Landscaping Contractor

Services, costs and hiring best practices - proven tips for getting great Landscape Installation And Service

March 2015

When hiring and working with a Landscaping Contractor, every homeowner needs to know: What services does a Landscaping Contractor commonly provide? What is the best way to find good prospects? What should I look for when I interview the Landscaping Contractor? And most importantly, how do I make sure that the Landscape Installation And Service is done right?

Use the following information to understand your options, make good decisions and get quality work at a fair price.

Landscaping Contractor - FAQ

Q How do I get good Landscape Installation And Service work at a fair price?

A First, decide on ALL product / service options. Compile a list of work and quality requirements. Have at least 2 qualified pros complete detailed bids on the work. Use a written contract that ties payment to verifiable results.


Q What should I expect to pay for Landscape Installation And Service?

A Most Landscape Installation And Service work is quoted at a fixed price, for specific service(s) or deliverables. The underlying hourly rate for a Landscaping Contractor ranges from $59 to $89 in most parts of the country. Usually, a minimum fee will be charged, which represents 1.5 - 2 hours of effort. In some cases, the quoted job price may be negotiable, particularly if other work is performed by the Landscaping Contractor.


Q Do I need to use a licensed Landscaping Contractor for my job?

A A professional Landscaping Contractor must be licensed to provide most Landscape Installation And Services. To check a Landscaping Contractor's license status, search the telephone directory or online for your state's professional license board or department. Contact the licensing authority to verify license standing and history for the business and individual.


Q Should I use an insured Landscaping Contractor for my project?

A Your Landscaping Contractor should carry adequate liability insurance for work related damages. Your Landscaping Contractor should also have workman's compensation insurance for job related injury or health risks.


Q Does my Landscaping Contractor need to be bonded?

A A bond will protect the homeowner if the terms of the contract are not met by the Landscaping Contractor. A bond is recommended for any work over $500. Make sure that your Landscaping Contractor's bond is valid and that the bond limit will cover the cost of completing or re-doing the work, before any work begins.



Landscaping Contractor - Common Projects

A Landscaping Contractor can handle a number of jobs, activities and problems. The list below summarizes common Landscape Installation And Services. Follow the appropriate links below to learn more about cost, options and quality requirements:

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Landscaping Contractor - Finding and Hiring

Hire a trustworthy Landscaping Contractor

Are you considering spending more than $250 with a Landscaping Contractor? If so, it is important to find a Landscaping Contractor matched to your quality and value expectations - and not simply hire someone that puts you at ease or wins your confidence.

The FREE homewyse hiring guide helps you find and hire great help, get quality craftsmanship and create a fair agreement.


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