Choosing the right landscape construction company is not difficult. All you need to do is research hundreds of companies that offer landscape construction services in your area and then hope for best while you make a decision that could cost you thousands of dollars and completely alter the aesthetic of your property. Simple, right?

In truth, not all landscape companies in the GTA are equal. Finding the right one – one employing a skilled team of professionals who can deliver on the promises made – means you need to do your homework. Whether you’re looking for a simple enhancement to your property, or a complete landscape overhaul involving new stonework, new decking, irrigation systems, and newly installed gardens, it’s important to consider three things when choosing the right landscape contractor. For starters, you should always consider the history and experience of the landscape construction company you’re thinking of contracting. Many fly-by-night landscapers appear each year, usually founded by people who think that owning a truck and trailer, a lawnmower and a weed-eater qualifies them as a professional landscaping service. When you find landscape construction services that have over a decade of experience in the market, with a long list of satisfied customers, then chances are you’re dealing with a company that knows a thing or two about customer service.

The second thing you should look for is the qualifications of the people employed by the landscape construction company you’re considering. The best landscape construction services often employ people who are certified landscape technicians, botanists, horticulturists, and landscape designers. Any degree of education related to the practice of landscape construction and design adds a degree of credibility to the company. Quite often the best projects are the result of a team effort between a qualified landscape designer and the team ultimately responsible for implementing the design. Ask the contractors to provide a list of references, and check their website to learn about their education and experience.

Finally, before you can choose the right landscape company for you, you need to know exactly what you actually want done. Whether you’re talking residential or commercial design, you’ll want to come prepared with some idea of what you want for your stonework and gardens, what kind of materials you want in your deck design or what the ultimate goal of your landscape project will be. Knowing what you want can help you decide which company is the best to help you get the result you want.

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