Guidelines to Adhere to When Hiring a Good Landscaper Contractor


After approving an architect’s final design plan for a landscape design then the hard part comes in selecting, a landscape designer that will be able to transfer what is on paper into an amazing design. It is a known fact that there are several key consideration to factor to ensure that a client is hiring the right landscape designer.

A fact worth highlighting is that a client needs to do is ask for referrals from friends, family and even strangers as these references enable the client to get a reputable landscape contractor. The client can also inquire from other related building professionals like architects. It is an interesting fact that they usually know the best contractor in the landscaping business. It is impeccable to agree that if doing an online search then the client needs to look at the review of a particular landscaper then the customer needs to check the client reviews.

It is undoubtedly true to note that the next step would be to examine the qualifications of the contractor. It is worth noting that a qualified contractor gives the customer comfort in that they are knowledgeable in what they are doing and are reliable. The customer needs to find out if the contractor is licensed with the local regulatory body. An amazing fact is that most registered contractors will list their license number on their websites. It is fascinating to note that the other thing that a client needs to look into is if the contractor has insurance cover because all contractors are supposed to have general liability insurance and workers compensation insurance.

Apart from qualifications, the client needs to know the quality of work that the contractor delivers. It is undoubtedly true that most landscape design contractors have these pictures displayed on their walls for anyone to see or have a photo album showing various projects they have done like plantings, grading systems, pavings, decks and site walls.

It is incredible to highlight that the client also needs to verify the level of experience of the contractor in handling work of similar size. It is undoubtedly true to acknowledge that if the project is large, it is important to be sure that the contractor has the required work force to deliver on the job.

Landscaping involves disrupting the earth and if environmentally sustainable practices are a key concern for the client then they need to discuss that beforehand even before the work begins. The contractor should be knowledgeable in using the most sustainable materials available and sustainable practices. It is better to select a contractor that has been using sustainable practices for a while as opposed to one who is just catching up. It is important to note that some of the pertinent issues to discuss about sustainable practices involve the following: organic and sustainable practices used, the source of materials, use of chemical free mulch, recycling of plant containers, and the use of power tools or hand tools.


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