You must first know that choosing the best landscaping professional or a landscaper designer is not simple. This is because you will be bombarded with confusing advertisements, misleading claims or bad information.
There are several landscaping companies and landscape designers who will be interested in your business. These companies might appear to be the same on the surface. But many times, with a little digging and knowing what you are looking for, you will be prepared well in making the right decision. The information provided below can help one to save a lot of time and money whether it is your first time hiring a lawn maintenance professional or you had previously enlisted the services of a landscaping professional.
Ensure that the landscaping company has an insurance and a license. This is undoubtedly the first and obvious thing one can do when they want to enlist the services of a landscaping designer. Professional landscaper can choose from the wide range of licenses. For example, general liability insurance, the floral certificate, irrigation license and so forth.
Any company that does not have a proper license will present potential problems for you. The landscaping must also be insured to cover any injuries which may be sustained when working for you. Insist on a certificate of liability.
Look into the quoted price. Low price can be offered as an estimate. Be careful of these quotes. Instead you should insist on a proposal with details on the services to be offered, and a fixed price for these services. A landscaping company should not have problems with this arrangement unless excavation is significantly involved.
Many professional landscaping companies base their prices on 3 basic factors, the labor, the materials and equipment and the profit. But there are overhead costs that you might not realize. For example, employee uniform, training programs etc. What appears to be an affordable price is often deceiving. It is important to know exactly what is included and required to get the desired outcome.
After you have received a pocket friendly proposal, you now need to get a signed copy of the contract which clearly states the scope and terms of work that is agreed on by both parties.
Although a lot of landscaping companies are very good at proclaiming their company greatness, unfortunately this is not often true at all. Established landscaping professionals will give previous clients testimonials and referrals. If they do not have this, it is better to keep looking. If possible go and personally check out their landscape lighting. Also check with business bureaus and know the ratings.