Tips For Lawn Care And Landscaping

It’s important to schedule professional lawn care and landscaping services—at least occasionally. Few working families know enough about lawn care or have the time to maintain a spectacular lawn. Even those who take pride in doing some of their own work will find times when they don’t want to face the heat and physical challenges. We provide professional lawn services no matter how large or small your lawn might be.

Saving Time on Lawn Care

There might be times when you want to work on your lawn, such as early spring, but the work quickly gets old once the heat starts to rise. We can provide lawn care or landscaping with professional insights such as which grass to choose, how often to cut your grass and how to create a low-maintenance lawn using hardscape features to reduce the costs of maintenance and watering your lawn. We can cut your grass and trim your shrubs as often as needed, and we’re ready to take over the job when you can’t manage the job yourself. We provide expert advice at each stage of developing a gorgeous lawn—such as recommending equipment, choosing when to fertilize and why it’s important to aerate your soil. When you compare the costs and time of handling the job yourself, you might want to call us to get a quote on some or all of your lawn care services.

1. Professional Expertise Makes a Difference

Caring for a lawn can be challenging. There are lawn diseases such as Dollar Spot Disease, Red Thread, and Iron Chlorosis. Periods of drought are common, and your lawn will need extra watering during dry spells. Common garden pests include chinch bugs, grubs, and grassy and broadleaf weeds. It’s safest to trust your lawn care to a professional instead of relying on kids, amateurs, and your own valuable time. People hire professionals for sound reasons: They don’t want to do the job themselves, they don’t know enough about lawn care and/or they need advice about landscaping or reseeding.

2. The Cost of Lawn and Landscaping Services

It costs a bundle to buy everything to maintain a beautiful lawn. Professionals can buy and maintain specialized equipment because they work on hundreds of lawns. If you had to buy all the equipment that we routinely use, the cost would be overwhelming. Some of the equipment we use includes rakes for landscaping, thatching, and lawn and leaf removal, leaf blowers, soil aerators, mowers, tarps, weed whackers, edgers and sharpened trimmers for hedges, shrubs, and trees. Our services are cheap when you factor in the costs of equipment, and our expertise will save you money by helping you choose the right grass for your needs. Common choices include Bermuda, Buffalo, St. Augustine and Zoysia grass varieties.

3. Liabilities of Lawn Care

Unfortunately, lawn care Vancouver requires pesticides, dangerous equipment, and hard physical work, and even the most careful people can get injured when working in the yard. You don’t want to get injured yourself or be overcome by heat. Hiring a professional landscaper or lawn care professional ensures that you’re covered for liabilities caused by chemicals and equipment. Environmental damage is a common result of inexperienced use of lawn and pest control chemicals. If your contractor is licensed, bonded, and insured—as we are—you won’t have to worry about liability issues. Another benefit is that licensed contractors have access to a wider range of chemicals that aren’t available to consumers. Your lawn will look better and be free of pests. We generally bring our own chemicals, and we can give you sound advice on how to store and use hazardous lawn chemicals safely.

Choosing The Right Landscapers For Your Residential Project

The installation of new landscaping features or the enhancement of any existing features can be a very important investment. There’s tremendous potential to boost your property’s value and to establish a more comfortable, enjoyable and accommodating environment for you and everyone in the home, so it’s absolutely essential to find the best company for this project.

Legal Concerns

When connecting with any landscaping company, never hang up your phone until you’ve made sure to ask whether or not this entity is properly licensed and insured for performing the type of work you want. Many states have professional licensing programs for landscapers, and when these exist, it is mandatory that every landscaping company in the region be licensed. If no such program exists in your area, learn more about the training that landscapers have received, the degrees or certificates that they’ve earned, and any memberships that they may have with professional landscape organizations or associations. Before finalizing your hiring decision, request a copy of the most recent insurance certificates and company license, and then call the numbers on these documents to make sure that they are valid and current.

Experienced Landscapers And Their Work History

Asking family members and friends for referrals is an excellent way to get started, but you can also be on the lookout for new landscaping while driving about town so that you can learn more about the landscapers that handled these projects. The landscaping company in charge of any major job will often post a sign nearby that includes their web address, phone number, and other relevant info.

Local nurseries have also been known to recommend reliable landscapers to their clients. A landscaping company will usually meet with you one time for free in order to review the details of your project and to possibly offer you a free, no-obligation estimate as well.

Interviewing Landscapers And Choosing One

Try finding between three and four landscapers to set up initial consultations so that you can talk about your needs and learn more about their services. Ask each landscaping company to bring photos of their completed landscape jobs and keep a list of questions on hand that cover each of these subjects:

Number Of Years In Operation

Although landscapers with many years or even decades of experience tend to have good track records and reputations, new landscapers with lesser experience can have fresh, innovative ideas and they may even cost less to work with given that they’re just getting started.

Project-Specific Experience

Find out whether or not a landscaping company has any project-specific experience. This is equally important to their overall industry experience. The more specialized your design ideas or project happen to be; the more diligent you’ll need to be when it comes to checking for job-specific credentials.

How Projects Are Approached

This is going to give you a deeper sense of the type of people you are dealing with, and their level of overall competence concerning the specific type of work and results you want. Someone who’s willing to offer detailed answers and who has an obvious passion for landscaping will probably be the best match.

