It’s that time of year again. It’s time to decide what to do with your backyard that has been haunting you for years now. The yard you have was pieced together through Kijiji, Pinterest, and any free advice that someone would give you. There was definitely no landscape element in your current space.
But, now you have saved some money, and you are ready to create a backyard oasis that you are proud of. But, the big question is “where do I start?”
There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing a landscape construction company. And sometimes on the outside, the landscaping company’s all look similar. They all have trucks with tools, and crews that will take over your backyard.
But beware, you don’t want to sign a contract with someone and not get the backyard you want, or worse yet, no backyard at all. It happens, and that is why there are a few things you should do when deciding on a landscaping company.
We have broken it down into three main things that you need to discover when you are deciding on a backyard landscape construction company.
1. What Others Have Had to Say.
When you are looking for a landscape company, make sure that they have testimonials from work they have previously done. Take the time to read through them all, and then ask questions to the company that you are considering using. This way you can verify if the testimonials are real or not.
Ask about projects, and ask about customers – and make sure you like the answers that you get. You can learn a lot about a company by the way that their clientele speaks about them. Do your homework and learn as much as you can by reading what others have had to say.
You want to look for similar comments in the testimonials, “easy to work with,” “done on time and within budget,” “always answered our questions and phone calls.”
Read our testimonials here and learn what our previous customers have said about us.
2. A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words.
When you are working with landscaping – this is very true. With the social world that we live in, make sure that there are pictures of work that is done. And make sure that you like how everything looks.
Is the company in question on FaceBook or Instagram? And if they are, like their page or follow them. Look at the type of projects that they have done and see if it fits with what you imagine your backyard will look like.
If you know that you will need a retaining wall, make sure that you find a company that does great retaining walls. It sounds simple, but it can be overlooked.
3. Likeability Factor.
Again, this might sound simple. But, we can get caught up on price, and a more cost effective solution. Maybe you didn’t get a good feeling from the cheaper company – but you overlooked that in the end to try to save some money.
You are going to spend a good chunk of time with your landscaping company, so make sure that you like them. And when it comes to ideas, you want someone who is going to listen to you as well as give you feedback. You want someone that you can trust, and that you can talk to.
Price will obviously be a factor in your decision, but it can’t be the only decision. Or your backyard (and probably your sanity) will suffer because of that. The best way to discover if you like a company or not is to take advantage of a free estimate or a free consultation. We always suggest that to our customers to make sure that we will work well together.
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These are just three areas that you will want to make sure that you discover when you are deciding on a landscaping design company. The great thing about customers today is that they are educated before they sign any contract or make any decisions.
It’s very exciting to create your backyard oasis, and we hope that this discovery list will help you decide on a professional landscaping company that gives you an amazing experience.