Is your property in need of an upgrade? Do you want to have the best front yard on the block? If so, hiring the right landscape company is essential. When searching for landscaping companies to refresh your yard with a new outdoor feature, such as a patio or deck, how can you be sure you have found trustworthy, skilled landscaping experts who can help you? Here are some important things to consider when hiring a landscaping company.
Know What You Want
When searching for a landscaping company, be sure that the company offers the services you desire. A common misconception is that all landscaping companies offer the same services, but this is not the case. It is essential to get a list of services the company provides so you can compare it to your needs. Be specific about whether you need landscape construction, landscape maintenance, or hardscaping services. The size of a company could also make a difference in the expertise and offerings they will give you.
Verify Licensing and Insurance
Before designing your new landscape, make sure your landscaping company contractor is licensed as a general contractor. Landscaping falls under this category, and requiring your landscaper to provide their license number will allow you to do a simple background check and rest easy, knowing that they must keep appropriate insurance and bonding in place to maintain their license. Every reputable landscaping company should have adequate coverage, so you won’t need to worry about covering unexpected bills. Licensing and insurance are vital because they ensure that you work with a legitimate landscaping company instead of somebody unqualified. The landscaper is more likely to assume responsibility for accidents, such as property damage, with insurance.
Ask for Referrals
When searching for landscaping companies, be sure to ask for referrals. You can reach out to past clients and see photos of the company’s work on their website. Use the referrals to confirm that their work is up to the standard the company claims to be.
Don’t Skip Pricing
Price is the most crucial factor to take into consideration when hiring a landscaping company. Ask for detailed quotes from potential companies and find out how they determine their prices. That way, you know exactly how much you are paying for labor, machinery, and materials.
Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416