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Selecting Your Landscaper Wisely

Getting proper landscaping to surround your home will enhance it in hundreds of ways. It will enhance your home’s beauty and also its value. Quality landscaping can make your resale value thousands of dollars more. It can also be the single biggest factor in giving it that “curb appeal” that literally everyone is seeking.

Achieving quality landscaping means that you seek out and hire a quality landscaper. Not many of us are professional landscapers. If your landscaping job is more than just a few shrubs or a small shed, get help. Some portions of landscaping can be done as a home DIY project, but the bigger ones should not be.

If you wanted your appendix taken out, you would not attempt to accomplish that on your own. Likewise, trying to do your own landscaping, unless you’re a professional, is a great way to set yourself up for failure. Of course, those little DIY jobs are possible, but to attain real, quality work, done in a timely way, hiring a professional is the only way to go.

Selecting the wrong landscaping company can be a very expensive mistake. How do you choose the right one? What criteria should you use to hire your landscaper? One of the first and most important factors to consider when you are hiring a landscaper will be the experience that they can bring to your job. How many years have they been in the business of landscaping? Most importantly, how well do they know your area?

Every specific climate and geographic area will have challenges that must be overcome and advantages that your landscaper can use. Assuring that your landscaper is an expert in the kinds of problems that you will face is important. Keeping the native plants in your area in mind and using them is something that your landscaper and you will want to do. Knowing the area then is important.

It is equally important to assure that your prospective landscaper is licensed and certified in your state or locality. The proper permits and licenses mean that your landscaping company pays attention to legalities and knows what is and is not permissible in your area. If a new gazebo or a water feature is something you’ve always wanted, they will be able to tell you the feasibility of it in your particular area and be licensed to build it.

Lastly, check out your landscaper’s financials and insurance status. Be sure that they are reputable in your area and are covered for their workers and your home if anything untoward takes place during your landscaping project. While it takes a little extra homework to choose a landscaping professional, it is well worth the time that you will spend to choose a landscaper wisely. The time you spend checking them out will be a time that you don’t have to spend in worry.