Most homeowners agree that landscaping is a significant investment for enhancing a home. You want to make sure that your money is well spent when hiring a professional company because not all landscaping companies are the same. For those who want to enjoy the benefits of a beautifully crafted landscape, it is essential that you find a top-notch landscaping company that will address your needs. An acclaimed landscape company will adequately provide your landscape with regular maintenance and quality care at an affordable price.
The best ways to begin your search is defining your needs for your landscaping care and get an idea of what you want for the end result. This process will help to narrow down your search before you get in touch with different landscape companies to compare quotes. More importantly, look for a company who has an award-winning reputation in the industry, easy to work with on a regular basis and receptive to your ideas and goals. When you narrow your search to one particular company, they should answer all of your questions and concerns while offering you piece of mind.
“Get someone who takes the time to get to know your space and asks you questions about how you use your space, what kinds of things you like, and what kind of feeling you’d like your space to evoke,” says Trevor Smith, vice president of the Ecological Landscaping Association.
One of the most important aspects of having a beautiful landscape is finding a landscaping company that understands the environment and selects plants that thrive. It’s critical that they understand how to combine plants that work harmoniously with your lawn setting. It’s important for you to find out if the landscaping company employs horticultural professionals who know this information since poorly placed plants can destroy a beautiful and flourishing landscape.
Existing areas of your property with sun or shade, slopes, soil, drainage and moisture affect different plants. A good landscape company will recognize these conditions and plant accordingly. You should also determine whether the company is familiar with pest-resistant plants because this information significantly improves your landscape’s chances of blossoming. Since water is the key to successful landscaping, your landscaper should keep in mind the watering needs of appropriate plants in order to get the best results.
Although there are no mandatory licence requirements for landscape companies, like those that exist in other trades, such as electricians, good landscape companies will have a crew with certificates and diplomas in horticulture. Their staff may take additional courses during the winter months to learn new trends in the landscaping business. Also, a good landscape company carries insurance in the event an accident occurs on your property, which relieves you of any liability.
In addition to being knowledgeable with a professional understanding of landscape design and maintenance, the best landscaping companies should also have years of experience in the industry. On average, a company with a history of more than ten years in the business is a reputable one. This is a very competitive industry, and those who make it past ten years are companies with, not only solid credentials but happy and repeat customers. You can also go to their website and look at the online ratings and reviews as a good indicator regarding the quality of their work, experience, history and any other professional credentials that they hold.
The landscape company that you are considering should provide you with a list of references, and you should contact them. Reviews from past or current customers are an ideal way to decide whether the landscape company is going to fulfill your expectations and provide you with the high-quality service that you expect.
Some questions to ask an individual is how long the person has been a customer with the company and whether they have been happy or disappointed with their experience. Depending on the answer, you can ask why they were so pleased or what occurred to log a complaint against the company. Most importantly, ask the question whether the person would recommend the company to others.
Evergreen has the reputation of being one of the best companies for landscape design, so they are worthy of your consideration to tackle any projects you have in mind for your property. It makes all the difference in the world when you hire the best. Contact us today.
The following is a partial list of award winning landscape designs that earned Evergreen awards granted by Landscape Ontario:
- Dunnington Grub’ Best Overall Maintenance Project in Ontario
- Award of Excellence’ Residential Construction $25,000 to $50,000
- Award of Excellence’ Residential Construction $10,000 or less
- First Place’ Non-Turf Landscapes
- First Place’ Water Features
- Hamilton Chapter Award’ Maintenance (x2)
- First Place’ Residential Maintenance 15,000 sq. ft. or less (x2)
- Second Place’ Residential Maintenance 15,000 sq. ft. or less
- Award of Excellence’ Residential Maintenance 15,000 sq. ft. or less
- Award of Excellence’ Residential