We have covered several times before how you can know if you are hiring the right company to perform your lawn maintenance on a regular basis. However, we realized that it has been quite some time since we discussed how to best choose a landscaping company. While some of the traits you want in your lawn care team will align with the same characteristics you would want in a landscaping company, there are a couple of things that are unique to hiring a landscaping company. In this post, we will give you a bit more information about what you should be considering if you want a professional landscaping team to take control of your lawn over the coming months. Continue reading below to learn more.
Know Who You Are Buying From
This may sound a little silly but a good salesperson can sell just about anything. This means you need to do your own research to ensure that you are indeed going to get what is being promised to you by any given company. Additionally, make sure you check the Better Business Bureau to make sure the company you are considering hiring is actually legitimate. Also take time to look at the company website to see if they have examples of past work they have completed and if so, if it is the style you have imagined for your yard.
Know Their Professional Affiliations & Certifications
There are many different organizations landscaping companies can be a part of that help to contribute to their legitimacy. For instance, organizations such as PLANET, the Professional Landcare Network, promote safe practices and ethical business across the landscaping industry. At the very least, a good landscaping contractor will have committed time and energy to improve their operations by getting business certifications like EarthWise and Eco-biz.
Know the Company’s History
It is important that you find out how long the company has been in business, as well as how long they have been serving the community in which you live. Plain and simple, there is no substitute for experience so you want a company that has been around the block a few times both metaphorically and literally.
Are They Truly Experienced?
While the company as a whole may have been in business for many years, be sure you know that the members of the landscaping team are truly experienced and not just home working a summer job before their next semester of college begins. While there will always be less experienced employees at any company, the management staff should be well-versed in landscaping at the very least.
Is the Company Local, Regional, or National?
National and regional companies tend to brag about how far spread they are, but in our experience, the local landscaping companies are the ones that go above and beyond. There is a certain amount of pride that is put into the work of local companies because they are directly contributing to the area they live in as well as the lives of those who live there as well.
Do They Offer A Warranty?
It is likely that over time you will consider some upgrades and improvements to your property. You need to make sure you are hiring a company that will stand behind their work when it is complete. If they are not willing to do this, it is likely the work isn’t going to be as great as they claim it is going to be.
Is the Price a Red Flag?
While being quoted an extremely low price can be exciting and cause you to want to act quickly, we would urge you to consider why a quote may be a lot lower from one company, when the rest are quoting you similar prices. If you really think about it, the saying “too good to be true” just probably run through your mind. A price that low can only mean that not everything is on the up and up.
What Services Do They Offer?
As we mentioned above, there are so many landscaping companies out there for you to choose from. However, you might be surprised to learn that they don’t all offer the same services. If you are going hire a local landscaping company, be sure they can provide you with the landscaping services you personally need before you hire them.
What is Their Size and Capacity?
Make sure that the contractor you are considering hiring can handle a project of your size regardless of how big or small it is. If you are not sure that they can handle whatever you need to be completed, we would suggest you find another company that makes you feel more confident in their services.
What is in Your Contract?
This is the most important thing for you to know when you are hiring a landscaping company. You need to be completely aware of what you are signing before you sign it. Contracts can be elaborate and difficult to understand at times. Even if it means having your lawyer look over it before you sign the dotted line, we would encourage that you do so. This could save you a lot of money and many potential headaches in the future.
Contact Impeccable Landscapes Today
If you are not entirely sure who you can trust when it comes to landscaping companies in the Spokane area, we would encourage you to call us today. Not only can we answer any questions that you may have about our landscaping services, but we can also provide you with the reassurance you need in order for you to invest money into your home’s outdoor space. Call Impeccable Landscapes right now and learn how we can help you!