When interviewing landscaping companies for your projects, it is so important to find out vital information on the business, their staff, how they operate, and what they will do for you. Customer service is so important, even over the “how much do you charge”, as it all joins together in the solidification of a business and the inherent trust and business:consumer relationship. The following are some helpful suggestions on questions to ask along your journey.
What Can You Do For My Garden?
You want yellow flowers and the landscaper suggest pink. You envision a pair of small shrubs, but the landscaper suggests a mix of perennials and roses. The idea here is you want to hire a landscaping company who has a clear vision on what is aesthetically pleasing, but also ideal for your environment. To aid in the visual representation of this, inquire to your landscaping company as to whether or not they use a visual aid, such as CAD software or similar. This will allow you to see a viable diagram and concept of the project and what will be used, and how everything will look once complete. This is a vital benefit that should never be overlooked.
When hiring a landscaping company, ensure that the on-site staff is knowledgeable in the services that will be provided. For example, if you are having trees installed, it is often best to have an arborist on-site, or perhaps a phone call away, should you have questions or there be another need.
How Much Will My Project Cost?
Clear communication on the project scope and estimated costs is crucial. You don’t want to get into a contract thinking that your project will cost, say, $500, but find out later that unknown surprises not disclosed initially yield a new project cost of $2,000. Instead, have a quote / contract written that illustrates costs for products, such as plants, mulch, and other tangible goods, and then the service aspect; labor. Also, if the project changes or you want something added, you will want to know how this affects the overall costs.
Professional Landscape Design for Your Home
Rhine Landscaping has the tools to make your yard beautiful throughout the year, so trust us with all of your landscaping and poolscaping needs. We have the expertise and knowledge to complete any and all of the landscaping projects on your list. For more information about our services, visit us online or give us a call at (410) 442-2445. For more tips on how to keep your yard and pool looking great year round, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Houzz.