Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring a Landscaping Company

Do’s and Don’ts When Hiring a Landscaping Company carroll landscaping

Here are do’s and don’ts to ensure you’re hiring a landscape company that is right for you.

Your landscape deserves the best possible care and maintenance. Effective design and skilled maintenance increases property value, supports a healthy ecosystem, and customizes outdoor spaces to reflect your style. You need a qualified professional to get the most out of your landscape. Knowledge, experience, and reputation are all important factors when looking for the right landscape company. Here are do’s and don’ts to ensure you’re hiring a landscape company that is right for you.

Do Your Research

The first step in any new project is research. This advice applies whether you’re purchasing a new product or hiring a new service provider, and hiring a landscape company is no exception.  

 Check for reviews online and ask for recommendations from people in your area. Look for landscapes you like and ask who did the work. Most people will appreciate the compliment and be happy to share the name of a good contractor.  

Do Hire Licensed Professionals

Many aspects of landscape design and construction require skilled specialists. That’s why it’s essential to look for a licensed landscape company. Unlicensed contractors are not held to the same standards as those with state-approved licenses. Though it may seem like a way to save money, working with an unlicensed contractor leaves you with no protection if there is a problem with the work.

You should also ensure that your landscape company is licensed in the various areas your project requires. Will they need to hire third-party contractors, or can they handle all the necessary tasks in-house?

Don’t Hire An Inexperienced Landscape Company

Just because someone has equipment doesn’t mean they are trained landscape professionals. If you spend your hard-earned money on creating an outdoor space you love, don’t risk hiring someone who doesn’t have the necessary experience.

The right company will have experience working on projects similar to yours. A company that is confident in its work will be able to provide references that verify the quality of its services.

Don’t Hire a Company that Can’t Maintain Your Finished Project

Another factor to consider when hiring a landscape company is whether they can maintain your finished space. Once your outdoor living area is completed, you don’t want to spend all your free time maintaining it. Of course, plenty of landscaping companies do not offer maintenance work. Similarly, some companies only do maintenance work. But, ideally, you want to find a company that can do design/build and maintenance.

This also ensures the outdoor living area continues to look and perform as it was meant to. Having the same company maintain the space also gives them a better idea of what is needed.

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

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