May 30, 2022 3 min read
If you've ever hired someone to help with a personal project, like a home renovation or a wedding, you're probably familiar with the feeling of dread. Hiring someone to do work on your home can be stressful, so we're here to make it easier. Here are three tips to keep in mind when hiring a gardener:
It pays to do your research. Check the company’s reputation and track record, find out if they are licensed, bonded, and insured, and see what kind of portfolio they have. If you can’t find any web presence or references from past clients then it might be best not to hire them. It also pays to ask questions! Does the service provider seem knowledgeable? Does he/she listen well? If a potential candidate isn't available to answer questions before hiring then that's a red flag.
One of the first things you should check when hiring a professional is their insurance. Even if you've never had an issue with insurance claims, it's important to ask for proof that your potential employee has been insured by their company for some time and will continue to be insured as needed during their employment. This can help ensure that even if something goes wrong or someone gets hurt on your property during this process, you're covered from any liability issues that may arise from these kinds of accidents.
How much should it cost?
Many factors go into determining how much insurance should cost per month or year: type of business (soil vs lawn care), location (urban vs suburban), size of business, etc. However, there is no 'standard' across industries as each one varies based on factors like those mentioned above; therefore we suggest getting multiple quotes before committing yourself to anything too expensive!
The next thing you can do is ask to see their past work. This will allow you to get an idea of the quality of services they provide and if they have experience with the kind of gardening job you need to be done. They should be able to provide references of previous clients who have used their services or at least give you an idea of what other jobs they’ve done in the past. If not, then it could be a red flag that they are new at this or perhaps aren’t very good at their job!
Lawn care and landscaping can be difficult, so make sure you have someone experienced helping you with it.
Hopefully, these tips help you find a professional gardener that meets your needs. It can be hard to find the right person for such a specialized job, but once you do you'll be amazed at the difference it makes! Just make sure that if they do tell you something about your yard don't get offended. Remembering not everyone knows everything will help them feel more comfortable when advising because they know their opinion isn't going to upset anyone else.