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It’s finally spring, so homeowners and businesses alike are starting to think about landscaping jobs starting up again. For the homeowner, now is actually the perfect time to start asking around for recommendations on which company to hire for a 2022 job. Without a direct recommendation, it means a little more thorough research into what you should look for in a landscaping company.

Ask if they’re prepared for large jobs.

Ask for photos of past projects or more information on what they have installed. The right landscaping company will have the proper equipment, manpower, and expertise to install all that you need. If they don’t do a certain feature, then they should be upfront about that. That’s why your own research could help in this instance by browsing their website and social media. They should hopefully have a gallery of work on their website and then even more information about the kind of company they are and what they’ve completed on their social media.

Check their credentials.

There are a couple ways to see if a landscaping company is a trusted choice for the job. Look up:

  • Testimonials on Google My Business and Facebook
  • If they offer a consultation/free quote
  • How long they have been in business
  • If they’re active on social media
  • How they present their brand

You can always ask about any additional information you want as well when you contact them.

Pay attention to their initial communication.

As you’re deciding which landscaping company to go with, the businesses you’re in contact with should be punctual and professional. They should understand that most potential customers are in talks with multiple companies to see which offer is best, so it’s important to leave a good first impression. When asking for a quote, the company should be clear on every part of the budget so there’s no secret costs down the road. How they communicate in the first conversations will also reflect on how they’ll be throughout the job, so it’s important to keep that in mind.

If you’re in the Twin Cities and in the process of looking for a landscaping company, give Outdoor Innovations a call to get an estimate and discuss design. Our landscaping experts have completed large scale projects, and we have been in business since 2007.