Landscaper makes visions a reality

 

Last updated 2/20/2024 at 9:42am

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If you can envision it, Clint Decker can create it.

Clint Decker thrives on the creative nature of his work as a landscaper.

"It's pretty cool when you can take nothing and make it into something," he said. "We've done everything from five-acre irrigations to major water features to pergolas with pavers.... I can build anything you can envision."

Decker Landscaping also has expertise in building pole barns.

Raised around agriculture from childhood, Decker laid the groundwork for his career in landscaping working for McPheeters Turf. The desire for more creativity and design work led him to set out on his own to found Decker Landscaping with his mother, Vera, who has since passed.

Aside from the fundamental knowledge base and skillset of a landscaper, perhaps the most important key to success is the ability to communicate with clients in order to realize their vision for their property.

Decker conducts a "walk and talk meeting" with prospective clients to elicit from them what they want out of their project.

"As you talk to them, you start to form a picture in their mind," he said. "You have to get out of them what they're seeing."

The terrain itself has an impact, especially when creating water features.

"Generally, water features in my experience are dictated by location," Decker said. "It's pretty site specific."

When a client has an idea, clearly communicated, the work proceeds smoothly from concept to completion.

While it's a good idea to start thinking about your spring and summer projects now, Decker notes that he makes sure to keep availability in his schedule so he can best serve his clients.

"I try not to overbook and overwhelm myself or my client," he said. "I'm not one to book up for the whole year."

Decker's passion for the work is clear as he describes projects completed over the years.

"It's neat," he said., "when you can walk away from something and say, 'I did that.'"

Contact Clint Decker at 541-548-5174.

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Jim Cornelius, Editor in Chief

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Jim Cornelius is editor in chief of The Nugget and author of “Warriors of the Wildlands: True Tales of the Frontier Partisans.” A history buff, he explores frontier history across three centuries and several continents on his podcast, The Frontier Partisans. For more information visit www.frontierpartisans.com.

 

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