A well-kept lawn can be the difference between having an ordinary yard and a stunning outdoor landscape. On top of visual appeal, landscaping done by experienced contractors improves the quality of your outdoor living space and raises the monetary value of your house. It seems like the reasons to have a beautiful outdoor landscape are limitless, but it might be best to get the help of a seasoned pro.
Finding the best landscape contractor to work on your project isn’t easy, and can be an intimidating task since there are so many contractors from which to choose. But there are procedures you can take to help find the right contractor for you. Look at these five tips to help you find the perfect landscape contractor.
Do Your Homework
Research all local landscapers and compare them. Some companies offer incredibly low prices. You should be wary of these contractors because contractors with prices that low often offer equally low quality. What you want is a landscape contractor with several years of experience under their belt. Seasoned veterans will have experience in several different fields, and will have reliable references from past satisfied customers who had projects done just like yours. Do thorough reviews of their social media platforms and check reviews on sites such as Angie’s List.
Know What You Want
Before you get started, you need to be able to tell someone exactly what you expect for your project. Let your landscape contractor know what you want to accomplish and compare your wants and needs to the services they provide. If your contractor offers the services that you want to be done for your project, they are a better match for you.
Keep Your Options Open
You’ll find all kinds of contractors. They all have different prices and services. Their companies will specialize in different things and be of varying sizes. It’s also possible the company you find won’t be called a landscape company. Some identify as a lawn care company, landscape maintenance firm, or landscape design firm. Because of this, you want to use all of these terms when you search for a landscape contractor.
Regardless of which term they use, you only want to consider highly-skilled professional workers. You want to consider the following when determining if the contractor you’re choosing is worth hiring:
- How long have they been in business?
- Better Business Bureau rating
- Satisfaction guarantees
- Positive feedback from other clients
- Photos of other successful projects
Ask Other People
Review sites like Angie’s List are popular for a good reason. Feedback from past clients is perfect for getting an honest review of a landscape contractor. You can ask your friends, family, or neighbors about contractors they’ve had work for them before. Positive reviews from people closest to you mean that landscape contractor will be perfect for your job.
No matter how skilled a landscape contractor is, communication is crucial. You need a contractor who understands your needs. Make sure you pick a landscape contractor who will listen thoughtfully to your ideas and who has the communication skills required to know what you want to accomplish.
Contact Lehnhoff’s Landscaping
At Lehnhoff Landscaping, we specialize in transforming your outdoor spaces into an extension of your home, while at the same time maintaining the integrity of the property and surrounding areas. From initial contact to project completion, our team turns your vision into reality and personally walks you through the entire process, step by step. Every detail is addressed to ensure that you come away with a finished product that exceeds your expectations.
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