Posted: 07/08/2014 at 20:38
The secret to any large contract or job is to split it into smaller pieces. It then becomes manageable.
Each area should be treated as a small garden and the work done accordingly with time slots and pre planning with the team you have according to their experience.
If you lack experience in a sector you hire in specialists to do the work.
Making use of trusts and expert advice in certain area's will be crucial especially with a wetland area and forestry.
As a planner for major police operations, the use of specialists in relevant area's was crucial and the advice they can give to you as to their capabilities can save you a headache and lost time.
Now as a gardener, big gardens aren't daunting, they just need planning and direction and full use of resources Being able to say you don't know enough about something to do it confidently is appreciated more than making a hash of things.
The gardening year, is planned by most of us every year, so you have a head start. Use technology to the full and if not a spreadsheet.
Big jobs are a succession of smaller jobs one after the other. Don't be daunted and a week isn't enough for 10 acres unless you have a very large team.
Tell the client the truth and don't overestimate your capabilities and never be afraid to ask someone for help.
That's the best advice I can give, having made most of the mistakes you can make!