I have been in in lawn maintenance for quite a few years. I tend to shy away from larger landscaping jobs for the simple reason i am not very artistic. I can do the work but on the design side i am not very imaginative. My question is do any of you hire a designer just to layout your job and you do the work? If so, how do you go about it? How do you know the designer will not just take the job? Other then asking the customer what type of plants, mulch, ect.. they prefer, what else do you need to take to a designer? Finally, what if the home owner decides not to go through with the job, how do you not get stuck with the design bill?