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Many people focus on price when looking for landscaping professionals. But while it can be a benchmark, price does not define quality in any way. Remember that landscaping projects impact property value significantly. You’d want to find a landscaping team with a reputation for excellence. Here are the steps.
The first step in the process is to make a list of local landscaping contractors or companies in your area. The Arizona Registrar of Contractors (AZ ROC)—the licensing and regulatory board for Arizona contractors—is your most reliable and unbiased source for this information.
However, you may end up with a long list after searching the AZ ROC database. The following approaches can help you narrow it down:
Shortening your list to about 3-5 should let you assess your options in-depth.
We recommend doing the following after narrowing down your list:
You can add to this list other personal preferences you have, such as schedule flexibility, financing terms and specific expertise. Taking detailed notes is a good idea when meeting your prospects. Going through these steps meticulously should help make it easier to decide which professional landscaper to work with.
Deciding who to hire is a cakewalk for some people. But others may take more time to study their options, which is understandable given the weight of the decision. A detailed pros-and-cons list should guide you through the process. But while you’re at it, savor the experience as you are finally turning your dream landscape into reality.
There’s no cut-and-dried method of finding a landscape professional. However, researching systematically and thoroughly gives you the best chance of getting a team that truly satisfies your landscaping needs.
Picking a landscaping company does not mean you can be complacent afterward. You should assess daily if the team is indeed a good fit for your needs, especially in the early stages of your partnership or if you haven’t signed a contract yet. The sooner you know that they’re not, the sooner you can change your mind.
The following are signs that you made the right decision:
In some of our previous projects, clients came to us because they were unhappy with a landscaping job done on their property by another team. So, the sooner you notice any red flags, the better. That way, you spare yourself from landscaping issues that may be costly to fix later.
Miscommunication is often a big reason for incurring unnecessary landscaping expenses. Hence, the importance of clear and constant talks with your landscaper. The tips below can help you avoid misunderstandings during project execution.
Good communication can prevent many landscaping problems. Use these tips to ensure your landscaping team understands your ideas clearly. They’ll help you create the outdoor living space of your dreams while minimizing stress.
It can be tempting to go with a company that specializes in certain parts of the landscape, such as outdoor kitchens, lawn installation, irrigation systems and inground pools. These features will occupy limited areas in your yard. Once they’re installed, you’ll need to landscape their surroundings.
However, the problem with working with different companies for the same landscaping project is that you may not get the result you’re trying to achieve. Odd bends and corners may appear that may require fixing later and add to your costs. Worse, dissonance in design and construction may produce an ugly landscape, reducing your property value and leaving you unhappy.
Straight Line Landscape offers a complete range of landscaping services. You don’t have to worry about design contradictions, cluttered communication and other problems that arise from having different teams working on the same property. Everything about the project is streamlined and cohesive.
When you work with Straight Line Landscape, you benefit from our long experience in the landscaping business. We live up to a reputation of excellence, so we get a lot of referrals from satisfied clients. We take care of everything from the planning stage down to completion and turnover. We ensure homeowners get no less than high-quality landscaping services.
One of the initial critical steps to creating a fantastic residential landscape is finding a reliable landscaping crew. You may start by searching the AZ ROC database and then creating a shortlist. Proceed systematically from there and make a detailed pros-and-cons list to help you finalize your decision. When you’ve picked your team, make sure you communicate your ideas clearly to prevent issues and unnecessary expenses.
The right landscaping company is your partner in creating a livable and beautiful landscape on your property. They involve you in every step and make you feel heard. Their expertise and professionalism show in every aspect of their business.
"The primary source of our business has been organic referrals — from the neighbors and friends of our customers who see the quality."
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