Professional Landscaping Company in Tacoma WA.
Most businesses are maintenance experts (mowing and trimming) but have little idea of what is involved in landscape design and construction. When you are looking for landscaping contractors, ask yourself what the company’s primary business is. When they are a repair firm that also does landscaping, be careful. Just because they can trim and mow really well, it does not mean they can design and create landscapes. Every year, we replace a lot of landscapes set up by maintenance companies. Below are some recommendations for the choosing of a landscaping service.
Reliability – How long has the business been in the field of landscaping? Are they offering a warranty? Are they a corporation with a strong reputation or a single proprietor?
Design Quality – Is landscaping designed by a professional landscape designer trained and experienced to create the designs that you want?
Landscaping teams – skilled and competent teams. Has the team been working on landscaping for a long time?
Quality Plant Material – seeds, trees, and shrubs. Not all plants are equal, and quality matters. Box store/park type trees and plants are not the same as nursery trees or plants. Where are they source their plants??
Landscaping materials – are soil, sand, bark, gravel, pavers, concrete, stone, and other non-plant materials available to do work successfully as part of the design? Good landscapers do not take short cuts.
Equipment and tools – all equipment and tools to perform work. Includes power tools, hand tools, and heavier equipment like skid steers and dingos. If your landscaper only has a wheelbarrow and a shovel – beware!
Knowledge – Do you have the beautiful bushes of Azalea in your landscape? Did you know that they should never be sheared and that they should never be pruned when they set their flower buds for the next season? Then you would expect your landscape maintenance service to understand this, but if that company is just a pair of well-meaning high school kids who have the energy but not all the plant knowledge they probably do not have.
A great landscape is a symbol of pride for most homeowners, and also a living, breathtaking investment. It adds to the worth of your home (as much as 10%-15% according to some sources.) So do not put your landscaping at risk by missing a harmful disease or a pest. Do not allow your lawn to suffer from inaccurate fertilization. Do not risk the damage that may be caused by improper pruning any longer! Make sure that the landscaping company you are looking for actually has knowledgeable professionals.