Travel down Highway 10 on any given day and you’ll see there’s no shortage of trucks with logos advertising landscape companies in MN. However, a truck, a shovel, and a power mower does not a landscape company make. Choosing from the countless landscape companies in Minnesota to find the right one for you requires you see the big picture and ask the following questions:
Are they full service?
When choosing a MN Landscape Company, you want to be sure they’re able to offer you all the products and services you require. A full-service landscape company will offer you a wide menu of landscaping product and service options, including irrigation installation and maintenance, landscape design and installation, lawn care (such as mowing, fertilization, aeration, seasonal yard clean up, and more), hardscape and softscape installation (pathways, retaining walls, steps, driveways, and perennial gardens), landscape design elements (including fire pits, water features, and lighting), and quality landscape supplies (such as mulch, rock, and decorative boulders.)
While that may seem like an extensive list, it’s really everything you need to keep your MN lawn and outdoor living space beautifully maintained year round. What’s more, you’ll find you spend more on average by hiring multiple contractors than you would if you simply hired one full-service landscaper to do all the work.
Are they fully-trained and educated?
Quality landscaping, irrigation, and lawn care requires that a landscaping professional have years of education in topics such as biology, botany, and landscape design, along with training in the areas of hardscape installation and materials, electrical and plumbing, as well as certification and/or licensing in irrigation, landscaping, pesticide application, and paver installation. Additionally, your landscaping crew should be involved in continuing education and training to make certain they’re at the forefront of changes in products, tools, services, and applications.
What do past customers have to say about them?
Every landscape company will say they’re the best in the business. So how can you tell hype from honesty? Ask their customers. A forthright landscape company will fully disclose testimonials and customer reviews, both good and bad. They’ll also respond to each review, whether positive or negative. In this way, you’ll know that customer service is critical to them maintaining a good business relationship with their customers.
What’s more, lots of landscape companies like to claim they’ve won awards, but lack the certification to prove it. Look for a landscaper that can point to specific recognition from organizations and the community at large.
Do they have photos of their work?
All the adjectives and flowery language in the world cannot take the place of a photograph that shows off a beautiful landscape that’s been artfully installed; a sparkling waterfall; or a verdant lawn bisected by a winding paver pathway. A good landscape company will have landscaping photos to show you past projects — both before and after — as proof that they can deliver the kind of quality landscape and lawn you want for your home.
Need more information or curious as to how Rock Solid stacks up? Give us a call at 763-398-0739. We’ll happy to answer any questions you might have.