When starting a landscaping path, it is ever too crucial to pick the right landscaping company. There may be many landscapers near you that are reasonably priced but be sure to also look for quality. There are many questions to ask yourself before making a decision, and there are many resources to help you make the right one. If you are in or near Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette or Orinda, you can contact Laural Landscapes for help finding the perfect match. You can also follow these 3 tips on how to hire the best landscaper.

1. Consider If You Want to Go Organic

Knowing what you want and how you want it done is the first step to an effective landscaping job. For many people going organic is preferred. It can save time and money that would be used going to a grocery store or growing food that does not last or have great health benefits. Overall, the benefits of hiring a landscaper that can help you go organic will help you greatly in the long run. The best way to decipher what you want is to write it down and stick with one idea. Especially for people who want to go organic, having this in writing to show to your preferred company will help them work their hardest to get you what you want.

2. Go for the Contractor with Experience

If you were a business owner and had to decide between a Masters graduate with no experience and a Bachelors graduate with 3 years of experience, it’s basically a given that you would choose experience over education. A project like landscaping is no exception. The experience of a landscaping firm is often determined by years in business, but consider that people may flip between companies and a new firm can also have experience and save costs. However, don’t go for lack of expertise in a plea to slash costs; the quality may not be great.

3. Set Boundaries and Goals

Setting goals for your project is wise so you know what needs to be done and can determine whether or not your preferred firm can make those goals reality. The first way to set goals is to ask for a sketch of the job so you can make comments and changes if needed. Saying they are good at the job and actually performing exceptionally are two very different things. Another step is to set a timeline, because a half-finished job is worse than something of bad quality. Before you make any decisions ask what your company’s timeline looks like; are they unable to help you for three months or can they start right away? You don’t have to be nitpicky but the important thing is that it’s your money and your schedule and you deserve a company that can follow it. Finally, a company being booked does not mean they are of the best quality, so do not be discouraged if you can’t find someone right away.

Are You Considering an Organic Landscape for Your Home?

Making the decision to design and install an organic landscape for your home can be a big project to tackle all on your own.  At Laural Landscapes, we have been partnering with homeowners across Contra Costa County for more than 20 years, helping to bring their dream outdoor spaces to life and transforming their backyards and front yards into beautiful, sustainable, environmentally friendly, organic spaces that last a lifetime.  A landscape design is a holistic creation. It moves, breathes, changes all the time. Each element in it: the hardscape, plants, water, sky; interact with each other to be a green symphony.

What do you want your plant song to be? A quiet place for meditation, sports area, wildlife sanctuary, vegetable garden or a combination of things. All are possible. Your plant song is going to be different from anybody else’s because you are different from anybody else.  Ready to get started? If you are in or around the communities of Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette or Orinda give us a call or contact us for your free consultation at (925) 274-0782.  Laural Landscapes, Organic by Design.



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