FAQ

What makes Poynter different from other landscape contractors?

Some experts suggest spending between 15%-20% of the home’s value on landscaping – an investment that brings both value and long-term satisfaction to your life. If you’re unsure, you can always schedule a consultation with one of our Landscape Architects to get a better idea of what it will take to see your vision become a reality.

How much should I spend? How do I figure out how much to spend?

Some experts suggest spending between 15%-20% of the home’s value on landscaping – an investment that brings both value and long-term satisfaction to your life. If you’re unsure, you can always schedule a consultation with one of our Landscape Architects to get a better idea of what it will take to see your vision become a reality.

How do I decide what I want?

Our team of highly-educated and experienced design professionals will work with you to develop a landscape befitting of you and your tastes down to the finest detail.  You can start by filling out our landscape wish list.  Browse magazines and books to collect ideas and looks that appeal to you.  It also is a good idea to drive around your neighborhood and take photos of yards you like. Let your inspiration be the starting point for Poynter Landscape to construct a stunning outdoor living space that perfectly matches your lifestyle.

I’m not sure what I want, do you have any examples I can look through?

Please see our Gallery page and when we meet for your consultation you will see additional examples of our extensive body of work.

What about drainage and grading for my property?

Here at Poynter Landscape we are well-versed and knowledgeable at planning and engineering designs that will solve any drainage and grading problems that may exist on your site. This includes calculating water runoff from hard surfaces, turf… all before a shovel is put in the ground. It’s math and it’s all accomplished proactively.

Do I need permits and/or approval from my homeowners’ association to landscape?

Yes in most cases. You on the other hand don’t need to do anything most of the time. Our construction management team is well versed in the multitude of all the municipalities’ different requirements. You won’t need to worry if you sell your home because all of the necessary regulations and permits will be followed appropriately.

Are you licensed and insured?

Yes, a good question. Poynter Landscape Architecture & Construction is fully licensed and insured.

What about my buried TV or internet cables and utilities?

We handle all of that seamlessly for you before we start.

How do you landscape in an environmentally correct manner?

Our Landscape Architects and designers take into consideration the type of soil, sun, shade, views, and water usage on each property.

What is a plot plan? Where do I find it? Do I need to measure?

The plot plan is a diagram of your lot and how your house and other structures sit on your lot. You probably received one when you closed on your house, or you can get one from your city or county offices. Our team can also create a plot plan and do any measuring that needs to be done.

Can I do a project in phases?

Definitely, we are happy to develop a plan that you can do in phases in order to that suit your needs. We strive for a pleasant, stress-free process for you and sometimes working in phases feels best to our clients.

How do I know what materials to use?

We will work with you to thoughtfully select materials that are aesthetically pleasing and chosen specifically for your unique landscape in order to achieve the look you have in mind.

Who does the work?

Our professionally trained in house staff does the majority of everything. When needed we will bring in specific licensed and insured trade skill partners such as electricians, or plumbers.

How do I take care of my new plants?

We will provide you with a DVD on plant care, watering, and maintenance guidelines and even a sprinkler system schedule in simple easy to understand language.

Once we agree to move forward with you how do you communicate during the construction process?

We have a very organized and transparent construction management process. We send you a package of information along with common questions/answers about the install process so you know what is happening, when it is happening, who to communicate with and more. We make residential home remodeling pleasant and as unobtrusive as possible.

Is this a good investment for my home?

Good property investment for outdoor projects starts with well-designed outdoor space. We are masters in how humans live in and utilize spaces.