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How to hire a landscape contractor

Updated: Apr 20, 2021

The time has come and you are ready to hire a landscape contractor to create your outdoor space. However, this may be the first time you are doing this or it may have been a while since you last did this or you are in a new area and are unsure of who to contact.

How to hire a landscape contractor

Research for inspiration

  • Search the internet for ideas and inspiration, Pinterest is great for this.

  • Save photos or if you are using Pinterest, create a board.

Research for landscapers

  • Ask friends and family

  • Post in local Facebook groups for recommendations

  • Search Google and review websites

Reach out

  • Contact landscapers and note how long it takes for them to get back to you

  • Book appointments and get a feel for the business

  • Ask about their timelines

  • Ask about other jobs they have done

  • Discuss all the aspects of your project

Compare quotes

  • It is vital that you compare 'apples to apples'. Often when quoting different companies may include or exclude items so many sure your quotes are compared correctly.

  • How did you feel about the company representative, did they make you feel at ease with the project?

  • Check licenses and insurance

  • Check feedback about the business and references


Make sure you know both your and their expectations for payment and have this in a written agreement.

Remember that you have hired a professional and they deserve to get paid on time and as you have agreed.

Branching Out Co. are fully licensed and insured with great references so make sure to book us to come and quote on your next project. We offer a 1 hour obligation free consultation onsite.

How to hire a landscape contractor

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