Considering hiring a professional to perform landscape work on your property? That can be a big decision to make. You want someone who delivers quality work but that’s also safe and well-informed.
We want to help you find the right landscaping company that’s “a cut above the rest.” Read this blog post for tips and considerations to make when looking to hire a landscaper.
1. Read Reviews
Do your research. How long has the company been in business and what’s their reputation like? Scour the reviews on their website, Google, Yelp, BBB, and Facebook to see what kind of service they provide. Check their website for awards they may have earned.
2. Learn What Services They Offer
It would be a pain to have one company mow your lawn and another take care of your shrubs and flower beds. Do your due diligence and find a company that provides all of the services you need. Many companies do more than simply cut lawns. Take us, at Grasshoppers for example. We provide everything from lawn care and irrigation to hardscapes and outdoor lighting. We also provide lawn pest control services.
3. Are They Safe?
You want to be sure your family and pets are safe so you may want to learn if the company you’re going to hire:
- Goes through training
- Is licensed
- Performs background checks on their employees
- Is insured
- Uses EPA-approved products
- Carries worker’s comp
Some of these questions may be easily answered by visiting the company’s website.
Some landscaping companies may require a contract before providing a service, especially when the client is an HOA or commercial property. Talk with your landscaping provider and learn what the contract entails before signing.
5. What’s Their Rate?
Related to tip #4, before signing any documents, you’ll want to know how you’ll be charged. Will they charge you hourly or by the service? Compare rates in your area for the same service. This is something you may also want to look for while researching reviews. Are customers satisfied with their service and rates?
We want you to have the quality lawn care service you want and need for your property. The right landscaping company can relieve stress off of you and increase your home’s value. Put your property in the right hands and due your homework when looking to hire the right landscape company.