3 Tips for Choosing the Right Landscaper

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Landscaper

Your landscape says something about your home and allows you to take advantage of the almost year-round ability to enjoy the outdoors as a part of your central living space. Creating a new green space or adding some hardscaping or walkways to your area may be a small investment that adds a great deal of pleasure to your life and could even add significantly to the resale value of your property. However, it is important to work with a landscaping company that has had success in the Middle Tennessee area, or you risk finding that your dream project turns into a nightmare.

3 Tips for Choosing the Right Landscaper

1. Your Landscaping Design Professionals Should Listen to Your Ideas

No matter how well-qualified, if your landscapers are not willing to at least listen to your ideas, it’s time to find a different design firm. Their job as landscape designers is to help you achieve your vision in a realistic way, not to paint over your vision completely. 

2. Always Ask for References

Even if you’ve worked with a company years ago, it doesn’t hurt to ask for recent references. Many things can change over the years including the ownership of the design firm or the key staff members. When you speak with people who have recently worked with your chosen landscaping design firm and are satisfied, you can be more confident moving forward with your project. 

3. Get a Guarantee

While it’s standard practice to ask about the licensing and certification of key staff members, some clients neglect to ask their landscape architects for a guarantee. Once a design is approved to move forward, homeowners should have some recourse if the project does not turn out as expected. Spring is right around the corner, and there’s no better time to start planning for your new landscape design!

Contact the friendly professionals at Smart Scapes, LLC — Nashville’s oldest and most esteemed landscaping design firm. Our professionals have worked with families and businesses on all sizes of projects from landscape to hardscapes and can help you define the ideal space for your unique needs. Call us today at 615-356-0139 or view our specials online to get started. 

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