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Choosing A Landscape Contractor |

Choosing A Landscape Contractor

It can be daunting to chose a company which is right for you, because of the large amount of businesses and individuals out there.  If your search has drawn you to seek out the best landscapers Orange County has to offer, then delve a little below the surface.

Five Burning Questions to Ask

1) Is the company insured and properly licensed?  Notice we said properly.  What is a proper license?  In Texas, landscapers may need General Liability Insurance, a Texas Nursery & Floral Certificate, which comes from the Dept. of Agriculture, and an Irrigation License from the TCEQ.  If the company you use doesn’t have any and all required licenses, you could be liable.  Also, make sure the company has insurance.  A Certificate of Liability with you as an additional insured, is always a good idea.

2) Are quotes fixed or merely estimates?  Low prices may be just estimates.  Insist on firm proposals only.  They should be detailed and have fixed prices.  Unless there’s going to be  a lot of excavation, a company should be fine with this.  Equipment to be used, materials, profits and labor factor into any company’s quote.  Overhead costs may be hidden.  Employee uniforms, training programs, and other expenses fall into the latter, which are needed for a high level of customer service.  Keep this in mind as you comparison shop.  A rock bottom quote may also be low-end and simply not for you.

3)  Will you be able to get solid testimonials from previous clients?  Some companies offer false reviews from “clients”.  Good companies in the landscapers Orange County area will be able to show past and present clients’ honest references.  You can also check with the Better Business Bureau and see what they may have on file about the company.  If you do check references make sure that the projects were similar in size to your own upcoming one.  Company communication with clients is also a factor.

4)  How will you communicate with the company you choose for your project?  Will phone, fax, written and email communication lines be available?  Will any non-native English speaking staff present problems when you ask them questions?   Find a single point of contact person with the company to avoid any confusion.  Daily progress reports should be offered, then given promptly upon request.

5) What about guarantees?  A company should stand behind their products and service.  Some companies don’t have guarantees, or if they do, they’re not very good ones.  You deserve a 100% satisfaction guarantee from your landscapers Orange County business.

Answer all of the above questions and you’ll be able to “weed” out the best landscaping company for you.  Good landscaping companies should now their regional plants and trees.  If you fancy something exotic in your yard, they should advise you if it’s just not the right plant for the location.  A good landscaping company should be able to provide you with great irrigation, paving, patios, lighting and plant options, and many other things.  After all, they are working for you, not against you.  Use their knowledge and expertise to get a fantastically-landscaped garden.

Serenescape of Orange County, CA

We specialize in custom landscape design, swimming pools, spas, concrete and masonry work. We provide a variety of services including lighting, staining, waterfalls, fountains and rock design. We offer quality work to guarantee customer satisfaction.

Our Comprehensive Services Include:

Innovative, custom landscape designs
Custom swimming pools and spas
Custom concrete or stone work
Custom masonry work
Built-in barbecues / outdoor kitchens
Outdoor fireplaces
Waterfalls, fountains and rock design
Plant design and installation
Accent lighting
Irrigation services
Patio covers, pergola and casitas
Concrete staining services

Call Serenescape at (949) 200-8630 for all your landscape design and installation needs.

For more info reference Landscapers Orange County.

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