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Denver Landscaping: The 5 Warning Signs of Hiring Amateurs for Landscape Installation

October 25, 2017

When you want to redo your outdoor area and install some landscaping, you typically get a few quotes from companies that you find online or by word of mouth. Homeowners often find themselves wanting to go with the cheapest option because, well, it’s the cheapest! However, that’s certainly not the way to judge a Denver landscaping company. Hiring amateurs only leads to problems that will end up having your landscaping not look the way you intended it to, or have a slew of problems in the future. The dangers of hiring amateurs to do your landscape installation definitely outweigh the pro of having cheap labor. Read on to find out the five warning signs!

The Warning Signs

When working with a landscaping company, there are 5 warning signs that they are not experienced and not properly equipped to handle the job. First and foremost, they need to be able to provide a license and insurance paperwork. If they don’t, run away! Seriously though, they do need to have the proper license and insurance to cover themselves and their employees on a worksite.

Second, if you notice drastic changes in your original quote after the landscaping company gets to work, that’s another warning sign. While things change after landscapers get to work on your property, there shouldn’t be big differences in the amount that was quoted. This is a sign the amateur company was trying to lower your quote just to get your business in the first place.

Did you get a thorough consultation before work began? If not, that’s your third warning sign. At Water Solutions Company, we offer a full assessment of soil and lighting in order to determine which plants and trees will grow best. We also provide information about wildlife that will be attracted or repelled by certain plants and trees, which is essential if you don’t want to draw them into your yard. We also offer advice on what to do with fences and building colors in order to harmonize the landscape.

If you keep getting cancelled appointments or delays on when the amateur landscaping company is supposed to work, that’s your fourth warning sign. A professional landscaper will always be on time, and ready to work. Of course, delays might come up and there’s nothing you can do about them, but if they do happen a professional landscaper would contact you and let you know beforehand.

Finally, if your landscaper displays a  negative attitude or completely dispels your ideas for your yard, it’s a definite fifth warning sign. A professional landscaper should be able to take your ideas and make do with what will work with your yard.

At the end of the day, just remember that landscaping jobs are not for the amateur. Do you need more proof? Read up on four reasons why you should hire a professional Denver landscaping service. When it comes to hiring the best of the best for landscaping, Water Solutions Company is your go-to service! With over 45 years of experience, we know what works for the Denver area and how to make your landscaping the best it can possibly look We’ll help you create a look that will last for years to come. Learn more about our landscaping services. When you’re ready to get started, call us at 720-435-1495 or get your free estimate today!