Navigating Landscaping in Your 20’s

It’s super exciting being a homeowner, but there is a lot of responsibility that comes with it.

 Not many people consider their yard as something they also need to take care of when it comes to purchasing a home. 

While the yard may seem fairly simple, there is a lot more upkeep than just mowing the grass and mulching the flower beds from time to time.

Hiring a professional, like a landscaper, can be the key to taking your hard from just OK to something that all the neighbors are talking about.

 It’s not just about adding a new feature but something as simple as giving your yard some much needed TLC from a true professional. For instance, did you know that there are different types of landscapers, questions you can post based on your specific needs, and various tips you can implement once you find them? Below are a few tips to help guide you in finding the right landscaper. 

What Type of Landscaper Are You Looking for?

 There are several different types of landscapers out there and all can help you with what you are looking for. A contractor is the one who carries that state-issued license that allows them to work. Whether or not someone is at this level means that they have certification and skills. There is also an architect which requires more certification, as well as a form of college degree in landscape architecture and a state-issued license. A designer will depend on the state and what exactly they are capable of doing but they have a creative flair when it comes to landscaping. An Arborist has a specific knowledge of trees and vegetation. They also are great at performing maintenance on your yard or garden. 

Hire A Landscaper 

 After you find a landscaper, you are going to need to do some pre-hiring research on what you need and what options there are in your area.

Not all landscapers have the same qualifications and even among some, you want to make sure that they are going to be right for you and their skill set. You want to first share what you need done.

This means narrowing it down to designers or looking for a landscaper with certain specialized training to help bring your vision to life.

Then you want to do your research to set a price estimate. Some can charge hourly while others have a flat cost per project. Make sure you also have a set budget and let them know that you want to stay as close to it as possible. Also, call any recommendations they offer to you, check their website for testimonies, and make sure you see a valid license. 

Must-Ask Questions

When you’ve finally decided what your needs are, the research has been completed and you have narrowed down the options of landscapers to a few, now the hard part is deciding which one to go with.

 Some great questions to help separate a few are asking about any free, preliminary consultations that can take place before you sign on the dotted line:

Do they have any services and if so what is their experience in doing them?

Is there any training that they have for their work?

What sets them apart from other companies and can they offer any reviews or references for you to consider calling and getting another opinion on? 

Image: Onorato Landscaping, LLC 

If you live in the New Jersey area and are looking for a quality, trustworthy and confident landscaping company, look no further then Onorato Landscaping, LLC.

They are a full-service landscaping, lawn service, and hardscaping company located in Bergen County. If you are looking to remodel your backyard or just needing some weekly maintenance, they are the company to call. Looking at their website, they offer a variety of incredible work for you to view their portfolio. 

This Bergen County lawn service is one that you can feel confident about, who have a wealth of knowledge and stand by giving you the very best quality care every time they visit your home.

Hiring a professional can be the ticket you need to help bring your home to life, and finding a quality and experienced one begins with your research and your gut feeling of who is going to be right for you and your family. 

Sending a ton of love and light your way,

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