Having a well designed landscape not only improves the curb appeal of your house but can also improve the home value, as well as make the yard easier to maintain. If you are planning on having your landscape designed, you should certainly seek professional help, as we have seen many DIYers design a yard that becomes hard to water, or even cause damage to the plants that they newly planted. When choosing the right professional there are certain things to keep in mind:
Check their license and insurance
The first thing to do when looking at a possible candidate to design and install your landscape is to ensure they have their business license. If the company is not licensed you should certainly be weary. There are many people who advertise their services, but they are actually just trying to make some money on the side from something they have a little experience with. With licenses also come insurance, you should ensure that your choice has insurance for their business so that you do not have to worry about that should a a mishap arise. Rest assured Ground Source is fully licensed and insured.
Check out the reviews
Reviews are one of the best indicators of how the work will turn out after you hire a landscape design company. If there are no reviews, you should be weary in hiring them, as it is likely they have not done much work in the past. On the other hand, if all the review are a perfect 5 stars then there is also a possibility all the reviews are fake, so be careful. The easiest way to find reviews is googling the company, as the reviews will typically show up in the first few spots. If the company checks out, you can feel much more confident in moving forward.
The landscape design company of your choice should have open communication. In the end they are trying to design the perfect yard for you, so they have to get an understanding of what you are looking for. They should have your best interest in mind when it comes to both design, and ensuring that maintenance is at a level you are comfortable with. They should address all your questions prior to the design and install phase. We at Ground Source pride ourselves with our ability to communicate and ensure the client is happy with our services at every point.