How To Hire The Right Landscaper Before Selling Your Home

Posted on Sep 18, 2018 11:58:00 AM by Stephanie Morgan

How To Hire The Right Landscaper | The Experienced Gardener

Your yard is one of the first things people notice about your property, so if you’re prepping your home to be sold, you can’t forget the plants. Making sure the landscape is clean, attractive, and well-tended is an investment that could end up getting you a higher selling price in the end. Hire a professional landscaper to clear out any loose debris, trim shrubs, trees, and repair fencing. Your landscaping team can also design and plant flower beds and create desirable outdoor living areas.

There are a lot of gardening projects that you can and might even want to do on your own. However, professionals have the time, materials and tools to do the job fast and right.There are also some aspects of making your garden look nice that are pretty difficult to do, such as climbing up into your trees to clear out dead branches.

If you’re not sure what you want for your yard, the landscaper can give you some guidance. Especially if you’re only fixing up the yard in order to sell it, it’s a good idea to ask the landscaper what’s popular in the area. Picking a local landscaper comes with the benefit that they’ve worked on a lot of yards in the area and have a good idea of what’s been trending recently.

If you do try to take on a difficult project and it ends up getting out of hand, a landscaping crew can come to your rescue. Don’t be afraid to call the landscaper for help if you’re in the middle of something and it’s not working out. If you really want to learn how to do it on your own, you can ask them to walk you through how to do it correctly, so that you’re better prepared next time around.

Tips on Hiring a Landscaper

Choose someone you get along with. Don’t just hire the person who gives you the lowest estimate. It’s important to choose someone that you can communicate easily with, in order to get the results you want.

Make sure you go over any questions you have before they start the project. It’s important to go over any concerns and questions beforehand so that you can avoid any problems down the road. We’ve put together a list of common questions, but you should put together a list of questions you have before interviewing the potential landscapers you’ve short listed.

Questions to Ask Potential Landscapers

How many years have you been in business?

What’s the breakdown of your estimate?

Who does the work? Trained employees or hired day laborers?

Where will you get your materials?

Do you have background checks?

Licenses and taxes might vary. Expect to pay taxes on any materials or products used, but the state determines whether you pay tax on labor. If it makes you feel more comfortable you can ask for a background check. The landscapers have access to your home, so it makes sense that you’d want to check into who they are.

 

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