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How do I hire the best landscaper in DC?

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To find the best landscaper in DC, conduct an online search of local professionals. Begin by comparing their ratings, and keep a lookout for any that have a Top Pro badge. Pay special attention to all the customer reviews for DC landscapers and any landscaping photos, as these showcase the pros' craftsmanship. 

Make sure the landscapers you’re considering have the specialties you need for your project. For example, do you want softscaping (grass, artificial turf, trees, shrubs, flowers, mulch, etc.) or hardscaping (brick patio, gravel walkway, water features, retaining wall, boulders, stones, etc.) services? Or a mix of both? The landscapers’ online profiles should provide plenty of details of what they can provide.

Next, you’ll want to make sure the landscapers have enough experience and maybe even some credentials. For example, landscape architects in DC should have a license. But for landscapers who are not architects, you might want to find out if they belong to any associations and have obtained professional certifications from those organizations. 

After you’ve created a shortlist of landscapers, it’s time to start asking for free estimates. Compare their quotes, and choose the landscaper that has a fair price. 

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