Condo building landscaping can make a great first impression on potential buyers and keep your current tenants happy and satisfied with their surroundings. But before you hire a landscaping contractor for your condo, it’s important to ask them the right questions to ensure you’re getting a qualified, reputable contractor.
1. What experience do they have?
It’s important to understand what experience your contractor has before hiring them. Are they experienced in condo landscaping? How many years have they been in business? Hiring a contractor who is knowledgeable about the specifics of condo landscaping can benefit your outdoor space and ensure you’re getting a quality finished product.
2. Do they have a portfolio or references?
Looking at a landscaping contractor’s portfolio and asking for references will help you decide if they are the right fit for you. If the contractor has a website, check if they have a gallery of their previous work or testimonials. You can also search Google, Yelp and Facebook for pictures and reviews.
3. What kind of qualifications or training do their employees have?
Many landscaping companies are seasonal, and this often means that they hire less experienced employees for the summer months. Make sure you ask any potential contractor what kind of qualifications or training their employees have. Landscaping companies that provide year-round services are likelier to have employees with more experience to do the work.
4. Are they properly licensed and insured?
Landscaping work is physically demanding, and you want to hire labourers who are properly licensed and insured. Ask your landscaping contractor if they have licenses and insurance, and ask to see proof if necessary. If any injuries happen when they’re on your condo property, having liability insurance can help to protect you in the event of an accident.
5. How long will the landscaping project take?
If you’re hiring a landscaping company for a large project, you’ll want to know how long the project is estimated to take. While landscaping work is weather-dependent and can run into unforeseen complications, experienced, qualified landscaping companies will be able to provide you with a rough timeline for completion.
6. Do they offer landscaping maintenance?
Condo properties benefit from regular, year-round maintenance. Before hiring a landscaping contractor for your condo, ask whether they have year-round maintenance plans to keep your property looking its best all year round.