Landscaping is a great way to add value and beautify a property. Beautiful lawns and beautiful gardens definitely appeals to almost everyone s mind. However the reality is that landscaping usually requires your utmost efforts.
Sometimes finding a good landscaping company is actually quite hard. What I am saying here is, you may need to dig deep into your pockets in order to find an honest landscaping service provider. When looking for a landscaping company to do your garden you have two main options – hire a contractor or go with an independent landscaping designer. The truth here is that hiring a contractor will give you the same result as an independent one, however when it comes to adding value and enhancing the appearance of your existing landscape design there is not much difference between the two.
Contractors are pretty handy with a tool belt and know exactly how to mow your lawn, but let us face it – a professional landscaping company knows more than that. In most cases they are also licensed to do plumbing and electrical work and may have some basic knowledge on green gardening (how plants grow, whether they are disease resistant, and so on). As for the average home owner, no landscaping company worth its salt will have any experience with using hoes, rakes or shovels. I would even go as far as to say that anybody who is proud of his landscaping business should not be allowed to touch any live plants (and that includes mowing) during the initial meeting as the potential landscaper may very well have some serious questions to answer.
Now let us get started on the good stuff…the good part about hiring a landscaping company is the fact that they already have an established landscape design business. This means that they will probably have an existing client base to draw from which can provide feedback to your work. You won’t have to get started from scratch here, because your landscaping company will already have a well formed reputation and will have many happy customers to talk to and recommend to others. If you were starting a new lawn care business from scratch then you would want to find your feet and stand out in the sea of lawn care businesses. This may mean working with established companies to get your name known and build a network of sales leads.
Your landscaping company should also be knowledgeable about the issues and concerns that gardeners usually have. For example, the type of grass that is most cost effective and also good for the environment should come up in discussions with your landscapers. The types of weed control products that are most efficient should also be a topic of conversation. In most cases we can cut our lawn maintenance time by a few minutes simply by making simple adjustments to our lawn care techniques. A professional landscaping company is going to know all of the tricks of the trade and will save you hours of time.
In summary, if you’re looking to hire a landscaping company or landscape designer then you can save yourself a lot of time and money by simply using a referral from your home inspector or home owner. I highly recommend that you ask your neighbors, friends and family for referrals as well. The more people you tell about your project the more likely it is that a landscaping company or landscape designer will be interested in performing the work for you. A word of warning though, never use a landscaping company or landscape designer that you didn’t use to build your home on!