Often times I'll be asked to come up with a plan and estimate for residential landscaping work. I go and meet with the customer, and find out what they would like to have, Trees here, flowers here, picnic area there etc... I come to the point of the meeting where I inquire about their budget and the customers sometimes seems reluctant to say. In design work, the cost of the materials I select can vary greatly. One thing I like to suggest is that we create a master plan, that they can incorporate over a few seasons to break up the cost. How do you pros handle customers not wanting to give out their budget?