Much like the insides of our homes, there comes a time where we feel our gardens need a change. From a little sprucing up here and there to full-blown, complete renovations of the garden, a little horticultural expertise can truly bring new life to a space. There are countless gardening companies available for such work, but how do you choose the right one? Here, we’ll look at the steps you can take to be sure you’ve picked the right gardening company.
This is not to say that an inexperienced gardener or gardening company would do a bad job, but the more experienced a company is, the more likely they are to know what works and what doesn’t. Outdoor Options, for example, have refined our services over our years of experience, which means we can take perfect approach to every project we undertake. Opt for a gardener with experience for peace of mind and avoidance of mistakes. Partnerships and accreditations, too, are a solid sign that a company is reputable and talented.
Research is key when it comes to choosing a company for such an important task, and a gardening company’s case studies are the best possible window into their abilities, service and past work. If their case studies come with pictures, and they should, you’ll be able to see the kind of work they’ve done for previous clients. Another useful way of researching prospective companies is to look at the online reviews left by their customers – if they’re happy with the service, that’s a sure sign you’re onto a winner.
It will help to know exactly what kind of services are on offer from a prospective gardening company – ‘gardening services’ is a blanket term that might not encompass everything you need. Look for a company that can specialise in various aspects of gardening – hard and soft landscaping, water features, and paving, for example – as they will be able to accommodate your needs. They’ll be experienced in these projects and have access to the necessary tools and specialist equipment to carry out these kinds of works.
Get a detailed quote
There’s a difference between a quote and a detailed one. Request an itemised quote so you can see how much you are paying for what service. This allows you to compare these individual prices against other ones, and provide a platform for making informed decisions.
A detailed design
Something you can do to help your chosen gardening company is give them a detailed design or idea about what you’d like to be done with your garden. There’s no gardener in the world who wouldn’t be helped by a comprehensive brief, and the better we understand the project at hand, the easier it is for us to realise your dream garden. Be sure to stay in constant communication with the company too – this comes from both sides – as it can help to know where the project is at and whether there’s any changes that need to be made.
Choosing the right gardening company needn’t be tricky – a little research will help you narrow down your options and ultimately choose the right company.
Outdoor Options are leading, award-winning providers of landscaping services throughout Surrey and the surrounding areas. From beautiful creations for homes to our prize show gardens at the RHS Chelsea and RHS Chatsworth flower shows, we take great care and pride in the work we do. Whether you need a total renovation of your garden or the creation of pools and water features, we’re the people to call. For more information, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help.