landscapingYou’re ready to amp up your Ohio home’s curb appeal with some fresh landscaping and tree trimming. However, you don’t want just anyone. How can you sift through the local landscaping companies to find one who’ll do the job right? While we recommend that you just give us a call at Rice’s Tree Service & Landscaping, we also know you want to do your due diligence. Here’s what we suggest.

1. Gather referrals.

Ask friends, family members, and co-workers for suggestions on landscaping companies they’ve used in the past. You may want to swing by their homes to see the work for yourself, and if it checks out, add the company to your list of possibilities.

2. Do some research.

In the age of the Internet, you can find out quite a bit about a landscaper with just a few easy clicks. Check out customer reviews and service review websites to see what consumers are saying. You will also want to poke around on the company’s website to get a feel for their credentials and experience.

3. Interview three candidates.

Narrow down your list of potential landscapers to three or so. Give them a call and ask about their services. Be sure to ask about their rates, their experience, and any other question you might have. Then, ask for a written quote of their services.

4. Review the quotes.

Compare the written quotes as well as what you’ve gathered personally online and during the interview. Be sure to look not only at the bottom line, but also what’s included, materials used, and so on.

5. Trust your instincts.

When it’s time to make a decision and you can’t decide based on the facts, go with your gut instincts. You want to feel comfortable with the landscaping team who will be working at your home, so trust your intuition.

We hope you find this process simple and useful in your search for the right landscaper. Be sure to keep Rice’s on your list of options, and feel free to contact us anytime at (440) 582-7669 to ask a question or to get an estimate. We provide landscaping, tree removal, and tree-trimming services to residents in and around Cleveland, North Royalton, Medina, and Broadview Heights.

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