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Scottsdale Landscaping: How to Save Time and Money on Your Project

Sep 4, 2008
Before you hire just any company to plan your Scottsdale landscaping project, you should read this article. This article will provide you with some tips that will help you save time and money, and avoid hiring the wrong landscaping contractor. The following information will be beneficial to you and will help you steer clear of costly mistakes, no matter the size or scope of your project.

Professionally designed landscaping, like a newly remodeled kitchen or bathroom, can increase the value of your home dramatically. In fact, it's the first impression people get when they see your home - it's called "curb appeal." Landscaping, however, isn't just about the front yard. Professional landscapers will work with you to assess your entire property from front to back, and then provide you with a design that makes everything flow perfectly.

That's why it choosing the right professional landscaper is crucial. By following a few simple rules, you can avoid paying too much, being in the dark on what is going on, sketchy time tables and less than perfect quality. Here are some guidelines that will help you to avoid choosing the wrong Scottsdale landscaping company:

Professional landscaping can be very affordable or very expensive depending on what you want to do. It's best to have a good idea about what you want in advance so you can set your budget and stick to it. If you're looking for functionality, be sure to choose quality products because, in the end, you get what you pay for. Clearly define your budget first. Then, you can begin your landscape design project with a threshold that you won't go above. This will help you pick and choose the things that are important to you and your outdoor living environment. It's also a good idea to find out what kinds of payment methods your professional landscape designers will accept!

Did you know???

By spending just 10-15 percent of your appraised home value you will increase your property value by as much as 20-25 percent? That's a significant increase that should be taken into consideration when budgeting for professional landscape design.

It is also extremely important to know how long the landscaping company has been in business. Think about it. If you just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on your home and now you'd like to put in a pool. Would you rather hire someone that has only put in 2 pools, or someone that has put in hundreds of pools? While the person with less experience may charge you less, the value of what they're providing to you will not be as great as that of the person with experience. Remember, you get what you pay for.

There are other benefits to choosing a professional landscape designer that has been in business for a long time. Chances are, they are very familiar with what works and what doesn't and that can save you a lot of money in the long run. They will be licensed by the state that they work in, meaning that they operate legally, provide high quality work and are accountable for the work they do. They will be insured and liable for any accidents or injuries that may occur on your property. These are all things that can give you piece of mind before you hire them to work on your landscape design.
About the Author
John Waters is Principal of Creative Environments Design Landscape, the largest and most respected landscape design company in Arizona. Let our team work with you to design and build Scottsdale landscaping plans that will fit your individual style and budget.
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