Choosing the Right Landscape Professional for your Project
Landscaping your property can be a substantial investment, sometimes accounting for as much as 10-20 percent of your home/lot package. However, well designed and properly installed landscaping adds considerable value to your home, allowing you a return of 100-200 percent.
Plan for a Successful Landscaping Project
Good planning plays an important role in the landscaping process. Choosing a quality landscaping contractor can save you money in the long run and make the difference between success and failure. Here are some tips to help you select the right landscaper for your project.
Hiring a Landscaper Checklist
- Verify that the landscape company you choose has a federal identification number, a sales tax number, and that they are fully insured.
- Evaluate the skills of the contractor related to your landscaping needs. Experience installing patio pavers does not mean the contractor is an irrigation specialist, or vice versa. Ask for photographs or visit previous jobs that are similar to your landscape project.
- Check how long the landscaping company has been in business. Ask for references, and call those referrals. Check reviews online and on Facebook.
- The landscaping firm you choose should provide a detailed plan explaining the construction process, materials and other specifications. It should include a contract with starting and completion dates, total expenses, method of payment, and guarantees. Allowances should be made for weather-related delays.
- Search for the best value. The cheapest isn’t always the best. Improperly constructed landscape features don’t last and end up costing more in the long run. Remember- If it sounds too good to be true, it usually is!
- A professional landscaper will arrive on time, take photographs and measurements of your property, communicate with you throughout your landscaping project, and clean up behind themselves.
Custom Landscaping of Eagle River – Your Professional Landscape Design/Build Specialists!
Custom Landscaping takes pride in bringing your landscaping dreams to life. We work with our clients to carefully plan and create each unique landscape and landscape feature, with special attention to your tastes and needs. Check out our gallery for examples of our work.