So you want to transform your back yard in 2015?
Or maybe you finally want to put a pool in and you need a landscaper to do some work first.
How do you find a good landscaper in Tulsa?
Define Your Project
Before hiring a landscaper make sure you have determined exactly what your project will be. Set a scope of work so you can present it to the prospective landscaper. You may wish to allow for some flexibility however in case the landscaper has some ideas.
Check Their Credentials
Any reputable landscaper will be bonded and insured and have any licenses required to do their work in the State of Oklahoma. Check to see if they are members of any trade organizations or the Chamber of Commerce.
You should ask for as many as three references from clients they have done work for. Call the references and ask about their experiences. Make sure they got exactly what they had contracted for with the landscaper.
Find out how long the landscaper has been in business. While a new contractor may be fine to work with, there's something to be said for longevity and experience.
Get a Quote
Protect yourself by securing a detailed quote for services to be rendered. While there may be some wiggle room in the quote, there shouldn't be much. Make sure you cover all areas of the project and what is to be done if the project is behind schedule or if damages are done to your property. A good landscaper will not balk at drawing up a quote.
Before, during, and after your project make sure to communicate with your contracted landscaper to make sure the process goes smoothly.