Your landscaping ideas may be awesome, but they are only ideas without a local landscape architecture firm’s help. If you want your landscape and outdoor living area to live up to your hopes and dreams, picking the right landscaping firm is the most essential step. This step requires careful attention, detailed research and can become very stressful.
Below are some tips for defining your project early and picking the best firm that suits your needs.
Before you dive into researching local landscaping firms, it is critical to know exactly what you want to do with your landscape. Are you looking to add a new walkway to your yard or add color? Do you want a symmetrical or asymmetrical look amongst your shrubs and bushes? These are all questions that need to be answered before talking with landscaping firms.
Once you have put some thought into what you are genuinely looking for, make a detailed sketch so the local landscaping firm can attempt to get on the same page as you.
Researching firms can occur in many ways. The most common way is to ask your friends, family, and neighbors who they trust with their yard’s landscaping duties. Another way is by researching online. In today’s digital world, nearly every landscaping company has a Facebook page or web page to showcase its work portfolio.
Once you know what you want and have familiarized yourself with all of the local options, it is time to narrow down your list. Bringing the list down to two or three professional landscaping firms is ideal and allows you to meet in person with each company.
It will be hard to get a good feel for what your top companies bring to the table until you meet them in person. These consultations are generally free and provide a great time to share goals and present the sketches you drew in step one. The most important takeaway from this meeting is whether or not the men or women are attentive listeners, and you feel as if they genuinely care about your yard and the work that needs to be done.
By this point, your decision should not be too difficult. Your research and all the time that has been put in will be worth it, and you are ready to pick the best partner for you!
If you are located in the Charlotte area, Vision Green Landscaping is the team for you. We are excited to set up a consultation with you now and turn your dreams into reality!
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