What type of landscape work does Garrett Churchill do?
It’s easier to answer this question with what we don’t do:
- We do not install or service irrigation systems.
- We do not do large tree pruning and removals.
We partner with companies we trust and have worked with for a number of years to provide those services for our clients.
Garrett Churchill offers the following services:
- Landscape Design including planting design, lighting design, hardscape design
- Planting: trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses, annuals.
- Landscape Lighting installation, repair, and service.
- Water Features: pond, fountain, pond-less waterfall installation and maintenance.
- Hardscape installation and repair. Patios, retaining walls, natural stone, pavers, fire places, fire pits.
- Drainage: Installation of drainage systems, rain gardens,
- Landscape Maintenance: weekly mowing and bed care, pruning, perennial care, spring cleanup, fall cleanup.
How long is the consultation?
That depends on the scope of the project. Appointments can take 10 minutes for small projects and an hour or more for a larger project.
Is there a charge for a proposal?
Is there a fee for landscape designs?
Yes. In order to dedicate the proper time to these designs, we charge a nominal fee which varies with the scope of the project and the level of detail required.
How long after your visit will I receive my project quote?
The length of time needed varies based on the complexity of the project. We do our best to give each client a realistic time frame for their proposal and try to limit that time to two weeks at maximum.
Why is it important to establish a project budget?
As with many construction projects the decisions about size, materials, and scope of work effect the total cost of a project. Complete landscape projects that include patios, walkways, lighting, planting, etc. can cost as much as 20-25% of the value of your home, working with existing plantings, patios, etc. can substantially reduce the cost of the project. We do the best we can to evaluate the needs analysis against your budget but we cannot give an accurate price for the project until the design work is complete.
What if the cost to implement the project is more than I have budgeted?
There are a number of ways to accommodate this scenario: First is to install the project in phases to assure that goals and desires are met. Second would be to finance the project with a home equity loan, again meeting the goals while getting the project complete. The third option is to design the project to meet the budget specifications.
How much lead time is necessary?
This depends on the time of the year so planning ahead makes a lot of sense! Spring is traditionally a busy time of year for Garrett Churchill.
For example, if you called in May to start a project, depending on the scope of work, we may not even be able to begin for 1-2 months. If you call ahead during the Fall or Winter, we can absolutely meet your deadline.
Is Garrett Churchill a ‘large’ or ‘small’ company?
In the word of landscape companies, Garrett Churchill is small to medium size. A small company would have an owner and a few experts on one or two crews. Large would mean a nationwide company with thousands of employees.
Garrett Churchill is large enough to have a full-time office manager to promptly answer your calls and emails and can set up an appointment for an expert designer to meet with you … but we’re small enough that each project means a significant deal to us!
How long has Garrett Churchill been in business?
We started in 1999 and will be celebrating our 15th anniversary in 2014.
Where is Garrett Churchill located?
Willow Grove, PA.
What is your general service area?
We generally try to keep projects within a half hour drive from Willow Grove but on occasion have traveled to Lancaster, Quakertown, Delaware, and the Jersey Shore for larger projects.
Have a different question? Contact Garrett Churchill today and we’ll be happy to assist.