You have navigated to the Contact page of the Guide for Landscaping at About.com, David Beaulieu. You may email me lawn care and landscaping questions, although I am, of course, unable to answer all emails. Before emailing, please do two things, first:
- Take a look at the top, right-hand corner of this page: that's where you'll find the Search mechanism for my Web site. You'll see a big red button that reads, "SEARCH." So if your landscaping question is about, say, why your wisteria vine isn't blooming, type something like "getting wisteria to bloom" in the box to the left of that big red button, then click the button. Click the links on the Search results page (if successful) to find your answer.
- Read the answers to the frequently asked questions that follow. My email address is located below, in case you don't find the answer to your question through the Search mechanism or in this FAQ:
- How do I link to your website?
Copy-paste this HTML code and site description:
About.com <A HREF="http://landscaping.about.com/">Landscaping</A>
-- Do-it-yourself landscaping ideas. Resources include pictures, tutorials, discussion forum, articles, blog, newsletter and online landscaping courses.
I no longer provide code for a graphic link.
If you can't insert HTML, use "Landscaping" as the anchor text (the word underlined in the link) and http://landscaping.about.com/ as the URL (link).
- I want to promote my website. Would you link to me in your "directory?"
If you're looking to promote your website, About.com is here to help. But this really falls under the heading of advertising, for which I'm not the one to contact. Here's the Contact link that will put you directly in touch with our advertising team.
Sorry, I don't have a "directory," in the sense that I provide free advertising for other sites who submit their URLs to me (as you would to a search engine).
- How do I get permission to reprint a page or photo on your Web site?
- Here's the link.
- How do I build such and such a type of water feature for my garden?
- Such questions are welcome, but please understand that I can't answer every email, and I'd be doing you a disservice by answering off the top of my head. Landscaping is an incredibly diverse field, with specialty nooks galore. Experts in a particular branch of the field will do your question better justice than could I. My goal is to produce a Web site that serves as a resource. The assets I bring to this function include strong research skills and a generalist's knowledge of the topic.
- If you can't email me back an answer to my lawn care and landscaping questions, what are my alternatives?
As an alternative to an email answer, you may wish to visit my forum, which is a potential resource for answers to your lawn care and landscaping questions. Some of the forum participants are experts in a particular branch of landscaping.
Even if you don't find an immediate answer to your question, stay tuned! I am here to provide a service, and your input is instrumental to the fine-tuning of that service. Your email may inspire me to research and write a future article on the subject.
- I'm looking to hire a lawn care and landscaping professional. Whom do you recommend?
- I'm not familiar with the lawn care and landscaping professionals in your area. And even if I were, it would be inappropriate for me to endorse one over another. My function, rather, is to provide a Web site that will help users research their lawn care and landscaping questions -- including finding pros. For some research tips, you can consult my articles in which I use hiring landscape architects, hiring arborists, and hiring tree services as examples of how to go about finding pros.
- I'd like to hire a lawn care and landscaping professional. How much money will it cost me?
- The question of cost is another that really needs to be addressed at a local level. The costs of lawn care and landscaping can vary wildly, not only from region to region, but even from neighborhood to neighborhood. There's no good alternative that I know of to the time-consuming but time-honored method of calling businesses up on the phone, asking them a series of questions and then comparing notes later.
- Do you provide an RSS feed for your Web site.
- Yes, I do, and you can learn about it here.
- Okay, I didn't find the answer to my question in the material above, including the Search mechanism and your forum. So how do I contact you for answers to, say, some shrub problems that I have?
- You can email me at email@example.com. Fill in the Subject field with text that's informative. If you have a question on an oak that's dropping its leaves, for instance, the Subject field of your email should not read just, "Question"; instead, type in, "Oak Dropping Its Leaves." Also, avoid typing anything into the Subject field that my spam filter will read as spam, else I'll never see your message. Provide as much relevant info in the body of the message as possible, too.