Choosing the Right Landscaper
Knowing where to start is often the toughest part. And while the design process for your project will become much clearer when you have engaged a landscaper, there are a few important steps to take before deciding on who to engage for the job.
Taking time to properly research and choose the right landscape designer will result in a better outcome for all involved. Here’s our guide to choosing the landscaping design company that will get the best results for you and your outdoor space.
Before you start looking for a landscaper, spend some time writing down the ideas that you have for your outdoor space – it doesn’t matter how rough they are, your landscaper can refine them.
Areas to cover:
- Size of the space
- Purpose – what will the area be used for
- Style – find examples of what you like to show them
- New design or refresh an existing design
Think about how you want to use the space. It may be for outdoor gatherings, weekly barbecues or merely to have a peaceful place to sit. It is easier to have an idea of your requirements in your mind so when you do talk to landscapers they can get a feel for what you need. Make sure that the design you end up with fits you and your family’s lifestyle.
Shop around until you are happy. Make sure to get a least three quotes to compare prices and the quality of previous work. Also, ensure you give the same amount of detail to each company so you can get make an accurate comparison. Remember, to read the fine print of each quote to compare properly. Check the qualifications, professional accreditations, and memberships that the landscaping company may claim to have. Make sure they are fully insured. Also, look for examples of their previous work. Ask for client references and speak to the referees directly. If possible, visit the referee in person so you can see the completed project for yourself.
Lastly, it is important that you have a good working relationship with your landscape professional. Write down your objectives and ideas to bring to them when you meet in person and take notes of your conversation. The best outcomes for garden designs come from a close collaboration between the landscaper, the installer, and the client. So, make sure that you and the designer have a shared vision of what the result of your will be and go from there. They should always be ready and able to communicate with you.
In Lake Elsinore, CA and the surrounding areas, Angel Landscaping is a trusted landscaper with over 22 years of industry experience. Call us at (951) 422-3245 for inquiries.