How to Hire the Countryside Landscapes Contractor

How to Hire the Countryside Landscapes Contractor

Congratulations! You’ve made the great decision to seek out and hire a landscape contractor to install the landscape of your dreams. With all the excitement and anxiety of an upcoming project comes a problem few people take into account – and that is the problem of not just hiring a landscape contractor but hiring the right landscape contractor.

Hiring the right landscape contractor is so important because you need to take into account 3 very important things: 1, Qualifications/Experience of the landscape contractor in question; 2, Level of efficacy with which the landscape contractor communicates with you, and lastly finding the landscape contractor that will ensure the safety of you and your family members.

Let’s start off with the first of the three things every homeowner needs to take into account when hiring a landscape contractor: The Qualifications and Experience of said contractor.

With the State of Utah’s change to their Professional Licensing guidelines in early 2019, it has become increasingly easy for individuals to get licensed as a landscape contractor. These individuals are required to meet certain standards by which they can become contractors, but just because they hold a license as a contractor does not mean that a) they are well-seasoned in their craft or b) they have an established business wherewith they can support you long past when they come to your home to build your landscape. Countryside Landscapes, Inc., has been in business since 1979 and is owned and operated by a licensed contractor. With many years of experience in facing different problems and finding solutions to them, Countryside Landscapes knows they can handle whatever problems may come your way and will be ready and available long after they are gone to give you any support you may need on your landscape.

The second thing homeowners need to ask themselves when sifting through potential landscape contractors is “Do these contractors value my time and money and communicate with me quickly and efficiently? How many phone calls does it take to get them out to my home or come back to fix something that may have been overlooked? How long until I can get my questions answered?”

At Countryside Landscapes we pride ourselves at being available to our customers whenever they need us. We are always attentive to detail and aim to please – meaning that we are standing by to answer your calls, texts and whatever questions you have for us. Not only are we readily available to hear your concerns and ensure you are taken care of, but we are at the ready to send crews to your home to get whatever needs to be looked at taken care of.

Lastly, homeowners need to take into account how them and their family’s safety will come into play with this landscape contractor. Will the contractor be sending dirty, unprofessional men out to your home to work there or will they be clean, polished professionals? Will the project foreman be available to take your questions or will you be unable to communicate to the crews onsite because of a language barrier?

All important questions, and all need to be answered correctly to ensure that your project turns out a thrilling success.

Above all else that is praised by Countryside Landscapes, it is the men they have working on their projects day in and day out. Not only do they work incredibly hard to give your project the best quality in the quickest time possible, but they are warm and friendly individuals that you will grow to love and know almost as much as your finished product. Countryside Landscapes is a great company because of all the incredible, smiling people that make it a success.

In this post we have covered three important factors that need to be stressed heavily by homeowners when considering hiring a landscape contractor – but surely there are far more factors to consider than the three highlighted above. Give us a call at (801) 913-7375 to talk more about what needs to happen to turn your landscape project into a glowing success now and long into the future.

When You Know You Want Something Done to Your Landscape But Don’t Know What

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Whether you’ve been in your home for only a few days or a few years, it’s about time you set out on getting your landscaping done. And not just something that you’ll simply put together – you want something to look nice (really nice) that every member of your family will enjoy. You know you want to get this done but don’t have any clue where to start. What do you do?

Give Countryside Landscaping a call. Their design team provides a free 3D design and rendering for every project with a signed contract (which is $1,000 value!) This route is especially handy for those folks that are not the best visualizers. It is absolutely key to have the end in mind and agreed upon when embarking out on what could be a large investment for your home.

Have no clue where to begin with your future landscape? Countryside Landscapes has been installing custom landscapes since 1979 – giving them a seasoned view of what has performed well in the past and what has not. With the adoption of their 3D design program you’ll be able to see clearly, and to scale, what the landscape professionals at Countryside Landscapes have in mind for your landscape to have it come out a roaring success.

Have some ideas what you’d like in your landscape but don’t know how everything will flow/fit together? Not to worry – Countryside Landscapes will happily take your favorite parts and fit them together in a manner that is both aesthetically pleasing and extremely functional. Our designers and landscape professionals will ensure that everything you want will have its proper place in your future landscape.

How Long Will My Landscape Take to Be Put In?

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As with many serious commitments, its inevitable to take into account the time commitment necessary – particularly for one that will be affecting the exterior of your home.

There have been horror stories of families that have had their entire backyard unusable for the entirety of a summer – others have stated that they’ve lost functionality of their yard for over a year. This can be a serious problem if expectations and milestones have not been set up with your landscape contractor beforehand.

As with all things in life, it’s important to start with the end in mind. Along with your project’s layout and professional design, major milestones should be passed off to you as well to give you an idea of how extensive the construction will be and how long it will stay that way for. Here are the milestones you will experience with us, at Countryside Landscapes, when you sign up for a landscape installation to take place:

  1. Time to Start: This is the allotted time between the date the contract is signed to when our crews will arrive on site to begin working on your project. This allows for final prep, staking of the utilities on the property and HOA approval (if necessary) to take place so that there is as little downtime as possible while our men are on site servicing your property.
    2. Time to Completion: This portion of time is our best estimate, based off of years of experience and our best guess for weather in the near foreseeable future. During this time parts of your home will be in “construction mode”, meaning that it will more than likely be a mess and may even look worse than what it was like before we started. At times like these it is important to remember that we want to have your home be “unfinished” for as short of time as possible and we will be doing all we can to move it through towards completion.
    3. After the Project is Completed: Upon completion of your project, final payment will be collected, machinery and equipment will be moved and men will be moved offsite. This brings you into your 1 year warranty period wherein if there is any issue with the landscape we have just installed, we will come back out and ensure it is taken care of. We do this at no charge to you. Somewhere around this time you’ll also be asked to leave us a review on our Google or Facebook accounts to share your experience with Countryside Landscapes. Reviews are just as important to our business as actual projects are, and we are happy to offer an incentive to our customers that review and refer other work to us.
    It’s important to remember that “where there is a lack of paperwork, there is a lack of professionalism”. Should you hire another landscape contractor besides Countryside Landscapes, ensure they have your best interests in mind by providing you with all the information you need in regards to the timing of the project. This could save you a very long headache down the line!