6 Qualities to Look for in the Perfect Landscaping Team

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    When you’re a homeowner or a business owner, you know how important it is to have a lush, attractive lawn and landscape. It’s the first thing people see when they come to visit and the last thing they see before they leave, so you don’t want to give off the wrong impression that a poorly-laid out landscape creates. That’s why choosing the perfect landscaping team can sometimes feel like a bit of a daunting task.

    Trusting your lawn to the right professionals is a very personal thing to do and requires a lot of confidence in the right people. Do your research and make sure you’re investing your time, energy, and goals for your lawn in the right people. Here are just a few of the qualities to look for that make a great landscaping team.

    Find A Company That Can Do It All

    Your yards don’t just include grass and greenery, so why should you only hire a company that only does just that? A major quality you want in a landscaping team is one that can help you year-round with many of your features. This will help you save money by not always having to hire another team for each project, and will help you build a trusting relationship with a company you know does good work. Look for a well-rounded and skillful team that does regular maintenance, seasonal lighting, water management, retaining walls and can address the many features you have on your property. Some companies claim to do it all, but there are very few out there who do it well. Our specialists allow us to offer elevated experiences in all departments.

    Look At The Reviews

    The best companies are ones with loyal clients that can testify to the work that they do. There’s no better sign that a company is good than if their clients are willing to vocalize their appreciation and support for them online. Check out Yelp, Google, and Angie’s List websites for reviews from customers. If there isn’t a whole lot, or they’re largely negative, maybe pass on seeking the help of that landscaping company.

    Personality Matters

    Even though you’re looking for a landscaper based on their work and reputation and not their personality, having a landscaper who’s sociable makes a big difference. At the end of the day, getting the work done you want is all about communicating your ideas to your landscaper who creates them. So you want a landscaper who’s friendly, a good listener, and who’s open to criticism and adjusting their work when needed.

    Look Around Town For Signs

    Even though you’ll find plenty of reviews on the internet, the best way to gather information about landscaping companies that do good work is to keep your eyes open when you’re traveling around town. Take a walk or a drive in a neighborhood with houses with nice landscaping designs and keep an eye out for little signs on the lawn that mention a company name. It’s a good way to actually see firsthand the kinds of work they do and a great way to get familiar with trustworthy local companies in the area. If your neighbors trust them, then that’s all the more reason for you to as well.

    Insured Landscapers Are A Must

    While it’s tempting to just hire the cheap team made of family friends that your neighbor recommends, do a little more research before trusting them to your lawn. The last thing you want is to hire a not-so-professional team because they can often do more harm than good. Someone who’s not licensed can end up cutting ground cable, electrical, or water lines by accident because they don’t have the knowledge or experience to contact the city and look out for these. One of the first questions you should ask a landscaping team is if they’re insured to avoid this issue.

    Check Out Their Portfolio And Request A Design

    One of the best ways to know if the landscaping company you’re hiring is the right one is to check out portfolios of their work. You’ll get a general idea of the style of work they do and may even be able to incorporate some of their previous work’s features into your own design. Another way to get some more inspiration like this is to arrange a consultation with a landscaping company and ask them to draft you a rough design about what they envision for your space. They may charge you for this service, but if you end up not going through with this particular company then at least you have a design that fuels your creative process. These are just a few of the qualities to look for in a trustworthy landscaping company. Follow these guidelines and you’ll have a landscape that makes you proud.

    If you are looking for a trustworthy landscaping team in Kansas City, contact High Prairie Outdoors — we are meeting remotely, producing safely.

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    About The Author

    Robyn is a 2009 Graduate of the Kansas State University Department of Horticulture. She grew up in South East Kansas where she graduated from Humboldt High School. She was a Kansas State University Leadership Scholar and President of the Horticulture Club. She married Bret in 2009 and they have a daughter Ellie, born in 2021. Their family is completed by three adopted dogs.

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