Whether Or Not Subcontractors Are Used

Find out whether or not a landscaping company will need to hire subcontractors to handle any portion of your project. Ask how issues with subcontractors will be dealt with and find out how subcontracting, in general, might affect your project timeline and your final budget. Needing just one to two subcontractors for a highly specialized element might not be a red flag, but needing lots of contractors for a single job could mean that a landscaping company is not as experienced or knowledgeable as it claims to be.

Knowledge Of Permitting Process

Every landscaping company should know what requires a permit and what does not. In many areas, this will include gazebos, decks, fences, pools, and sheds. Being familiar with this particular aspect is a good sign of sufficient industry experience.

Ballpark Figures

Don’t hold a landscaping company to it, but you do want an idea of what the overall project cost might be. Find out what landscapers have charged for comparable scopes of work in the past.

How Long Will It Take To Complete Your Project?

Major landscaping projects can totally disrupt your life – for a short time, your yard might look like a bomb has just gone off, and even your driveway could be blocked – it can be loud, and workers will be invading your outdoor areas. Ultimately, this type of work can have a significant impact on your life, and you’ll want to make sure that your landscaping company is both communicative and flexible enough to work with you on establishing the right schedule, and on staying in action until the work is fully done, without breaking for two weeks at a time to handle outside projects.

Maintenance Post-Installation

It’s best when the very same landscapers who’ve installed your landscaping are also capable of maintaining it, given that they’ll already know all of the details and nuances of your yard that newcomers do not. If maintenance service isn’t provided by your landscaping company, however, this isn’t a reason to not hire them; it’s just something that you definitely want to know upfront.

Making Your Final Hiring Decision

Listen to the responses that landscapers provide to find out more about their overall personalities, competence, and professionalism. Trust your instincts, but also try to get the contact information of former customers for reference purposes.

You might decide to submit formal requests for quotes from every company that you feel confident about – but avoid wasting time on any businesses that seem overzealous in selling their services, or that make you feel uncomfortable. Ultimately, find the most competitive prices and the best-qualified candidate with references that have confirmed their ability to make timely and professional completion of your project.

Written Agreements

Once you have received a written quote from a landscaping company, read this document over carefully and pay attention to the fine print. This should lay out the scope of the project step-by-step, from the grading and clearing at the beginning of the job, to the clean-up and removal of all resulting debris.

In ideal cases, each step of the work will have numbers correlating to the materials and labor that the contract specifies. It should also state that the contractor in question will obtain all required permits unless alternative agreements have already been made. Finally, the timeline for the work should be spelled out in the contract, along with the schedule for payment.

Satisfaction Guarantees

Thinks like irrigation systems, patios and decks should include a warranty for improper installation or defective craftsmanship. Plants aren’t likely to be covered by these guarantees given that they are naturally subject to things like disease, pests, weather, and other elements that lie outside of the control of landscapers. Just make sure that warranties or guarantees are very clear about what’s covered and what’s not.

Welcome to Best Landscaping In Boise

Family-Owned: Serving all of Treasure Valley Idaho

We are a family owned business that takes pride in quality work, and good working relationships. I worked in landscape from 2005 to 2011. We started our business to offer the Treasure Valley an honest, fair, full service lawn and landscape company.

We take pride in everything that we do and make sure all of our customers are 100% satisfied.  When I say your satisfaction guaranteed I mean it.  If at any time you are not satisfied with our work we will fix it at no charge to you.  We are going show up to your property in professional uniforms and use professional lawn equipment. We are going to be consistent in our service schedule to your property.  If at any time he schedule needs to be changed, you will be the first to know.

We specialize in new landscape design for residential and commercial properties to provide your own private oasis or provide the curb appeal your customers want to see.  Don’t like your current yard? Let us work our magic and turn your old yard into the yard of your dreams.

Our best form of advertisement is a satisfied customer; we will go above and beyond your expectations so you will recommend us to your friends and neighbors.

Thank you for considering Valley View for your lawn and landscape needs. We look forward to hearing from you and would love to set you up with a free estimate today.

Thank You

Landscaping Services

We specialize in beautiful new landscape designs for residential and commercial properties. Let us create your own private oasis or provide the curb appeal your customers want to see.

Don’t like your current yard? Let us work our magic and turn your old yard into the yard of your dreams.

  •  Bed Maintenance
  •  Tree and Shrub Maintenance
  •  Landscape Design & Construction
  •  Lawn & Turf Installation
  •  Patios & Decks
  •  Retaining Walls
  •  Flower Beds & Gardens

Lawn Care Services

All lawn maintenance includes the following:

Mowing with a professional grade lightweight mower that wont tear up your yard. Trimming of all the areas on the property fences, tress, curbs, poles, etc.

Edging the sidewalks, driveways, and all curbing area. Clean up of all grass clippings

  •  Mowing, Trimming, Edging
  •  Aerating and Thatching
  •  Tree Care
  •  Lawn Fertilization Program
  •  Weed Control
  •  Field Mowing

Sprinklers and Clean Up

We install professional grade sprinkler systems, we repair existing systems, and provide beginning of season system start ups and checks and end of the season sprinkler blowouts. We can also help bring your yard to life with spring and fall clean-up. During the winter months we offer snow removal for residential and commercial properties.

  •  Sprinkler and Water System Maintenance
  •  Sprinkler Blowouts
  •  New Sprinkler Systems
  •  Older Sprinkler Systems Repair
  •  Large and Small Irrigation Systems
  •  Spring and Fall Clean-Up
  •  Snow Removal