September 12, 2023

Are you searching for a landscape company?  

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Here are the top 5 things to look for when choosing a landscaping company.

1. Experience: Time-tested skills in Design and Installation

When considering a landscaper’s experience, also ensure their knowledge about the local climate. For example, if you live in the Atlanta area, be sure your landscape company understands which plant, tree, bush, and grass species can tolerate the heat and the best time to plant specific varieties.

2. Depth of Services: Not just Which Services are Offered, but how experienced they are with the services

Different landscaping companies offer varying services, so it’s essential to determine your specific needs before making a decision. Inquiring about a company’s experience with the services your project requires will help ensure they can seamlessly manage every aspect of your landscape project. Minimally, your project manager should have a solid understanding of the following:

  • Landscape design (architecture) and landscape installation (construction)
  • Hardscaping (patios, walkways, retaining walls) includes addressing drainage issues which can be an unexpected complication with inexperienced landscape contractors.
  • Lighting & irrigation installation
  • Pool requirements: If adding a swimming pool, be sure your landscaper is well-versed in pool design, pool landscaping, and city & county pool regulations.
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Sample Landscape Project Images From Outside Landscape Group

3. A large portfolio of successful projects: It’s simple, the proof is in the pudding!

Ask to view photographs of completed projects. A good landscape company will be able to show you images, galleries, and videos demonstrating skill & expertise.

4. Proof of Satisfied Clients: Reviews, Testimonials & Referrals

Look for online reviews and testimonials from clients and ask for referrals from friends, family, or neighbors who have recently had landscaping work done.

A reputable company should have a track record of delivering high-quality services and customer satisfaction. Before finalizing your choice, don’t hesitate to ask for references or examples of past projects to verify their level of expertise.

5. Professionalism: Communication, responsiveness, appearance

The best landscape companies excel in communication, listen to your ideas, provide clear estimates, and keep you informed throughout the process. Top companies are punctual, complete work on schedule, leave the site clean at the end of each workday, take care not to damage property during installation, and give a professional appearance including uniformed team members and clean, well-maintained, equipment.


No matter where you live, finding the best landscape company may require some research and due diligence, but ensuring a great result is well worth the effort. By considering factors such as overall experience, local expertise, reputation, services offered, and communication, you can make an informed decision that will lead to a beautifully landscaped property of which you can be proud.

Written by Outside Landscape Group, Branches in Atlanta (and cities north) and Lake Martin, Alabama.

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