Landscaping is one of those big buying decisions that could go terribly wrong if you hire the wrong landscape company. You could also end up extremely happy if you hire the right company. It’s good that you’re here doing your due diligence. So, we thought we’d give you a hand with your research and let you know the most important characteristics you should look for when hiring a Victoria BC landscaping company.
As with any buying decision there is potential to be delighted, let down, or even ripped off. In the landscaping industry there are some big risks in finding the right company. There are plenty of people out there who haven’t been properly trained and aren’t going to give you great value for your money.
Fortunately, when you’re trying to figure out which Victoria landscaping company to spend your money with, a few key ideas go a long way.
Here’s what to look for in a good landscaping company in Victoria:
Training of all employees and especially the owners/co-owners.
Some of the best landscapers have apprenticed for years, while others have gone to school to develop their abilities and their passion for landscape design. The key here is that it takes years of training to become a great landscaper. And that training never really ends. You can find out a bit more about our training and qualifications here.
Good question (to ask): How were you trained (for how long and by whom)?
Full time long term employees
Your experience with any given landscaping company will vary. Though the end result, a beautiful landscape, is the most important thing, how you’re treated matters too. It matters a lot actually. The owners and employees both need to treat you well. A good owner will do this naturally, but you want your Victoria landscaping company to have primarily long term happy employees, not temporary workers/contractors. At Victoria Garden City we have over a dozen full time employees and only use sub-contractors on unique jobs (to get specific talent).
Good question: Do you have full time employees or do you use primarily contracted labourers?
Work with an experienced company
Though it’s easy to fall into thinking that more is better, it’s not so simple. Indeed you want to work with landscapers who have plenty of experience. But you also need to know if they still have passion for their work. Landscape design isn’t just a matter of digging up your yard and laying down some plants. It is a complex process of designing and creating a landscape that fits your vision and budget.
As I’m sure you can tell, we are happy to help you. We proudly serve the the communities of Sooke, Metchosin, Colwood, Langford, The Highlands, View Royal, Esquimalt, Saanich, Oak Bay, Sidney, and Victoria. We love what we do and guarantee and warranty all of our work. You can call us (250-385-4858) today (or write) to setup a consultation.