I spend a lot of time designing flower beds, outdoor structures and patios. I would like to streamline this and make sure that the customer can afford it before I invest all the time in the deisgn. I did read a thread below about asking for a budget. That seems like it will help give me a better idea. Can anyone give me any ideas on how they spend less time designing and more time earning a profit? I know I can't charge for my designs because I only have the landscape contators license and not a landscape architect. Can I charge for a design if it not to scale?