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5 Questions to Ask a Landscaping Company Before Hiring Them

A well-designed and maintained landscape can significantly improve the aesthetic appeal of your property. In addition, it attracts pollinators such as bees, wasps, butterflies, and beetles, and can support your local ecosystem. Whether you plan to create an enchanting backyard retreat or want to maintain an existing one, hire a landscaping company that serves the area around you. For Santa Rosa homeowners, an experienced landscaping contractor can manage your project from start to finish. They have spent years studying landscaping and horticultural principles and techniques. With their trained eye, landscaping contractors can notice minor details that homeowners often miss. Landscaping contractors have cultivated highly specialized knowledge that enables them to develop well conceptualized project plans. Before you hire a landscaping contractor, ask them these questions to assess their knowledge, skills, and abilities, and determine if they are the right fit for you.

Landscaper Contractor

What are Your Processes?

Landscaping companies typically have a set procedure for handling landscaping and maintenance projects. The typical process includes analyzing the site, determining client needs, suggesting modifications, choosing design features, executing plans, and finalizing details. Make sure to inquire about the process used to ensure it aligns with your expectations.

How Long Will My Project Take?

Ask the landscaping contractor to estimate project length & cost and create a timeline. Communicate any pressing deadlines to the contractor clearly so they can plan accordingly. Ask them if they foresee any challenges and how they plan to overcome them.

Do You Have Experience Managing Projects Similar to Mine?

Ask the contractor if they have experience managing projects that were similar to your project. Request to view photos of their previous work and completed projects. If you want to add a pergola, patio, spa, water feature, or fire feature to your outdoor area, find out if the contractor has experience installing them. If the contractor plans to hire subcontractors for plumbing, electrical, pool, outdoor kitchen, or AV system installation, ask for the names of the companies they typically work with.

Are You a Member of an Industry Body/Association?

To become a member of a reputable industry association, a landscaping contractor should demonstrate their expertise. Members of industry bodies are required to commit to lifelong learning. They are expected to stay on top of trends and constantly update their skills and knowledge. When you hire a contractor who is a member of an industry authority, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that a subject matter expert is in charge.

North Coast Chapter
California Landscaoe Contractors

Whom Do I Contact If Something Goes Wrong?

Ask the contractor if you will have a single point of contact (SPOC). There are several benefits of a SPOC. A SPOC bridges the communication gap between the customer and the company, helping ensure that all parties are on the same page. Your single point of contact will keep you posted on the progress of your project. They will answer any questions you may have. Gardenworks is a renowned landscaping contracting company serving Santa Rosa. Our professionals have years of experience designing, constructing, and maintaining landscapes. With their specialized knowledge, they are able to bring customer vision to life. To make an appointment, call (707) 857-2050.


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