How To Choose Your Landscape Contractor
You have lots of options to choose from when it comes to hiring a landscape contractor. But do you know how to choose the best landscape contractor for your project?
Here are a few important questions to consider when choosing your landscape contractor:
1. Does the landscape contractor provide maintenance?
Many landscape contractors can help with big projects to renovate your backyard or front lawn, but what happens when the work is done? Very few landscape contractors provide maintenance when the project is complete, so it’s up to you to do the work to keep your property looking its best. There’s no such thing as a low maintenance landscape, but your landscape contractor will be able to help keep perennials and low-growing shrubs in great shape.
2. Is the landscape contractor experienced?
You’re investing a lot of money into your landscaping project, and you want it to look great so you get years of use and pleasure out of it. The last thing you want is to hire a landscape contractor that only has a couple of years of experience. An experienced contractor has seen it all. They’ve seen different shapes, sizes and varieties of properties, so they know how to problem-solve and adapt your dream landscaping project so it works for your particular property.
3. How involved will you, the homeowner, be in the process?
At Kerr & Kerr, we make sure to include the homeowner in every step of the landscaping process, and we think that’s an important feature of a great landscape contractor. We offer a complete design and build service and we walk our customers through the whole process. We’ll help you visualize the plans from paper to landscape and we’ll show you how it’s coming together at every step. It’s our goal to make sure you’re happy with the project every step of the way.
4. How high is the turnover rate for the company?
Large landscape contracting businesses often experience high turnover rates. Because landscape work can be very seasonal, it can be difficult to keep employees year-round. Kerr & Kerr is a family-owned, tight-knit company, and we don’t see a lot of turnover in our staff. From our foremans to our landscape labourers, our team takes pride in what they do and understands the importance of building relationships with customers. Having this kind of dedication ensures that our work is always completed to the highest standards.
At Kerr & Kerr Landscaping, we have over 60 years of combined experience in the landscape and horticulture business. Contact us today to book your landscape consultation!