japanese gardenNow that summer is upon us, this is the perfect time to get those outdoor projects finished up. Perhaps you’ve been wanting to do some landscaping in the front or back but don’t have the time, equipment or skills to get the job done? If so, hiring a professional is the smart thing to do.

How do you choose a good landscape design company in Denver to come out and turn your vision into reality? Here are three questions to ask any contractor when shopping around for a good company.

 

1. What Kind Of Reviews Has The Landscaping Company Received?

First, look for customer reviews on Yelp, Facebook, Google and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Be sure to read each review carefully and take some of those 5-star reviews with a grain of salt. Yes, some companies put up fake reviews! So look for companies that have dozens of positive reviews across multiple review platforms.

 

2. How Long Has The Company Been In Business?

New landscape design companies aren’t necessarily bad to work with, and in some cases they will actually go out of their way to provide you with a positive experience, since they are new and are trying to get some traction with their business. However, if the job you have in mind requires very specialized skills and equipement – or is simply massive in scope – then you might prefer to go with an older company with an established track record.

 

3. Is The Company Bonded And Insured?

Make sure the company guarantees their work and has insurance coverage just in case something goes wrong. If any water lines or other property gets damaged, you want to be sure the company can cover those expenses.