March 30, 2016
What to Look for When Choosing a Professional Landscaping Company
Just spent a fortune on a landscaping company that didn’t deliver? You’re not alone. Many people have also learned the hard way. Today, hiring a ‘professional landscaping company could mean the difference between hiring a team of amateurs who have just started out, and hiring a team of landscaping architects, horticulturalists, tree surgeons and plant doctors who have an acquired knowledge of nature, plants, soil, water, and the building and installation of outdoor structures. But with the plethora of landscaping companies scattered throughout Johannesburg and Pretoria today – how can you really tell who’s professional and who’s not? If you’re a little unsure of how to spot the difference, then here’s what you should be looking for.
#1 Enquire About Ethical Methods and Practices
First and foremost, always enquire about ethical methods and practices. There is a growing trend towards greener living and not only can it reduce your monthly expenses, but it can also reduce your environmental impact, and professional landscaping companies know this. Today, there is only a handful of landscaping companies that practice sustainable methods and if you really want to distinguish a professional from an amateur, this is where you’ll find it. Not only are professionals water-wise, but they are also passionate about nature and have knowledgeable about water, soil, plants, irrigation and permaculture, as well as the environmental impact of harmful chemicals and pesticides.
#2 Experience in Landscape Design and Installation
Experience plays an enormous role in design and installation of landscapes, which is why you should always look for a landscaping company that has both, years of experience and an enormous portfolio to prove it. A landscape is a dynamic, living, breathing and thriving biological system that needs round-the-clock attention, expertise, creativity, insight and endurance, especially if you want to keep it polished and functional throughout the seasons. The truth is that only professional landscaping companies will be able to come up with innovative and practical landscaping ideas and solutions that involve greenery and structure to bring your vision to life.
Whether you’re looking for an outdoor space complete with an eco-friendly swimming pool and braai area, a sustainable vegetable garden with irrigation, a Japanese rock garden with a koi fish pond, or a fire pit and outdoor kitchen – we can do it all for you. As a professional landscaping company at the forefront of ethical landscape design and installation – we’ll help you bring your outdoor vision to life, and at the right price too!