4 Tips on Finding the Best Landscaping Company
Updated: Sep 12, 2022
When it comes to getting your landscaping done, choosing the right company is the first and most crucial step toward making sure that the job gets done right. We are going to list a few things to look for and be aware of when doing your research so that you can find the best landscaping company for the job!
Choosing the Best Landscaping Company
When choosing a landscaping company, not all are created equal! And this does not mean that one company may be so much better or worse than another. Certain landscape companies are comprised of smaller crews that are best for small jobs, plant or rock removal, and such, while other crews are larger and specifically set up for big projects that are much more intensive. Certain landscaping companies may have more of a focus on residential or commercial maintenance, rather than landscape design and installation. So, when we say it is important to choose the best landscaping company, we do not mean that there is one single landscaping company that does the best job in every area. What we mean is that every company is different, and it is important to choose the best one for you based on the project and your specific wants and needs. Here are some things to consider that we hope will help you make the best choice for yourself.
1. Consider the Size of Your Project
This is the first thing you should consider when researching landscaping companies. Like we said above, some crews are specifically set up to be able to efficiently manage smaller jobs or removal tasks. So, if you are looking for a service to come refresh your mulch, remove some old rock, take out a dead tree or shrub, or add a handful of plants to your flower garden out front, consider looking into landscaping companies that specialize in small-scale operations. Not only will your job likely be able to be completed in a shorter timeframe, but it will also be a more cost-effective route!
If the project you have in mind involves a full redesign, landscaping of a new build, large features, or any other large-scale landscaping, keep this in mind when looking into different landscaping companies. The best landscaping company for a job like this will have landscaping crews that are equipped for large projects, having the manpower, the necessary equipment, and the expertise to get the job done well and in a timely manner.
2. What Services are You Looking For?
The next thing to think about when looking into different landscape companies is the extent of the services you require. Some homeowners are simply looking for an expert to give recommendations and suggestions. It is not uncommon for homeowners to request a design for their area so that they can then go and do the work themselves. If this is what you are hoping for, keep it in mind when doing your research. Some landscaping companies will provide this service, while others will not!
3. How Long has a Company Been in Business?
The next thing to consider is how long a landscaping company has been in business. A landscaping service that has been in business for many years will have the reputation, experience, and relationships that it takes to obtain quality materials and give you options to choose from. Landscaping companies work with many other contractors, and it takes time to develop these relationships. So, if you have a larger project in mind and have a particular taste, are wanting a specific look, or have certain features in mind, choosing a company that has secured relationships with quality contractors will be so important for the success of your project. Depending on the scale of your project and the services you are looking for, longevity in the industry may not be a necessary quality of your chosen landscaping company. A company that is new to the industry could do just as good a job, it all just depends on the project. Like we said earlier, there is no "best" overall, just what is best for you and your project!
4. What do Previous Customers Think?
This is perhaps one of the best things you can do to get a good feel for a company, and very often, a company's reviews are the first thing people look at. Customers are generally very blunt and honest in their reviews of products or services they have purchased or used. If they were thrilled with a service or absolutely disappointed in a service, the reviews are generally going to be equally as thorough and detailed. So, whether you choose to start with this step or end with it, read through a few reviews, good and bad. We are sure this will help you greatly in deciding which landscaping company will be best for you!
What Makes Bath Landscape Design the Best Landscaping Company
While there may be no such thing as the "best landscaping company ever", we truly take pride in our work and believe that no customer should ever be left unhappy. If you are in the market for a landscaping company, here are a few points that might help you discover if Bath Landscape & Irrigation could be the best choice for you and your project!
At Bath Landscape & Irrigation, our landscape crews and equipment are set up specifically to be able to effectively handle large-scale projects. Due to this and the sheer effort that it takes to mobilize our crews and equipment, we are generally not able to take on projects that are less than $5,000. And while there are always exceptions, most small jobs, removal-only requests, and similar small-scale projects are simply outside of our capabilities (not that we can't do it, it just wouldn't make sense for us and would cost you more than it's worth). It is our goal to provide the best services we can, and if a job does not fit into the scope of work that allows us to do our best, we will let you know so that you can seek out a better experience with a landscaping service that is more suited to your needs! Learn more about services we do and do not provide on our services page!
As we mentioned above, many people are in search of design-only services. This is a service that we do not provide. As said above, we take pride in our work and want to make sure all designs are executed skillfully and professionally. Since we specialize in large-scale landscape design and installation, all of our designs are created with the expectation that the design will be carried through to completion by one of our crews. Our designers are aware of the equipment, resources, and skills that will be required to install a landscape design, and they keep these things in mind specifically when creating the design. Creating a landscape design for someone else to install can create issues, as the people installing the landscape may not have the equipment, resources, or skills necessary to get the job done well. Learn more about our residential landscaping services today!
Bath Landscape & Irrigation was established in 1965 and was one of the first landscaping companies in the Fort Collins area. With nearly 60 years of experience in the landscaping industry, we have the tools, resources, and know-how required to get the job done right! Over the years, Bath has established itself as a symbol of stability and trust in the landscape industry and has developed an award-winning approach to sustainable, functional, and beautiful landscape design and installation.
We mentioned above that customer reviews are one of the best ways to get to know a company, and our customers love us! We have been praised for our quality of work, excellent craftsmanship, creative designs, excellent communication, transparency, knowledgeable and respectful employees, and so much more. And while no company is perfect, we do our very best to achieve the highest standard of work possible and strive for excellence from start to finish. Read some of our reviews on our home page, or check out our Google reviews! You can also get to know some of our employees on our website! Put a face to the name and get an idea of who you might be working with should you choose to hire Bath Landscape & Irrigation.
If you have done your research and have decided that Bath Landscape & Irrigation is the best landscaping company for your project, start the process by filling out a contact form today! We take all customers on a first come first serve basis and depending on workload volume, it may take us a couple of weeks to reach out to you. We value your inquiry and are excited for the chance to learn more about your wants and needs, and we will do our best to contact you as soon as we are able. We look forward to working with you!