You want a beautiful, picturesque landscape. Whether your landscape is residential or commercial, your goal is for your landscape to be the talk of the town.
So you want to hire a professional landscaping company to bring this dream to life. But how do you choose the right one?
Choosing the right company to construct your landscape is an important decision. Read on to learn about what questions you should ask prospective landscaping companies.
Why Is It Important to Choose the Right Landscaping Company?
Your landscape is the first thing people see. At your home, you want your guests to feel comfortable and your home to feel inviting. Nothing says this more than a beautifully decorated landscape.
If the landscape is commercial, you want your customers and clients to feel welcomed. For this, your landscape must look clean and professional.
To achieve these results, you must choose a reputable commercial landscaping company if you need to build a commercial landscape or a residential landscaping company if you need to build a residential landscape. Not every company will offer the same degree of professionalism or experience.
Also, companies may offer different kinds of landscape designs. For example, some companies may specialize in formal designs, while others can focus on desert landscape designs.
Choosing a landscaping company that can meet your expectations is essential.
Questions to Ask a Prospective Landscaping Company
To ensure you pick the best landscaping company, try to interview a few companies in your area. Ask them the following questions.
#1 How Much Experience Does the Landscaping Professional Have?
Your landscape design needs to be perfect. You probably don’t want a novice to do your landscaping. Besides asking the company, the best way to learn about a company’s experience is to do your own research. Check with nearby residents or businesses in your community. Have any of them heard of the prospective landscaping company? If so, what was their experience like?
Look at the company’s website and online reviews. Is the company reliable? Or did others have bad experiences? Consider looking at other companies if a landscaping company has many bad reviews.
#2 What Is the Landscaping Company’s Schedule?
This question is critical if you must complete your landscaping by a specific day. For example, perhaps you’re trying to have your landscape finished by the holiday season. Or maybe you want your landscape completed by your business’s grand opening.
You must know if the landscaping company can fit your landscape project into their schedule. Ask about the process, such as:
- How busy is the company?
- When is the next available service date?
- What suppliers do they use?
- Does the supplier have everything needed for your landscape?
- Are any problems anticipated?
Even if you do not have a set deadline, it’s important to ask when your landscaping services can be completed. Sometimes, landscaping companies are booked up for the season. You may not want to wait so long.
#3 How Much Do the Landscaping Services Cost?
Like any service, you want to know the cost upfront. You don’t want to hire a company and find out later that the cost of their services is much higher than anticipated and puts you over budget.
Ask the prospective landscaping company about the cost of your landscaping project.
- Is there a payment structure plan?
- Do they want all the money upfront?
- Do they want a down payment?
If you have your heart set on a landscaping company, but their cost is too high, try negotiating. They may be accommodating.
#4 Does the Landscaping Company Help with Landscape Maintenance?
Once you have a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing landscape, you can’t just leave it. It needs to be maintained. Otherwise, weeds can thrive, and disease can set into your greenery.
Ask the company if they also offer landscape maintenance services. Many do. Ask about the maintenance options, such as the frequency of visits, the cost, and what it entails. Also, be sure to ask if something is not included in maintenance, such as damage to landscape structures (i.e., fountains or statues).
#5 Is the Landscaping Company Insured?
It’s important to ask about insurance. Accidents happen. You want to know who is responsible. For example, a landscaper may damage the roof siding of your house or business.
The landscaping company should have insurance that would cover situations like this. If not, you should look at other landscaping companies. You want to avoid being left with additional expenses.
Contact Westside Grounds for Your Landscaping Needs
At Westside Grounds, we offer professional commercial and residential landscaping in Denver and Lakewood. We have served the Denver and Lakewood communities since 1999. In addition to landscape construction and lawn services, we offer a variety of landscaping maintenance services, such as:
- Snow removal,
- Weed control,
- Pest control,
- Hedge trimming,
- Gutter cleaning.
- Lawn mowing, and
- Sprinkler repair.
Contact our Denver commercial landscaping and residential landscaping representatives, and let us construct your dream landscape.