Choosing a landscaper

When considering a job as big as the re-imagination of your
home, choosing the appropriate landscaper can be half the battle,
and ownership of a pickup truck and wheelbarrow aren’t all the
tools required. Today’s professional landscapers are qualified
craftsmen with construction expertise.
When considering a job as big as the re-imagination of your home, choosing the appropriate landscaper can be half the battle, and ownership of a pickup truck and wheelbarrow aren’t all the tools required. Today’s professional landscapers are qualified craftsmen with construction expertise. To be sure yours makes the grade, Pete Gluhaich, owner of Greenstreak Landscaping in Gilroy suggests checking up on a few things.

• Are they a licensed C-27 contractor? Many companies put their license number right in the yellow pages.

• Are they insured? Reputable companies should give you insurance when they give you a contract.

• Do they have references? If so, run them down to make sure they’re good. If not, just run.

• Do they offer a contract? Reputable companies will, and a clearly written contract will save you money if a disagreement should arise.

• Do they share your vision? A landscaper should be able to present a plan detailing their ideas to you. If it’s not what you’re looking for, speak up.

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