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How do I hire the best landscaper in Atlanta?

You can hire the best landscaper in Atlanta by searching for one online. Start by comparing ratings and customer reviews among local pros. If you find a customer review with photos of the pro’s work, check them out to see what types of landscaping the pro excels in.

Also, make sure the landscaper or landscape architect you hire is properly licensed in Georgia. You might find this information on the pros’ profile, or you can try searching for it online

After you’ve narrowed down your search for a landscaper to a few Atlanta professionals, reach out to all of the candidates. Give them information about your landscaping project. For example, are you planting native plants and trees, like Southern magnolias or Georgia asters? Do you want to build a stone patio or walkway? Do you want to install an outdoor fireplace, misters or a water fountain? By giving the landscapers as much information about your project as possible, they can give you an accurate cost estimate.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a landscaper or lawn care professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

To set up an appointment or consultation call with a lawn care professional or landscaper during the COVID-19 pandemic, take advantage of digital technologies to avoid face-to-face exposure. When searching for lawn mowing, landscaping and lawn care companies online, ask if they’ll do a video call to assess the job and give you an estimate. You can also go over strategies for completing the job and conducting virtual payments to stay safe.

Is hiring a landscaper worth it?

A landscaper is worth it if you don't want to invest a significant amount of time and effort into planting, trimming, raking, weeding and performing other operations on your garden or yard. Hiring a landscaper to perform regular maintenance in your yards and complete bigger projects is valuable if you’re looking to sell your house. A professional landscaper can make your house more appealing to potential buyers. 

Some landscapers may perform maintenance duties — remove leaves, mow lawns, trim trees and shrubs, etc. —  but they can also help you bring bigger projects to life. This may include adding a misting system, an outdoor fireplace, water features, artificial turf, a patio and much more.

Start contacting landscapers near you to get free estimates and start planning your project today.

How can I find out if a landscaper or lawn care professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To consult national guidelines on essential COVID-19 service providers and see whether a lawn care professional qualifies, visit a page on CISA’s website called Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19. This website contains 16 categories of critical infrastructure sectors that you can search through. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure so you should also check your city or state’s government website.  

Can I use digital payments to pay for outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing, tree trimming and other similar services?

Many outdoor landscaping and design, lawn mowing and tree trimming companies will likely accept some form of digital payment instead of cash or check. The COVID-19 pandemic will likely causing more businesses to adopt digital platforms like Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Square Cash and Google Pay.

Search professionals’ online profiles to see if they list digital payment services, and ask them about their payment policies during a consultation call.

Does a landscaper or lawn care professional need to enter my home?

Because landscaping and lawn maintenance take place outdoors, it is unlikely that these professionals will need to enter your home.

To stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, practice social distancing at all times -- even with professionals doing work outside. You can minimize exposure during a consultation by using a video chat service. And when you pay, you can use a digital payment service like PayPal. Discuss strategies with any lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming and lawn care companies you may be considering.

What does a landscape contractor do?

Landscape contractors work from outdoor architectural or design plans to build and install hardscaping or softscaping for the client, much as a general contractor uses architectural designs to build a house. Landscape contractors are experts in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping (installing concrete paths and retaining wall, building ponds, etc.), and planting. They have heavy equipment such as excavators and tractors to prepare the land as needed.

Some landscape contractors are also landscape architects or landscape designers. The titles can be compared with those in home construction: A building or landscape architect must earn a specialized architecture degree and pass an exam to have a license. A designer — whether an interior designer or a landscape designer — does not usually require a license to work. Landscape contractors are not required by law to work from plans designed by a landscape architect, so you may work directly with the landscape contractor to specify the work you’d like done. The national average cost for large-scale landscaping projects is $10,160. Pricing can vary greatly depending on the project scope, materials and design.

Do landscapers or lawn care professionals offer remote or virtual services?

Landscapers and lawn care professionals generally do not offer remote or virtual services. But if you come across a profile that states the landscaper is offering remote services, it’s best to contact them to see what type of remote work is offered. 

Typically, lawn care and landscaping professionals can perform many of their duties without coming into physical contact with clients. Message local lawn mowing, landscaping, tree trimming, and lawn care companies near you to schedule a video call and inquire about remote services.

Reviews for Atlanta landscape contractors
Brandon B.
Nelson was a professional and punctual throughout the entire process and provided quality design and final work. He completely reimagined our backyard from dirt to the photos you see below, with dimensions and distinct areas with different purposes. It took 2-3 days to get a full quote/landscape design and 5 days to complete the project. His team was meticulous and hard working the entire time and Nelson was hands on everyday to make sure the design and quality lived up to the specifications. What they did: Porcelain pavers with turf, turf play area, pathway and tree wiring/lighting, retaining wall, plants, firepit/sitting area, excavating, leveling and drainage. I can't stress enough how much better this experience was then most contractors I have worked with, from the detail of the quote/design to the final product. I highly recommend Nelson and his team for all the reasons above. It is worth it.
Legacy Outdoor LivingLegacy Outdoor Living
Rashi D.
STAY AWAY!!! DO NOT HIRE THIS CONTRACTOR! He is highly unprofessional with so many excuses. I hired this contractor to put in a french system and sod and it was one of the worst decision I have ever made. From the beginning of this project, Kevin did not take the time to carefully evaluate what was going to be done. He proceed to tear up my yard only to find out that the ground was too soft. A true professional would have noticed this from the beginning. Instead I have a backyard that looks like a total mud pit with a random ditch that connects to nothing (see picture). Also, on the first day, Kevin cut my fiber line to my house. This cost me an extra $200 to get fixed and he did not even offer to handle the situation. He took no accountability for this which was something he did a lot when it came to this project. The next day he was scheduled to come out and he didn't. He said he was having car problem which at the time I understood but now I dont even know if I believed him. Over the next 3 days it rained but didnt heat any kind of update from Kevin. After the rain, we had 4 straights days of perfect weather. As a client, I would expect for the contractor to come out and take advantage of the good day. Not this company....they came out ONE Day...only ONE Day and did about a few hours of work....that's all. PATHETIC!! And then we he came out, he did not follow the sketch we agreed on for the landscape....he decided to make his own adjustments without communicating. His favorite line was "Sure thing, we will be there first thing in the morning" However the truth is he would either not show up and not communicate the no show or show up at the end of the day around 3 PM or 4 PM. Kevin is the worst when it comes to communication. As a client, I expect to be updated when I am the paying custome. Not the case with this guy. I have to call him and check on him...basically micro manage him and I am way too busy for that. So basically enter at your own risk cause now I have to pay even more money to now fix the mess he made
DJ & Gray Landscaping & ConstructionDJ & Gray Landscaping & Construction
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