety of outdoor work. An online contractor referral service is another way to find someone to build a divider. If you have other yard construction or landscaping work required, it's a good idea to get an estimate for all of the work at one time. Contractors are most likely to respond when there's more than a small job like this project so they can maximize the time and expense of traveling to and from the job.
A contract with a landscaper contractor to build a trellis yard divider should include:
- a concise explanation of the work to be completed including the the type and size of material used
- how the divider will be constructed, depth of foundation, its length and height
- the names of planting materials, if any, (including size and appearance) to be used
- any warranty for the replacement of materials that die after planting
- additional fees for equipment rental, hauling service etc.
- total charge that includes the labor and materials
- payment schedule
- beginning and completion date for the work