What does a landscaping business offer to a consumer?
A Landscaping service usually offers a variety of services to do with the design and creation of gardens and grounds. Landscaping work usually begins with a design or concept for the area to be landscaped, sometimes created by a garden designer or by the property owner, or sometimes the landscaping business offers garden design services as well.
What is included in landscaping work?
From the concept or design, the landscaping service will create or build what is required, for example a new garden layout, new paths or driveway, garden buildings such as summerhouses and sheds, steps, fences, walls, oriental gardens, water features and ponds, new borders and flower beds, raised beds, lawns, and even swimming pools and tennis courts. Landscaping is about creating new areas out of old ground, and redesigning areas. Some consumers may want a firm with a specialist Paving Installer for patio and courtyard work.
A good Landscaping Business is reliable and offers a range of services for your garden, including:
- Garden Design
- Paving Installer
- Wall Building
- Driveway and Path Creation
- Installation of Steps and Ramps
- Creation of beds and Borders
- Turf Laying and Lawn Creation
- Pond and Water Feature Creation
Other services that a landscaper may offer:
A landscaping Business may also offer garden maintenance, gardening services, keeping borders weeded and pruned, cutting hedges and mowing grass. Large Landscaping Services may have a tree surgeon for tree work, and a garden designer as well. Additional services such as pest control may also be available from the same firm.
Health and safety and environmental considerations:
Responsible landscapers will work as neatly as possible and avoid obstructing access to properties, and noise and traffic nuisance to neighbours, and will avoid delays to the completion of work. Work should have some form of warranty, and should be completed to a high standard and most of all, should be safe. Larger landscape firms will have a safety policy.
Choosing a landscaper:
At the start of a job, the landscaper will survey the site and give an estimate of the time and materials and will give a quote for the work. A consumer may get several quotes from different firms, and decide according to the cost and the track record of the landscapers. Some firms may quote for just one worker for the job and some may decide to put two or more people on the job, which alters the time needed for the job, saving time but increasing worker cost. Some firms may have additional suggestions to the plans for the land, and some may offer follow-up maintenance quotes.
When choosing a landscaper for your work, it is worth shopping around for quotes, and choosing a firm that you feel comfortable with, it is important to make sure that they have the right experience and carry out the kind of work you need. You may make a decision based on the length of time they quote for the job, or you may go for the cheapest quote, or the firm that can carry out aftercare and garden maintenance. What matters is that you feel comfortable that the firm can carry out the work to your specifications and to suit you.