You’ve spent your time and energy contemplating what you’d like your landscape to be like. You may have collected images for months, considering your options, or worked with a landscape designer. You have a plan and know what final result you want.
Why bother planning if the plan isn’t going to be followed? Or if challenges that come up result in changes that depart from your original vision? Deciding what you want isn’t all that needs done. Also someone needs to orchestrate and organize the elements that make up this project. Above all, they need to be agile and creative and understand what’s needed.
Your landscape project manager is what keeps the endeavor on track.
Duties and Responsibilities of a Landscaping Project Coordinator
- To start, if you don’t have a plan, a landscape designer can help you by creating attractive and professional landscape designs, including planting and irrigation plans.
- Consult with clients to create professional job proposals for their contractors.
- Ensure clients progress on each job is satisfactory.
- Help each homeowner understand what is going on and what to expect, because it can be hard to keep track of so many moving parts.
- Visit the project regularly to guide contractors and monitor progress
- Make adjustment to the landscape as needed, including swapping out plants, changing irrigation, etc.
- Work with you on the sourcing and purchasing of plants, including finding nurseries to use.
- Ensure the quality and aesthetics of any planting is top-notch.
- Finally, your Landscape Project Coordinator will manage projects from start to finish (organize materials, equipment, budget, timeline, and labor)
Benefits of Using a Landscape Project Coordinator
A Landscape Project Coordinator specifies a path for the flow of work from the project’s launch to its finish. They also establish a schedule of specific time frames for each step of the process, which is essential to ensuring that the final project result completes on time and to specification.
Problem Prevention and Resolution:
Proactive project management involves recognizing that unforeseen circumstances will occur at one point or another. The key to successful resolution is to identify the issues in a timely manner. A Project Coordinator will accurately gauge the consequences and find alternate approaches to properly manage and resolve any surprises. Having an experienced landscape designer managing your project can make all the difference between success and potential disaster.
On top of keeping track of the project budget and workflow schedule, a Landscape Project Coordinator also establishes checkpoints where they inspect the completed work before projects move on the the next step. This is how they address possible issues before they became your costly problems. Frequent inspections during the project also ensure a higher quality of work, which will be visible in the final result.
Utilizing proper project management for landscape construction ensures the details of each project phase are accounted for, especially tracking of project materials, equipment and personnel hours. It also improves efficiency in terms of completing the project on or before the deadline, which minimizes cost and saves you money.
If you have a landscape project bubbling up in your imagination, contact Meadowbrook Design to help you develop and refine your ideas into an actionable plan for a landscape contractor to build.