Spring so far has brought warmer weather, but not quite what we would expect of spring. The snow has melted though, and many homeowners have already completed their first lawn cutting of the year. It is even possible that you have already hired your landscaping company for the summer months. If you have not, however, now is the time to begin researching and then selecting your ideal landscapers. You will find many landscaping companies in your community. What do you look for and how to choose the best one for your landscaping needs?
Method and frequency of communicationThe spring is a very busy time for landscapers. You want to hire a landscaping company that is equipped to handle your lawn in a timely manner. Requesting information and services during the spring time is actually a great way to judge a landscaping companies response times. Pay attention to how quickly they respond to your questions and how soon you can schedule an initial consultation. If you have to wait many weeks until they first come out, this may be a good indication that they will not be able to handle your lawn care needs. It can also be helpful to find a landscaping company that communicates in your preferred method. Do you prefer to schedule and pay via the internet? Would you rather receive text updates than be called?
Landscaping design ideasMany landscapers are not just tasked with cutting the lawn. They are also hired to provide landscape design ideas. A lot of homeowners are at a loss when it comes to improving the condition of their outdoor living spaces and rely on professional landscapers for ideas. Approximately 83% of Americans think having a yard is important and 90% of those with a yard think it is important that it is also well maintained. Improving the overall design of your landscaping can increase your ability and enjoyment to spend more time outdoors.
Ability to solve landscaping problemsNot only are landscaping design ideas important, but your landscaping company should also have the ability to solve landscaping problems. Is your land currently receding? Your landscaper might recommend a retaining wall. Are you constantly bothered by the loud noises that your neighbors make? Your landscaper might make a recommendation to install noise blocking bushes or trees. Do you live by a railroad station that consistently emits terrible smells into your yard? Planting trees might help reduce the harmful air. One tree can remove 26 pounds of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere annually, equaling 11,000 miles of car emissions. Landscape plants, including shrubs and turf, remove smoke, dust, and other pollutants from the air.
Ability to increase the home?s curb appeal and resale valueLandscaping can actually increase both the curb appeal and the resale value of your house. That is, if the landscaping is properly planned and completed professionally. In fact, 97% of real estate agents recommend landscaping as a top five home improvement recommendation responding that a homeowner can expect a 215% return on investment. This fact can make it easier to pay your professional landscaping each month. If you are in the process of listing your house, a professional landscaping company may be even more important. You can often list your house for a higher price, and you are more likely to receive an offer earlier.
As spring and summer approach, grass and shrubs begin to grow out of control. Maintaining them and making them look nice can require many hours of work per week. Homeowners enjoy spending more time in their yards, when their lawns are professionally maintained. This spring, as you are hiring your landscaping company, remember to keep the following important aspects in mind. You should evaluate how quickly your possible landscaping company responds, their ability to provide both landscaping design ideas and to solve problems, and if their professional designs are increasing your home?s overall value. These characteristics will make it easier to choose a landscaping company, when there are likely many to choose from.