5 Tips for Choosing the Right Landscape Contractor

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Landscape Contractor

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A beautifully designed lawn can completely transform an ordinary looking house. Not to mention, quality landscaping can improve your outdoor living area and increase the value of your home. The benefits of a beautiful landscape are endless, but how do you ensure you’re getting that beauty?

Finding the right landscaping company for the job can be tough. In fact, it probably seems a little scary, with the huge selection of landscapers in Avon, Westlake, and surrounding communities. So how do you choose the best landscape contractor for your home? Follow these five tips and rest easy knowing your yard, and your home, are in good hands.

1. Do Your Homework
Research your local landscaper options and compare them to each other. Be leery of contractors offering incredibly cheap prices, because you typically get what you pay for. Look for companies with experience in a variety of services and who can provide strong references from past clients who had the same needs as you. Be sure to check websites, social media profiles, and review sites like Yelp and Angie’s List.

2. Know What You Want
Make sure you have a clear picture of what you’re looking for and be sure to convey that image to your potential landscape contractors to see how they react to your requests. Put all your wants and needs on paper. Compare that list to the services offered and experiences of each contractor to ensure they match.

3. Keep Your Options Open
There are a variety of contractors. They vary based on size, price, service areas, and specialties. Landscape companies can also be referred to as lawn care companies, landscape design firms, and landscaping maintenance firms. Be sure to include all these types of companies within your searches.

Regardless of what they call themselves, make sure you only consider skilled professionals. Keep these things in mind when determining if a company is professional:

  •     The length of time the company has been in business
  •     The contractor’s Better Business Bureau rating
  •     Memberships to professional organizations, such as the local Landscape Association
  •     Satisfaction guarantees
  •     Testimonials from past clients
  •     Pictures from past projects

4. Ask Around
There’s a reason sites like Angie’s list have become so popular, because nothing is more dependable than the opinions of past clients. Talk to your friends, family, neighbors, and others in your community. If you come across a negative review, dig deeper and get the details of what caused the bad experience.

5. Personality Traits
A landscaping contractor can have all the skills in the world, but if they can’t talk with you and understand your needs, you’ll be in for a long and frustrating adventure.

Some key personality traits to look for in your potential contractor are:

  •     Good communication skills
  •     Patience and understanding of your needs
  •     Ready and willing to work with you and your ideas
  •     Creativity

Choosing the right landscaping contractor in Avon, Rocky River or Westlake is essential for the success of your project. Finding the right contractor, with the skills and expertise needed to make your ideas a reality, can make the experience run smooth and stress-free.

We’d love to be the contractor you choose. If you have questions or would like to get a free estimate on your project, give us a call at 440-934-0230 or click here to request an estimate.

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