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Welcome to the Property Owner Questionnaire

 The Property Owner Questionnaire allows us to best serve you and insures your satisfaction with your landscape. 
Please allow about 30 minutes to complete this questionnaire. 
You may complete this questionnaire one of two ways:

You may fill in the blanks while on the website, and then print the questionnaire out.
OR
You may first print out the questionnaire and then complete it offline.  
At this time, information cannot be submitted online.  Please mail or fax the questionnaire to us.

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Property Owner Questionnaire Package


Botanica 
Fine Gardens and Landscapes
N2649 Schofield Rd
Lake Geneva, WI 53147
PHONE (262) 248-7513
FAX (262) 248-0619
www.botanicawisconsin.com
info@botanicawisconsin.com

 

**** Please fill out this booklet prior to your appointment. ****

1. Client Names:   

2. Mailing Address: Street       

  City/Town

  State Zip Code 

3. Phone Number:  
Work
Home
Cell

Work
Home
Cell

Work
Home
Cell

 

Completion List (Prior to Meeting) (Questions 4-14)

If available, the following items should be gathered prior to your meeting.

 Please indicate whether or not you have the following items:

YES

NO

 

4. Completed Questionnaire

 

 

5. Set aside space to meet.
(Kitchen table, family or living room, outdoor table in good weather).
    Copies of the following for Botanica to keep for reference:

6. Covenants

7. Certified survey

8. House plans

9. Site plan for construction

10. Septic system plan

11. Wetland, flood plain or ordinary high water mark plan

12. Existing permits, compliance orders and/or enforcement actions (fines)

13. Communications that apply

14. Previous landscape plans

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Budget & Finance (Questions 15-20)
Budget is the single most important aspect of your project. By listing your budget we can make recommendations to give you the biggest impact for your dollar.

As a service to our clients it is our policy that all decision-makers in the household/business be part of the landscaping planning process. Making an investment in landscaping can be fun and fulfilling in a variety of ways. It is very important that anyone who will have input now or in the future be represented in the early planning stages to insure satisfactory results.

15. Please list below the partners making the decisions regarding the project.

 

 

 

(Please enter name above)   (Please enter name above)

Financial Decisions  

Financial Decisions

Maintenance Decisions  

Maintenance Decisions

Design Decisions  

Design Decisions

Telephone Contact  

Telephone Contact

YES

NO  

16. We want to purchase a professional design from Botanica.

17. We want to hire Botanica for the installation.

18. We are do-it-yourselfers and would like to use a design from Botanica and purchase materials from Botanica, but will complete the work ourselves.

19. We are do-it-yourselfers and would like to join the Growers Club to order specialty plants and materials. (coming soon!)
20. Budgeting Worksheet

INSTALLATION YEAR

BUDGET AMOUNT/YR Whatever you indicate on the chart should be what you want to spend.

We want to give you the best looking landscape possible within your financial means. Decisions about material types and land formation are made based on budgetary allowances.

For your convenience, you can choose to budget amounts to phase in your landscape over as many as five years.

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

 

$1,000.00-$3,000.00

$5,000.00

$10,000.00

$15,000.00

$20,000.00

$30,000.00

$40,000.00

$50,000.00 or more

We will make your budget work for you.

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Priorities (Questions 21-25)
21. What are the most important areas in your landscape to resolve/fix/develop?
FIRST
SECOND
THIRD
FOURTH

22. We will not accept this plant, material or feature in our landscape

 

23. We must have these plants, materials, or features in our landscape

 

24. This job has to be done by (Date)      due to a special event.

25. Our special event is on (Date)     

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Property Management: Special Section (Question 26)
Large properties have broader and more exhaustive landscape objectives and issues. Botanica can assist you with the sound management of properties from one to one-thousand acres. If your property is less than one acre you still may want to fill out this section.
26. In which areas are you in need of assistance?

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Site plans

Building on a wooded lot

Trails, roads and driveways

Construction Management

Parking areas

Forestry Management

Bridges and culverts

Wildlife Management

Ponds

Recreational development

Vegetative screening

Permitting

Erosion control

Integrated Pest Management

General property maintenance

Tree planting

Lakescaping

Wildlife plantings
All Properties: Please continue on next page

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Design Analysis (Question 27-37)
27. The emphasis of our project is:
YES NO  
Total renovation
New property landscaping
Adding to existing landscaping
Commercial landscaping
Large property management
28. Our design should include:
YES NO  
Only what our budget will allow (see "Budget & Finance" page 2).
All areas of interest.
29. Our level of outdoor enjoyment is:
YES NO  
We never see our outdoor property.
We prefer to enjoy outdoor views from inside our home.
We are outdoors as long as the weather is nice and the insects are not bothering us.
We are outdoors no matter what the weather.
30. Our style is as follows:
YES NO  
We prefer to have our landscape blend in with the adjoining landscapes.
We want our own unique landscape but prefer that it be complemented by surrounding properties.
We want a landscape that stands out from the rest and defines ours as an outstanding property.
All plants should be clipped into formal shapes with a very neat and orderly emphasis.
Plants should grow together with a full blending of colors and textures.
Plants should have adequate spacing, but I prefer an informal feel.
Plants should be spaced far enough apart that they don't touch at all.
We enjoy a combination of both formal and informal plantings.
31. Our maintenance requirements are as follows:
YES NO  
We will spend most of our time working on our property
We are busy with other projects but like to dabble on our property
Although we do realize that some maintenance will have to be done we are very busy and would rather not have to maintain our property.
32. Plant & Material Preferences:
YES NO  
We enjoy a combination of evergreen and leafy plants.
We want deciduous (leaf-losing) plants in our landscape.
We want evergreen plants in our landscape.
We want ornamental grasses included in our planting beds or landscape.
We prefer native plants.
We prefer fruit, nuts, berries and other edible landscaping.
We prefer perennial groundcovers covering our beds.
We prefer to see bark mulch between plantings.
We prefer stone mulch.
We prefer the use of natural materials whenever possible (materials that occur in our area).
We prefer exotic materials (materials that are not from our area).

