Should I trust a landscape company that is wanting half up front? I am good at landscaping, but like most working professionals, if I was going to do it myself it would take weeks most likely due to having a family and stuff going on. My wife has hired a landscape company, that seems very legit but they want half up front. What do ya think? I partially own a decent size insulation company, and I have to say I've never asked for half up front on anything.