How to Find the Best Landscapers for your Requirements
It is easy to think that a landscaping project can be done DIY. It is possible to make a small garden but when it comes to landscaping a lawn, it is very likely that you simply don’t have the time or skill to do it. Hiring a landscaping contractor is the best approach to having a beautiful trouble-free lawn. There are many landscapers out there, so how can you pick the right one for your landscaping project?
Ask For Referrals
If you have seen an irresistible lawn somewhere, do not be shy to ask for contacts of the landscaper who did the work. You can also scour Pinterest and other social media sites with landscaping discussions and ask for recommendations. You can pick 2 or 3 recommendations to interview.
Ask The Right Questions – And Look For The Right Answers
When interviewing potential hires, be sure to ask the right questions. Some of these would be:
Do you have ready-made designs?
Ideally, you should have a rough idea of what you want. If you don’t, ask the landscaper to show you some ready-made designs. If they don’t impress you, can the landscaper make a custom design?
What service package do you offer?
In addition to installing the hardscape features, what extra service does the landscaper offer? What you would be looking for is tree removal, ice and snow management, asphalt and kerb repair, and discounted maintenance.
Is the paperwork in order?
You want a fully bonded and insured landscaper. This will protect you from any liabilities in case of accidents. The contractor should be licensed to work in the area. Check for the reputation on the better business bureau site (bbb.org).
What is the pricing and how is it paid?
Ask the landscaper to make a price quote. Is this cost to be paid up front or per month? This should be clearly detailed and put in writing.
What is the guarantee?
What guarantee can the landscaper offer? The minimum acceptable guarantee for paver and wall installations is 2 years. A 5 years’ guarantee is even better.
It is also important to find out if the landscaper works on the job alone, or sub-contracts the job. This is because a sub-contractor is usually a landscaper less experienced and starting out on the job. You will also have less control over a sub-contractor if you need to make changes. A landscaping project no doubt adds aesthetical value to your home. Getting the right landscaper will make your dream home a realisation.