Frequently Asked Questions

We all have questions

Here are some of the ones we routinely get. Maybe you’ll find your answer below.

Are you a design-build or maintenance landscaper?

Greensward LLC. is a design-build landscaper in Culpeper, VA. We are fully equipped, qualified, and prepared to take care of every step of the landscaping installation process. We have a Registered Landscape Architect on staff to ensure you receive a professional design that will best suite your site and lifestyle. From designing to installation, we have got you covered.

How long have you been in business providing landscaping services?

Andrew Cutright, Landscape Architect and president of Greensward, has over 15 years of experience in landscape design, horticulture, construction, irrigation, and stone masonry. Our team is professionally qualified and experienced.

Is your landscaping company bonded and insured?

Yes. Greensward is a fully warrantied construction and contracting business. We are fully-licensed and certified.

Does your landscape company have workers' compensation insurance?

Yes. Greensward employees are covered by worker’s compensation insurance, in full compliance with the state rules and regulations.

Do you have a landscape designer / architect on staff?

Yes. Our president, Andrew Cutright, has a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture and a Masters degree in Landscape Architecture from Virginia Tech. If you’re searching for beautiful, custom, quality designs, look no further than Andrew.

Will you see my landscaping project through from design to completion?

We will not rest until the job is finished. You can rely on Greensward to provide you with quality service that you can trust. We believe in our work, guaranteeing that you will love the completed product.

Can you provide a drawing of your landscape design?

Yes. Once your consultation is complete and it is decided that our company and your project are a good fit, we will create a master plan. We offer different tiers of design service, from a B6 sketch to computer 3-D design. Your plan will come with pricing estimates. From there, if you like our proposal, we will sign a contract, the design becomes yours, and the construction phase will begin.

Do you offer a guarantee?

Our design team strives to promote the well-being and enjoyment of our clients. We believe in our work and stress the integrity in our construction methods. All work that we complete for you is warranted to meet building codes and industry standards set by the ICPI.

What types of landscaping materials and equipment do you use?

ll of our materials are of fine quality and built to stand the test of time. We use a variety of equipment, depending on the task that needs to be completed. This includes:

  • Hand Tools
  • Pruning shears, hedge trimmers, shovels, rakes, and more.
  • Power Tools
  • Leaf blowers, gas, electric hedge trimmers, etc.
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Tillers, tractors, mowers, skid steers, backhoes and more.
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • We are committed to our employees’ safety. We provide them with masks, hearing protection, and safety harnessing, as well as having our management take classes to stay up to date on OSHA standards. We take safety very seriously at Greensward.
Can I see examples of your past landscaping work?

Absolutely! We are incredibly proud of all of the work we have completed over the years. You can view our previous projects on our portfolio page.

Can you provide me with landscape referrals?

Yes. If you would like more information regarding our landscape referrals, please contact us.

Do you offer landscaping consultations?

Yes. Our process begins with an on-Site Consultation. During this consultation, we will discuss your vision and goals for the site and determine the design direction you would like to go. We can also provide insight into developing a budget that will accomplish your goals. There is a consultation fee.

How much maintenance will it take to keep landscaping work looking good?

The level of maintenance will depend upon your lifestyle and garden goals. For some clients, a Spring and Fall cleanup is just enough to make gardening the rest of the year tenable and enjoyable. However, other clients prefer a more intensive maintenance program that leaves them with more time for leisure. We will develop a plan that is best for you.

Are the plants, trees, shrubs or grasses you install locally grown?

We frequently use nearby nurseries such as Sandy’s Plants and Colesville Nursery in Ashland, Va. Unlike many landscaping companies that order plants sight unseen, our Landscape Architects often personally choose plants from the nursery to ensure we get the best specimen. We also have a relationship with wholesale nurseries, ensuring that every plant, tree, and shrub we install is in good health.

Can you install components like retaining walls or paved areas?

Yes. Many of our projects include installing retaining walls or paved areas. We hire ICPI certified crew leaders whenever possible and train our staff using ICPI classes to ensure that our patios and walls will stand the test of time. It is essential when installing these hard scapes to be sure that the base preparation is done properly. One thing that sets our company apart is our dedication to thoroughly prepare a site before installing pavers or stone.

How many people do you employ? Do you use subcontractors?

We employ several hardscape crews, a landscape planting crew, and subcontract with a number of the best professionals near Culpeper including masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians and roofing companies. We also work with local pool builders to bring together some of our more complex projects. We will never hire a subcontractor who is not properly licensed or insured for the task they are accomplishing.

Does your landscape company work in all weather conditions?

This is determined on a case by cases basis. Greensward will build and install landscape, as long as the weather provides adequate conditions for the integrity of the work being completed and the safety of our team members. Most years we install hardscape projects throughout the winter months because the Virginia climate is so mild.

As a landscape designer, can you tell me about your design process?

We take into account your goals and ideas for the site, as well as your lifestyle. We also believe that landscape design must respect and improve the existing architecture, landscape, and environment. With all of these aspects in mind, we strive to design your ideal landscape. Our designs strive to promote the well-being and enjoyment of our clients.

Will it take time for gardens to grow in? If so, how long?

Most of our installations will look developed in three years and upward. We try not to over plant spaces, because this leads to clients spending a lot of money removing plants they just paid to have installed. Of course, the garden is not static- it will require changes over time and development. We warrantee plants for one year, because that’s the amount of time it will take for them to become established. Our landscape professionals will be happy to help you troubleshoot any plant issues you already have, can give guidance on correct watering schedules and fertilization. A once or twice a year cleanup can keep your plants properly pruned and trimmed so that they develop healthy forms.

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16152 Rogers Rd.
Culpeper, VA 22701


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