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Finding The Right Landscaping Contractor

landscapingFinding The Right Landscaping Contractor

It can be easy to choose any landscaping contractor but picking out the right one takes much more work that you know. Whether you need a professional landscaper to care for your yard or help you design a vacant lot, you have to find one who is experienced, knowledgeable, and creative. Provided below are some tips that you can use to help you locate the best possible landscaping contractor for your business or home.

Ask For Recommendations

One of the best persons to ask for recommendations when it comes finding a landscaper is your architect. You have worked with this person to design your home and most likely, this expert also has a good idea as to what can be done for your home’s exterior. Apart from that, architects know a lot of people including some great local landscaping contractors. He or she can recommend the best professional who can help you with your landscaping Charleston needs.

Know Why You’re Landscaping Your Property

You should also consider your reason for landscaping your property. Are you doing this to increase your property’s value? Do you wish to express your personality? Do you want to improve the aesthetics of your home? Just like all the other businesses out there, landscapers also have their own specialties. By understanding fully well why you are doing this and what you wish to achieve will help you find the landscaping contractor whose area of expertise aligns with your preferences. For instance, if you wish to have a Japanese themed landscape, you need to choose a landscaping company that specializes in Japanese gardens. If you want a landscape that can tolerate the extreme heat of the sun, you should pick a landscaping contractor who knows a lot about water conservation and native plants and not one who concentrates on designing tropical landscapes.

Check Your Neighborhood

You should also drive around your neighborhood and check out the landscaping of those living near you. Don’t forget to be critical and determine what you want or do not want with the property that you are currently looking at. Once you come across a beautifully landscaped home, don’t hesitate to ask your neighbor about it. He or she might be able to provide you with a referral. Don’t forget to ask about the contractor’s creativity, reliability, and their personal experience working with the contractor.

Hire A Licensed Contractor

Landscaping contractors are required to have a license before they can do this kind of work. By hiring a licensed landscaper, you will have peace of mind knowing that you are working with someone who knows what he or she is doing.

Obtain Competitive Bids

Once you have made a list of qualified and licensed landscapers who seem to be a good fit for your desired project, the next thing you need to do is get competitive bids. Be sure that your prospect landscapers such as Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC will give this to you in writing. Although each contractor that you talk to will have his or her own idea about how to design your landscape, be sure that each of their bids includes all material costs and proposed works. They should bid on the same materials for easier comparisons.

Call Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC for any of your landscaping concerns.

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
Charleston, SC 29419
(843) 532-3270
http://www.porterhayeslandscaping.com/

Porter Hayes Landscaping LLC
2170 Bees Ferry Rd #3 Charleston SC 29419