Important Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Landscaper

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Winter is in full swing, which means you’re looking at your snow-covered landscape and imagining all the potential it has come springtime. But first, you must find the perfect landscaper who can bring your dream outdoor aesthetic to life!

Here are a few questions to ask a potential landscaper before hiring them to ensure they are the right fit for you and your property.

Can I see examples of your past work?

Every landscaper has different methods and preferences in style and design. It is crucial to see examples of their past work to determine if they are capable or have the experience to fulfill everything you desire.

As you browse their work, make sure it all looks original and unique. This is the best way to ensure they do custom work, not cookie-cutter projects that look like everyone else’s.

What ideas do you have for the property?

After you explain what you are looking for, give them a chance to develop ideas to transform the space based on the dimensions and condition of your current yard. Ensure they understand your vision and devise practical ways to reach your desired look without causing unnecessary damage to your property.

How much maintenance will the landscape need?

Having a grand, beautiful yard space is ideal, but if you don’t have the time (or the money) to maintain it to perfection, you are putting yourself in a tough position.

Ensure you find out exactly how much time and energy is needed to keep your yard in good condition, and if it’s more than you can spare, consider altering the design to something more manageable for you and your lifestyle.

What is the estimated cost?

There needs to be clear communication when discussing the estimated project cost if you want to stick to your budget. Ask your designer for a range of costs for the design and the installation. Explain your budget in detail so the landscaper can plan for some wiggle room in case the design does not go accordingly, or adjustments need to be made throughout the process.

At VistaPro Landscape & Design, we can answer all your questions regarding your next landscaping project. We specialize as a full-service landscaping company with a wide range of maintenance and design options. Our knowledgeable staff can turn your yard into the space you’ve always envisioned while staying within your budget. 

Browse our website to learn more about our services, and request a free quote today!