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Traits of a Competent Landscape Designer/Contractor

They should be a woman. Ha! Just kidding!


Landscaping can take a lot of time out of your already busy day. It might be much easier to enlist some help to alleviate some of the pressure of maintaining your property. However, where do you start? What should you look for when trying to find the right professional? There are several landscaping companies out there, and not all of them provide the top-quality services you want. Only certain contractors possess the traits that will give you the best outcome. Here are the traits you want to look for in your Landscape Design/Contractor.

Effective Communicator

Communication is critical during any landscaping assignment, whether that be a new installation or maintenance work. Your Landscape Contractor should listen to your concerns as you raise them and adjust the project accordingly. If you feel like the contractor isn’t listening, tell them, if they aren’t responsive or they try to snowball you, find another contractor.  Your project should be productive and fun. They may be experts, but it’s still your property, and you deserve to have a say in how it’s managed. They should be responsive and available (within reason) on the phone or over email.


Traits of a Competent Landscape Designer/Contractor

Here are the traits you want to look for in your Landscape Design/Contractor.

It’s always safer to go with a landscape contractor who has been providing service to customers for a long time. To get an idea of what a contractor has accomplished over the years, try looking on their company’s website. They will often have a portfolio featuring successful projects they’ve completed in the past, which demonstrate their competency in the field. While having no portfolio doesn’t mean a contractor will perform poorly, it always feels better when you can see for yourself that a landscape contractor has successfully completed a number of different projects before yours.

Licensed and Insured

Never hire a landscape contractor unless they are formally licensed and insured. To see if they have the right insurance and licensing, simply ask them to show the information to you. Be wary of companies who try dodging the request and who only give out verbal quotes. This is often a recipe for disaster. If a landscape contractor is worth your time, they’ll have the papers you want to see.

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