You want to change your Los Angeles area yard but have no idea where to start. Maybe your landscape dreams seem too big and are outside your abilities or knowledge? A landscaper can be a knowledgeable resource for your Pasadena home. However, here are a few ideas on what to consider before hiring a landscaper.
What to Consider Before Hiring a Landscaper
Every landscaping project is different. If you want a complete redesign of your yard, you might need a landscape architect. If you need maintenance, lawn services could be all you need. If you want a seasonal spruce up and planting, there is a service you can hire for that as well. However, before calling every landscaper in town, you need an idea of what you want. A great landscaper can help you narrow the scope, but you should already plan out the basics of your landscaping.
The Almighty Budget
An unfortunate fact – there is no average cost in landscaping. Landscapers and companies provide such a wide range of services, and no two yards are the same. Simple maintenance or seasonal planting can be less expensive, but the help of a landscape designer or architect can be in the thousands. It is vital to set your budget to understand what is realistic.
When hiring a landscaper, it is crucial to check their qualifications and references. Sure, mowing a lawn might not take technical skills, but they could be planting specialized trees that need a professional touch. The last thing you want is an unqualified landscaper planting incorrectly and throwing away thousands of dollars. Check for an arborist or horticultural license and their qualifications to work on irrigation systems or with pesticides.
Landscapers and their employees will be around your home, potentially when you aren’t there. It is essential to know they are trustworthy and have a good reputation. Asking for a background check will bring up flags in the company’s credit and legal history, potentially warning you if the company has been untrustworthy in the past or is about to go bust in the middle of your project.
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