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When life gets busy sometimes we find it easier to delegate tasks to others rather than try to tackle them ourselves. There are businesses out there that will do everything for us provided we have the money to hire someone to do the job. One such job we might hire someone to do is landscape our yard.
As homeowners we’re particular about the sight of our lawn because it leaves a lasting first impression when friends and family come to call. We’re embarrassed by the brown patch where our dog goes pee but we’re proud of flowers that bloom nearly all year long.
Whatever your reason for wanting to hire a landscaper there are questions to ask before hiring someone to take care of your lawn. Today, with the help of www.angieslist.com we’re taking out all of the guesswork for you, in order to help you find the best landscaper for your lawn.
This is important to ask if you plan to hire landscapers to work in your yard, even more so if they’re using heavy equipment on your lawn to move plants and trees. If someone gets hurt, you won’t be held liable for injuries that might occur while someone is on the job.
When hiring a contractor it’s important to hire someone who has experience. They should also have the manpower and skill to do the job right, the first time. You don’t want to hire someone who takes on more than they can handle.
Are you looking for someone in particular, such as an arborist or a horticulturist? If so, it’s best to ask if they have the right employees on staff to do the job that you need done.
Companies that are popular often have many clients. When hiring a contractor be sure to understand the timeline for the completion of your lawn care, or project. You don’t want to sit around and wait for a contractor to return while they’re doing work at the home of another client.
Before hiring a contractor ask them to provide you with a drawing of your yard. If you are seeking multiple bids, ask each contractor to provide you with a drawing of your landscape. This is the best way to determine what your yard will look like when the job is complete.
Each contractor may charge a fee if you wish to keep the drawing but if they’re reputable they should at least let you see the drawing first. You might also want to ask for pictures of past projects or even ask for references of past clients.
The best contractors in the business should be willing to back up their service with a warranty for at least two years from the close of your business with them. Some may even be willing to offer five, but they should at least offer two. Ask as well, if plants are guaranteed, just in case something happens to them.
If you plan to have a wall installed the paver and wall industry says that contractors should guarantee their work for at least two years, if not five.
One final question, or questions you should ask, concern the installation of your project. Ask how you contractor is going to build your project, what materials will be used during construction and what type of equipment will be used on your lawn.
A good contractor should have standards already in place before beginning a job, especially with a new client. Details should already be laid out for you to see before you decide to hire someone.
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