You do want a legal, legitimate professional landscape contractor working on your property for many reasons. Keeping your property looking its best at all times, having the ability to identify the many problems caused by insects and disease, proper planting, pruning, transplanting, proper plant choices, landscape designs, etc. These are just a few of the, many reasons for choosing a qualified professional.
For the most part, your property is the largest investment you have. Why would you leave it to unprofessional, uninsured, and unlicensed amateurs?
You have spent a great deal of money on your property, and you want to increase its’ value by beautifying your grounds.
You would certainly make sure your electrician, your plumber, and your other contractors were properly insured and qualified.
Shouldn’t your Landscape Professionals be too?
What to look for when hiring a Landscape Professional.
1. Don’t hire someone because they’re inexpensive.
This is probably the most costly mistake a consumer makes.
When confronted by an inexpensive price, ask to see the information listed
below. After this initial review, you will probably understand why their rates are low.
Remember, “Often the difference isn’t worth the difference.”
2. Get an estimate and ask for references.
3. Ask about the following business information:
*HST Registration Number or Registry of Joint Stock Number.
*Liability Insurance / Workman’s Compensation -
Did you knowthat if someone is working on your property and they are not insured, you are personally liable if they get hurt.
4. You should also:
* Consider hiring a company with Certified Horticultural Technicians (CHT).
* Make certain you receive all quotes and project terms in writing.
* Review their portfolio and consider the contractor’s experience, design
style and maintenance program
Good Luck with All Your Projects!!!