PREPARE A COST ESTIMATE
Pre-shopping activities should provide the information needed to estimate the total cost of the landscape. Use a worksheet like the one above to generate the cost estimate. Make several copies, in case you need additional space or want to revise your list of materials and services. It might save some time to list similar items on one line. For example, if you plan to purchase five fifteen gallon trees and they happen to be the same price, list all of the trees on one line, note the unit cost, then multiply that cost by five.