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Need a landscaping and design professional? Here’s how to hire one

Green with envy of your neighbour’s yard you pass by each morning? Every spring you resolve to turn your greensward into the envy of the neighbourhood and every fall you wonder where it all fell apart.

This year, resolve to hire a Toronto landscaping professional and get the yard you’ve always wanted, not to mention the envy of your neighbours.

Hiring a Toronto landscaping professional is not as daunting as you may think, the trick is to ask lots of questions and know what you want. Asking family and friends for recommendations can sometimes be a great way to find the best Toronto landscaping professional. Ask your co-workers or the green thumbs of the office who they’ve used or if their friends of friends can recommend someone. A family business for nearly 30 years, Kramer Lawn Care has gained most of their customers from word-of-mouth referrals.

Recommendations from EiEiHome reviews and people you know can be a powerful tool to help you find a reliable and dedicated Toronto landscaping professional for life.

When searching for a landscaper you need to know what requirements your yard needs. If you have an acre of forest, a landscaper that simply cuts the grass is not going to fit the bill. Similarly, if you have a postage-sized lot, a landscaper that specializes in palatial gardens probably won’t give you the biggest bang for your buck.

Be realistic in what you want and what you are looking for. If your trees need regular trimming, you need a landscaper that knows how prune and when to prune. If you have lots of garden beds that need maintaining and regular weeding, you need someone that can make the distinction between what stays and what goes. Do you want to be involved in maintaining your yard or are you looking for full service landscaping that includes everything from watering and weeding to pruning and planting?

When you finally land that coveted Toronto landscaping professional, be clear and explicit in the overall design you are looking for and the work you want done.

The outdoor landscaper you choose should provide a detailed outline and description of what will be done, how often and when. Ask for a quote, get references and make sure the landscaper has insurance. As well, if extra pruning, mowing or watering is required, can you expect additional charges? Remember that growing an oasis takes time and more than one season, so be patient.

By opening the lines of communication between you and your landscaper and knowing the potential your greensward holds, you’ll have the best blooming yard in no time at all.

By Jaimee Gadsden

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