Updated: Aug 19, 2019
Giuseppe Baldi, GM Baldi Gardens, Inc
You get what you pay for. We’ve all heard the old adage, but it’s no more true for any industry than it is for the landscaping industry. Selecting the right landscape or irrigation company can be difficult, there are countless stories online and in the news about scams perpetrated both by those posing as landscape professionals and real landscapers trying to make a quick extra buck by deceiving their clients.
The truth is that the green industry has a reputation problem. We are often viewed as unprofessional or dismissed as an unskilled trade. How this came to be our reality is a long story but I can tell you that there are professionals out there who are diligently working to elevate the reputation of the industry as a whole and to bring a higher quality of service to the communities they serve. These are the professionals you should hire.When the time comes to hire a green industry pro to work in your lawn or garden there are many things to consider. Here are a few tips:
1. Check to see how long the company has been in business. Most startups in the green industry don’t last more than 5 years and I’ve heard countless stories about landscapers disappearing in the middle of projects. While a company’s time in business shouldn’t be a deal-breaker, it may make the following tips even more important.