A landscaping consultation is the first step to transforming your outdoor space into a retreat that reflects your style and enhances curb appeal. But what exactly should you ask a landscaping company? Here are nine questions to make the most of this crucial meeting.
1. What’s Your Landscaping Experience?
Inquire about previous projects and if the company has any specific areas of specialization to gauge if they’re the right fit for your project.
2. Can You Provide References or Portfolio Samples?
Seeing examples of their work or talking to past clients can give you a better idea of their capabilities, quality and style.
3. What Is Your Design Process?
Ask about their design philosophy and how they approach the creative process. You might expect the company to work with you through a site analysis, design consultation, preliminary design, revisions and a final plan.
4. What’s the Timeline for the Project?
Get a clear understanding of the project timeline from start to end so you can plan accordingly and manage expectations. If you’d like to space the work in phases over a longer period of time, is the company able to do that?
5. Do You Have Experience With Native Plants?
It’s vital to hire a company that has experience with native plants that thrive in Ohio’s climate to ensure a sustainable landscape.
6. What Ideas Do You Have for My Outdoor Space?
Have the landscaper share potential design ideas, which can help both of you gain clarity on the scope of work needed. If you have photos of landscaping you like, you can share these with each potential landscaper as well.
7. What Is the Estimated Cost and Payment Structure?
Discuss the financial aspects of the project, including the estimated cost and the payment structure, to help you budget effectively and avoid any surprises later. When you receive estimates, review them carefully and ask questions about anything that isn’t clear.
8. Are You Licensed and Insured?
Ask for proof of license and insurance coverage to protect yourself from liability in case of any accidents or damages during the project.
9. How Will Maintenance Be Handled?
Post-installation care is essential. Ask about maintenance services and get tips on how to keep your garden looking lush.
Have a Successful Landscaping Consultation
A consultation isn’t just about landscaping companies evaluating your space; it’s also an opportunity for you to assess their suitability for your project. By asking these questions, you’ll be on your way to creating a dreamy outdoor oasis.
Book a consultation with The Site Group and discover the exciting possibilities to transform your yard.