3 Essential Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Landscape Contractor


Do you feel like your property looks like a literal jungle, and you want something that looks nicer? Perhaps, instead of overgrown weeds, your yard has a tendency to look barren and lifeless during the summer months, and you'd like it to look more aesthetically pleasing. Whatever the case, your best chance at having the yard that you've been dreaming of is by hiring a professional. Whether you want something nice but understated or something to show off a bit, a professional will be able to help you get your yard into shape. To help you find the right professional for the job, some questions that you should be asking include the following:

Will your company handle all of the maintenance? Unless you are installing completely fake plants, all of the growing things are going to need various types of maintenance. This includes things like mowing, pruning, weeding, and so on. Sometimes, a landscape contractor will handle these things directly, but other times, he or she will hire out this maintenance work to another company. There is nothing wrong with this, but you should still know who you should be contacting if you have concerns about something. Sometimes, you will still need to contact the contractor, but other times, you'll be contacting the other company directly.

What source do you use for the plants? In general, plants that come from a specialized nursery are going to be healthier and of better quality than the ones you would get at a big box or home improvement store. Unfortunately, not everyone wants to pay for this better quality, so a landscape contractor might automatically assume that you want to get the cheaper plants. If you don't want to deal with things like plants dying at random, it's worth it to pay a little extra now for the healthier and stronger plants.

How long will the process take? Unlike a construction project, a landscaping project can't always be completed in a single year. Depending on what the starting conditions are and what you want the final result to be, it can take two or three years to pull out the old plants and replace them with the ones that you actually want. This is to ensure that the new plants are able to establish themselves before adding further plants. A good landscape contractor will be forthcoming about how long everything will take, explaining what will happen during each phase of the project. You will be able to see some improvement almost immediately but, ultimately, the final vision may take some time to achieve.

Contact a company like C  & J Landscaping to learn more.


11 December 2019

Beautiful Landscaping Can Transform the Look of Any Home

When my husband and I bought our house years ago, we thought it would be our "starter" home and we would move in a few years. We soon had two children, and we then decided against moving since we live in a great school district and we love our neighbors. However, I was growing very tired of the appearance of our home. We painted it a different color, and it still seemed like the "same old house" that we were tired of. We finally deciding that maybe good landscaping would "do the trick" and make our home more enjoyable to use again. We were right, and I now love our home! I now love spending time in our yard and just enjoying the scenery. I have such a passion for landscaping now I decided to create a blog about it. I plan to share many landscaping tips, so come back!