A house can essentially be called home once you’ve transformed your garden into a sweet paradise to suit your unique specifications and managed to create a visually attractive outdoor space to spend quality time with your family.
But not everyone has green fingers or the ability to create a garden that matches the picture they’ve envisioned in their heads. That’s why you want the capabilities of a professional landscaper to add special features such as irrigation, paving, planting, turf, retaining walls and much more.
Tips for Hiring a Professional Landscaper:
Make sure the company is registered for worker’s payment and has liability insurance in case employees of the company incur damages or injury during the completion of the project.
- Hiring A Company With The Right Credentials
The best way to get the ball on the roll is to ask family members, co-workers or friends with excellently landscaped properties to provide you with a good referral.
You can also consider the following when hiring a professional :
- Does the landscaper have good references?
- Can the organization present you with documentation as proof of their credentials?
- Always check customer reviews on the company’s website to see if there were any complaints stuck against the company or if they have excellent testimonials of previous clients. It is always best to do your homework to make sure you are hiring the best company that will be doing the design and construction of your landscaping project.
- Acceptance Before The Commencement Of The Work
Make sure that the landscaper has a clear vision of the project that you want to be completed. A detailed description of the planned services must be included in the quote before the job starts. Pay special consideration to things such as written descriptions, sketches, measurements, permits and a list of materials and the associated costs. Everything must be put in writing, and once agreed by both parties was reached, particularly about price, then the job can be started.
- Long-term Aftercare
Make sure you have explained warranties with the prospective landscaper as it is good practice for companies to warranty projects to ensure that they share partial or full liability in cases where plants didn’t last, or a statue being damaged during a storm. It could be useful to consider the warranty details, particularly what falls under replacement or repairs. Most reputable landscapers will give you the information on how to maintain your garden and after-care methods for taking care of your garden. Some companies offer maintenance benefits, but when this is not the case, they can give your good referrals to companies that can assist you. Unless it was outlined in the signed agreement, you are not bound to just one maintenance provider, and you are free to shop around and obtain quotes from other preferred companies if you’re looking to change your maintenance service provider.