5 Steps to Finding the Right Edmonton Landscaping Company for You: How to Choose a Landscaping Contractor
As the weather warms up, most Edmontonians can’t wait for patio and BBQ season to begin! However, as the snow melts, you may be faced with the reality that your yard is not the outdoor oasis you have imagined!
Whether it’s a backyard space for entertaining or a beautiful front yard to improve curb appeal, investing in landscaping can increase the value of your home and will give years of enjoyment for your family.
If you’re considering hiring a landscape design company, we’re sharing 5 steps to help you choose a landscaping contractor:
Step 1: Before reaching out to any potential landscaping contractors, consider your space and budget. Decide how you would like to utilize the space and the desired functionality of your outdoor space. Determine an amount you would like to allocate to your landscaping project and include 10% extra for a contingency fund.
Step 2: Gather your design inspiration to hone in on which materials, colours and features you want. Use Pinterest to save images with detailed comments of what you like to a Pinterest board or use Instagram to save images to your Collections. Having as many visual examples from social media or Home and Garden websites to provide to your potential landscaping contracting partner will help clarify your wishes for a more accurate design and estimate.
Step 3: Ask your friends, family and colleagues for recommendations of Edmonton landscaping companies. Check their reviews on Google and Facebook and the Better Business Bureau. Browse their website and social media channels to get an overview of the work they do. Make a short list of the top landscaping contractors.
Step 4: Book a consultation to get an estimate from at least 3 landscaping designers. Share your vision by showing the visual examples you have available and ask about their process. Confirm potential lead times as many landscaping companies are booking up for summer. Ask about the construction schedule and warranty.
Step 5: Once you have an idea of the price, ask what is included in the estimate and what is NOT included. Ensure the landscaping contractor is certified, has a business license and has valid insurance. Ask for and check references. Once you speak to a few previous clients, you will get a better sense of their service level and quality of work to move forward.
After following all of these steps, you will be ready to get started on creating a beautiful outdoor space with a great landscaping partner! If you have any questions or need help pricing out landscaping supplies for your project, please contact the team at Rockland!