6 Things to Look for When Choosing A Landscape Contractor (With Infographic)

You’ve decided to start a landscaping project – congratulations! The next step is to decide if your project requires a landscape contractor. And if you need to hire one, how do you know what to look for? In this article (with infographic), we go over everything you need to know before hiring a professional landscaper.

What to Look For When Choosing a Landscape Contractor

Selecting the right landscaping contractor can make the difference between a hassle-free, beautiful outdoor space and unnecessary stress. It’s essential to do your due diligence before making your decision. Here are six critical factors to consider:

1. Reviews and Social Proof

Time to dig! Past customers’ experiences can provide valuable insights. Do your research and look for contractors with positive online reviews and ask for references. Check their social media platforms to see examples of their previous work.

2. Professional Certifications

Certifications demonstrate a contractor’s commitment to their profession and guarantee a certain level of expertise. Look for affiliations with professional bodies as well as valid licences, insurance and more.

3. They Understand Your Goals

A good contractor will take the time to understand your vision, whether it’s a complete overhaul or minor changes. They should be able to align their services with your goals and give an accurate quote and timeline based on your specific project.

4. Project Costs

Always get a written estimate from potential contractors. It should include a breakdown of labour, materials, and other costs. Comparing these can help you understand where your money goes and who offers the best value.

5. Project Timelines

Every project has a start and end date, but landscaping projects can be delayed by weather or unforeseen problems. Choose a contractor who can provide a realistic timeline and commit to it.

6. Warranties and Guarantees

Good contractors stand by their work. Ask about warranties on their services and the plants they install. Guarantees can provide peace of mind and protect your investment.

In this infographic, we tell you exactly what to look for when choosing a landscape contractor.

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