Considerations for Hiring a Tempe Landscaper (Part 1 of 2)

Tuesday, August 2, 2011 @ 09:08 PM
posted by Ed Bambauer

This blog post is the first of a 2-part series that will describe the smartest way to hire a Tempe landscaper.

Hiring a Tempe landscaper is no different from hiring any other contractor.  You ask friends, family and neighbors for referrals.  You define your project in detail.  And, you do your homework to select the landscaper with the best fit to your project requirements.

Any referral could provide valuable information and drastically cut your search time.  It may also help to drive around and look at other’s landscaping.  Note what you like and don’t like.  Then ask who did the work.

Keep in mind, however, the limitations of input from neighbors, friends and family.  You may have different tastes, personalities and expectations.  A Tempe landscaper that’s well suited to one person and his or her project may not sync well with you.

It’s All in the Details

What are you looking to accomplish with your landscaping project?  Do you need help with design?  Do you want a company to install new landscaping?  Are you looking for a complete overhaul?  Do you want ongoing maintenance?  Whatever you want should be detailed on paper.   Documenting your desires and requirements helps cover all your bases with your Tempe landscaper.

The more you know about what you want, the better your chances of getting it.  Plus, you can stretch your budget further by outlining exactly what you need.  Some of the things to consider when defining your project include:

  • Overall Design
  • Grading Issues
  • Drainage Issues
  • Erosion Control
  • Soil Condition
  • Irrigation Needs
  • Existing Trees and Shrubs
  • New Trees and Shrubs
  • Lawn Seeding and Fertilization
  • Hardscape Features (granite, pavers, walks, walls, patios, decks)
  • Seasonal Gardens
  • Night Lighting
  • Water Features
  • Pest Control
  • Maintenance and Lawn Care (mowing, trimming, edging, weeding, blowing, fertilizing)
  • Community or HOA Restrictions and Requirements

For more information about Mesa landscape maintenance, continue to visit our blog or contact Corona Landscape.

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