Change orders or amendments to landscaping contracts and subcontracts are required. They shall identify the scope of the change or amendment, be agreed to by both parties, and be in writing. This does not require signatures by both parties, but does require a written agreement. A text or an e-mail from both parties stating agreement is acceptable.
The minimum contract standards require a general description of the materials to be installed. Previously the only requirement for materials to be listed was a listing of plant materials. This amendment requires a general description of all materials.
Another new requirement is if subcontractors will be used for the performance of landscaping work, the contract must include a statement notifying the consumer that there will be subcontractors used to perform landscaping work.
There are ten elements that must be in a contract for landscaping work:
10 Elements of a Contract
A few samples of contracts that contain the minimum standards required by the Board are available. Please note that these contracts only meet the minimum standards adopted by the Board; they are not approved to meet all contract law requirements that a civil court would look for.