Good landscaping can reflect the taste and personality of the homeowner. A yard with elegant patios, flowerbeds with colorful blooms, and lush grasses is a continuation of the home to the outdoors, and a qualified Northern Virginia landscaping contractor can help propose and create such a scene. Collaborating with your contractor throughout the process will increase the chances of your satisfaction with the end product.
The first step in landscape services is a complete and well-designed plan. Landscape contractors work with customers to create the feeling and look that’s appropriate for the budget and natural surroundings. Landscape contractors can also design and build patios, gazebos, and other structures—often called “hardscapes” in the business—that augment the natural beauty of the yard and provide functionality to the landscape.
While Virginia does not require landscapers to be licensed—the state only regulates landscape architects—there are many landscaping industry organizations. Ask if your landscaper is a member of or is certified of any regional or national landscape organizations.
Some landscaping companies offer regular yard maintenance and lawn service, others don’t. If you are interested in regular lawn maintenance in addition to landscaping work, make sure your landscaper provides these services.