How to Choose the Right Landscaping Company for You
Thursday, March 07, 2019 | by Scott Bennett
Every time the snow melts, homeowners all over Salt Lake County being to make plans on what they want to do to improve their yards this year. Who doesn’t love the look of a well-maintained yard? Your home’s value and beauty is directly tied to the care taken.
What are your goals? Are you looking to maintain the landscaping you have already installed? Or do you want to do something grander this year like a yard redesign? No matter what your goals are, the Salt Lake City area has a number of professionals who are willing to get your job done. How do you choose? Landscapers in Salt Lake City seem to be everywhere. The thought of figuring out which company to go with can get overwhelming. Below are 5 tips to help you to have confidence in deciding who to hire.
Tips for Deciding Who to Hire:
1. Know what you want.
When searching online, know that landscaping companies can be called by different names even though they do many of the same services. They can be described as lawn care, landscape design, and landscape maintenance companies. Many companies do have a specialty, though. What services are you looking for? Are you looking for lawn mowing and maintenance? If you are, you may want a company that specializes in it. Knowing what you want can help narrow your search. If you are looking for lawn maintenance plus landscape redesign, you may need a full service landscaping design company.
2. Read online reviews.
Many companies have a website or a Facebook page. You can find reviews simply by Googling a company’s name. In your mind, you may need to “throw out” the highest and lowest reviews. The truth is probably in the middle. Reading reviews, however, can give you a good idea of what other people’s experiences have been like with this company.
3. Look For Experience
Find out how long they’ve been in business. If a company has been successful for several years, it is a good indication that they will treat you right.
4. Ask questions.
When you meet with a potential landscape company, ask them questions. Are they bonded and insured? You want to make sure they have insurance in case anyone gets hurt on your property. Ask what the timetable is on your project. Since you aren’t their only client, find out what they can realistically commit to. Make sure that your timetable and their timetable match up. Do they have arborists or other specialists on their staff? Having specialists to oversee landscaping maintenance or installation can increase the quality of the job. If you are having them install landscaping, have them draw on paper their vision of the project. Make sure you like what you see. Find out how long they guarantee landscaping. Good landscapers will guarantee it for 2 years.
5. Look for good customer service.
Having a company that you can easily communicate with is important. You need to feel that your wants and needs have been heard and will be met. You want to feel that if a problem arises, that you will be able to communicate about it and resolve it.