Summer is just around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking about your landscaping again.
Even though the goal is to have great landscaping all year round, summer is really the time to show off your yard. But, tackling your landscaping on your own can be a lot to handle. That's why we suggest hiring a landscaping company.
But, not all landscaping companies are created equal. How do you know which one you can trust with your lawn?
We've got you covered. Check out this guide to learn how to choose the right landscaping company.
1. Determine How Much Work You Need Done
Before you settle on a company, the first thing you need to do is determine how much landscaping you need.
Are you looking to re-landscape your whole yard from start to finish? If the answer is yes, then you'll definitely want to hire a landscaping company that offers the complete package.
A full-service company will help you redesign your whole yard. They'll help you with everything from picking out greenery to deciding on shrubbery placement to determining what plants look best placed against your house.
Basically, they'll be with you every step of the way until you have the lawn of your dreams.
But, if you just need some cleanup and a bit of maintenance done, then a full-service landscaping company isn't necessary.
Instead, a regular lawn care service company will suffice.
2. Ask to See Credentials
Look, we know that the appearance of your lawn isn't a life or death situation. That being said, it's still definitely worth it to ask for credentials before hiring a landscaping company.
When we say credentials, we mean you should ask your landscaper to provide you with the following:
- Insurance and Bonding: This will safeguard you against damages done to your lawn as well as injuries incurred by any workers
- The contractor's Better Business Bureau rating
- Pictures from past projects: Specifically, you'll want to look for pictures that look like what you have in mind for your project
- Client testimonials
- Memberships to professional organizations, such as the local Landscape Association
By being able to provide you with these credentials, it will make it easier for you to separate the professional landscapers from the rest.
3. Ask About Specialties
Last but not least, you'll want to make sure to ask landscaping companies about any areas of expertise they might have.
This is especially important if you're planning to deal with a specific type of tree or plant.
For example, if you want to place some rare plant in your backyard, it would be helpful if the landscaping company had a horticulturist on staff to help you figure out placement. Or, if you want to plant a specific type of tree, working with an arborist would be extremely helpful.
Are You Ready to Hire a Landscaping Company?
By keeping these points in mind, finding the landscaping company of your dreams will be much easier.
If you have any questions about finding the perfect landscaping company, let us know in the comments below.
And, be sure to check out this guide on how to plan your front yard landscaping project.