Whether you have a big landscaping job at hand or just a few small updates to your Saline, Michigan yard, it’s best to leave the job to the professionals who know how to do things right. There is a lot of thought that goes into placement of plants, shape of landscape islands and what kind of plants would work best in a certain area. In order to have landscaping that thrives, make sure you pick landscape contractors that are experienced and who will do a great job. There are a lot of people who start up their own landscaping company but that does not mean they are qualified to do the job.

Some questions to ask and things to consider when looking at contractors:

Past Work
All reputable landscape contractors should have photos of the work they have completed in the past. Also, they should be able to provide you with references of people they have worked for. Sometimes it’s helpful to speak with someone who already dealt with that specific contractor to get an idea of what they thought about the process.

You can check with the Better Business Bureau to see if any complaints have been formally filed against a certain landscape contractor. Now you can also search online to see if there have been any reviews written on a variety of business sites.

History Of The Business
Find out how long a certain business has been operating in your area. The more experienced contractors will do a better job. You may be able to get a better deal from a company just starting out but the end result may suffer. Also, a contractor that has been around the block knows all about the installation of landscaping, surveys, easements, town codes and more. They should also know all about the proper care and treatment of plants.

Licensed and Insured
Reputable contractors in the Saline, Michigan area will be licensed and insured in the city that they work in. This means the contractor has gone through necessary steps with the local government to apply for a work permit. They have paid fees, filled out paperwork and are on the up and up.

While weather can play a part in when you get your landscaping work completed for you, your landscape contractor should still be very reliable. You should ideally get a time frame up front that explains when and how the work will be done, weather permitting. Also if weather becomes an issue, your contractor should be in touch with you to keep you updated on changes. It’s never ok to not hear from your contractor or to not have them show up.

Also keep in mind you want to make sure your Saline, Michigan landscape contractor has all the necessary equipment for the job and find out if they are insured in case something breaks or happens during the job. Interviewing a few different landscape contractors can ensure you are getting the best of the best and that you will be happy with the end result.