5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Landscaping Contractor

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When you’re thinking of hiring a landscaping contractor, you have many options to take into account. Gardening and landscaping can be a serious commitment to undertake, and so, it’s not something you should take lightly. Instead, you’ll want to put some time and energy into looking at the available options.

Here are 5 major things for you to consider when deciding how to choose a landscaping contractor. 

No one size fits all.

When it comes to your home or business’s landscaping, you’ll want to make sure to achieve that all-desired “curb-side” appeal. To put it simply, you do have many options available, and that fact can actually mean you may risk getting lost by, “not seeing the forest for the trees.” Try to envision the entire project and see the ultimate outcome you want, rather than just focusing on that one set of bushes that you want to prune. (But, yes, do have those bushes pruned too if that’s part of what you want.)

Make sure your landscaping contractor can deliver the result you’re after.

You can see it all in your own head. It’s perfect in your mind’s eye, but you’ll also want to be sure that you can express your wishes clearly to your contractor. Open communication will help ensure you get the results you’re seeking. And naturally, all of that starts with you knowing what you really want. So, take some time and dream of what’s possible. And that way, a landscaper can give you advice and an expert opinion to help you decide what’s possible.

There’s more than meets the eye.

More than the beautiful outcome of the project has to be considered. You’ll also need to know your budget and have the ability to share it with your landscaper. You may want to leave some wiggle room in that budget too. Sometimes the unexpected can be found in your backyard, making the landscaping project take longer and also potentially increasing costs more than you anticipated. 

But how do I choose a landscaper?

The best answer to that question may be using references. When hiring a landscaping contractor, it’s always a good idea to go ahead and ask for references. Go online and ask for some tips for choosing a landscape designer. See if you can find any online reviews, and be sure to take note of any positive and also any negative comments that you find. And if your neighbor has just recently had their own front yard redesigned, ask them how the process went, and find out if they were happy with both the contractor and with the results too. You want to make certain your landscaper doesn’t just make yards look nice; you want to make sure that they have customers who are happy and who would hire them again.


A lot goes into choosing a landscaper.

When trying to decide who to hire as a landscaping professional, many people neglect to realize that they should also take the time to think about safety and security. You want to make sure the person or people working on your property, in your yard, and around your home and family doesn’t pose any safety or security risks. You can ensure this by first deciding, ‘what questions should I ask a landscaper?’ And don’t hesitate to ask potential landscaping contractors for a background check. Because it can be, “Better safe than sorry,” as they say.

RELS Is The Landscaping Contractor You Need.

Take a peek at our line of landscaping options and remember we are Maryland-based, and we have offices in both Frederick and Silver Spring. And with RELS, you’ll know that your landscaping will be beautifully designed to exceed your vision and expectations.