As housing markets begin to stabilize and the general public can raise its head above water, most people search for ways to add value to their homes. One of the cheapest, fastest, and easiest ways to add value to your home is to increase your home’s curb appeal, which means finding a landscaping company to do this type of project. All landscaping companies are not created equal, and research should always be done on any contractor they hire. Before choosing one company over another, consider a few things, such as insurance, references, and price.


Always ensure that the company they choose to complete any home improvement project is insured and, if necessary, licensed. Outdoor projects can have even bigger commitments, so homeowner due diligence deserves even more attention. Landscapers with landscapers insurance are more professional than a freelance guy who calls himself a landscaper. Landscape design is one of those areas where you should do your research. When a business uses their liability insurance, they risk being excluded by the insurer, which means they are out of business in some states.

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A great way to see the quality of a landscape company’s work is to ask for references from recent local jobs. The owner can see the work of that particular company. A good company should have at least three references that they are willing to give to any potential owner, and those references should have at least one local job. Feel free to ask for references, phone numbers, and addresses because contractors ready to do the work will be willing to show you their past projects.


In the landscape business, the price can vary greatly. Some may be tall; some may be too short. Therefore, it is better to search for 3-4 companies before making a final decision. Most people choose a price that is somewhere in the middle. One of the average rates is usually the best option for most people