Whether you are building a new home, or getting ready to make outdoor improvements to an existing home, at some point you may want to consider hiring a professional landscaper. Professional landscaping can greatly improve the curb appeal of your home, and increase the value when it comes time to sell.
A landscaper is going to be able to look at other important issues on your property that you may not think of, such as proper drainage, creating shade for your home and property where there was none, matching the landscaping design with the style of your home, and blending your outdoor living area with your porches, patio and entryways.
As with choosing any contractor to work on your home, the best method is to use a reference from someone you know and have seen their work.
Remember, not every landscaper is a Landscape Architect. In order to call themselves Landscape Architect, they must be licensed by the state. Each state sets its own requirements for licensure, but all require candidates to pass the Landscape Architect Registration Examination, or LARE.
You should be able to find this information for your state by typing in your search engine: (your state) licensed landscape architects.
Before signing any contract, you should always check that they are licensed and carry Liability Insurance as well as Workman's Compensation for their employees.
You can also check with the Better Business Bureau to make sure there are no complaints against the landscaper you are considering hiring.
A landscape professional can help you create a garden that will attract butterflies and birds, and a habitat to attract other wildlife to your property. Perhaps even install a garden pond.
\Your home is the largest investment you will make in your life, and a landscaper can help you greatly improve the beauty of your home and property.
Isn't it time your yard displays that Yard of the Month sign that everyone in the neighborhood seems to be getting but you?