A landscaping contractor can create a backyard oasis
Whether you have big ideas but lack the ability to implement them or just want to make better use of the land your home is on, landscaping contractors can help. Professional landscapers offer a wide range of services, and can transform your home's exterior from plain to spectacular in just a few short weeks.
Services Offered by Landscape Contractors
While each landscaping company will differ in the exact services provided, landscapers typically offer more than help shaping your layout of trees, shrubs and grass. A company offering a comprehensive suite of services can typically design and install pools, hot tubs and outdoor spas, create custom ponds and gardens, take care of all your planting and sod-laying needs, and design a striking, unique outdoor landscape for your home.
Landscaping contractors can also design and install retaining walls, draining systems, outdoor kitchens, putting greens, fencing and interlock paving installations. They typically also design and build decking to complement your new outdoor landscape. In short, they can dramatically alter the entire look, feel and layout of your property.
Meet Your Landscaping Goals and Objectives
Before you contact any landscaping contractors, you should have a definite idea what you do and do not want to do with your property and be able to communicate this clearly. Then, call a contractor who will come to your home for a free, no-obligation consultation. It is impossible for any landscaping contractor to give you an accurate estimate without coming to view your property first.
A good landscaping company will be able to help you sharpen your vision, offering suggestions that will improve the overall dynamic of the look you're going for and save you money in the long run. Once you and the contractor agree on your new landscape design, the contractor should provide you with detailed, color renderings of how the final product will look.
To ensure you're satisfied with your results, ask your landscape contractor to provide you with a portfolio of past work, as well as professional references. Contact these people to see if the landscaper did a timely job and stayed within the agreed-upon budget.