We prefer man-made materials (plastics, metals, composites, etc).
33.  We are interested in the following landscape types:

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Landscaping

Prairie Plantings

Lakescaping
(shoreline restoration)

Native Only Landscaping

Ponds and Water Gardens

Other (please describe below)
     
34.  We are interested in highlighting the following on our property:

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Butterflies

Rock or Japanese Gardens

Hummingbirds

Vegetables

Songbirds

Herbs

Moonlight Gardens

Fruits

Cut Flowers

Woodland Plants

Fragrances

Native Plants

Water Garden , Pond, Fountain

Prairie Plants

Bulbs      
           
35.  We enjoy the following colors:

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Red

Orange

Burgundy

Yellow

Pink

Brown

Fuchsia

Cream

Purple

White

Blue

Gray

Green

Black
36.  The following activities occur on our property:

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Ball tossing

Bocce

Croquet

Horseback Riding

Football

Reading

Baseball

Sunbathing

Soccer

Clothesline

Badminton/Volleyball

Swing Set

Fly Casting

Child's Swimming Pool

Golf Swing Practice

Club House

Working on Vehicles

Beach

Woodworking

Dock

Picnics & Barbecues

Boating

Camp or cooking fire

Swimming

Debris & Leaf Burning

X-Country Skiing

Dog Run

Hiking
37.  Other Considerations

YES

NO

 

We are interested in having lighting designed into our plan.

We are interested in irrigation systems.

We own statuary that needs to be placed in our plan.

 

We are interested in having the following designed into our plan:
   

 

Bench   Trellis
   

 

Sidewalks   Obelisk
   

Deck   Arbor
   

Patio   Gazebo
   

Other
(please list):
  Pergola
   

 

 

Maintenance and Establishment (Questions 38-41)
IRRIGATION
After planting it is important to keep the plants properly watered during establishment. It is the homeowner's responsibility to make sure that the watering is done. During summer establishment it may only take a day without watering for some plants to die.
38. What accommodations have you made to water your plants?

YES

NO

 

We have made arrangements for our plants to be watered daily.

We have adequate hose lengths to reach the areas to be watered.

We will coordinate with our irrigation company.

We would like Botanica to take care of our watering until plants are established.

Other.
WEED CONTROL
Keeping weeds and pests from competing with your new plants is essential to their establishment and survival.
39. How would you like us to take care of weeds?

YES

NO

 

We would like to control our own weeds.

We would like Botanica to train us, or our staff to control the weeds.

We would like Botanica to take care of weeding.

We need more information  

 

MAINTENANCE
All landscapes need a certain level of maintenance. Maintenance may include but is not limited to mowing grass, weeding, pruning, deadheading flowers, protecting plants and watering. Maintenance is an issue that all property owners must address. Specialized products can be installed to reduce costs over time. Please estimate the amount of time & money you have in your annual budget to address maintenance concerns.
40. We plan on having our landscape maintenance done by:      (check all that apply):

Professional Lawn Service Handyman

Ourselves
(
Maintenance Hours per week):
 

Botanica
(Maintenance budget per year):

 

 

 
41. The following animals that can severely damage landscaping may visit our property:
Deer  Moles  River Otters  Farm Animals
Rabbits  Porcupines  Beavers  Dogs
Mice/Voles  Skunks  Muskrats  Other:

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On-Site Conditions Sheet (Questions 42-47)

Employees on the job must be aware of the following conditions located on the property:

42. What utility hazards may be encountered on your property?

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Septic tanks or system - do not drive over

Poorly Identified Property Lines

Unmarked propane lines

Buried Fuel Tanks

Unmarked utilities: wires, pipes, cable

Abandoned Well

Low overhead wires

 

 

 
43. What vegetative hazards may be encountered on your property?
YES NO   YES NO  
Shrubs or trees with thorns Slippery underfoot (leaves, etc)
Low Branches Obstacles (fallen trees, etc)
Poison Ivy Hazardous Trees
44. What topographic hazards may be encountered on your property?

YES

NO

  YES NO  
Steep Slopes Wetland Areas
Hidden dips and holes Standing water
Uneven terrain Lake or stream
     Falling Rocks      
45. What exposure hazards may be encountered on your property?

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Severe heat - radiates off buildings

High Waves

Severe wind - tunneling effect

Areas that Flood
46. What animal, insect and other hazards may be encountered on your property?

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Wasps or wasp nest present

Barbed Wire Fencing

Loose pets

 Other:

Pet Debris

 

 

     

 

 

 
47. What other considerations apply to your property?

YES

NO

 

YES

NO

 

Children will use site when work crew departs

A Botanica sign is allowed on-site

Adults will be in work areas

 

 

Water available on-site

Security & theft concerns for materials left on site
 

We look forward to hearing from you.   
Call 262/ 248-7513