This landscaper was very open for getting feedback and wanted to make sure the work was being performed the way I wanted it completed. Most companies will just pull the weeds and dump the mulch on the beds. If you do this, the compacted soil will not allow proper water penetration when water is applied to this area. The proper way is to make sure they till the ground, before laying down the mulch. This guy did what I asked him to do.
Their eagerness to wanting to complete the project to my satisfaction is a very rare quality to find in a landscaping company, so the price was worth it. This project consisted of prepping all beds, installing 2 cubic yards of top soil, 8 cubic yards of premium black mulch, and trimming out all bushes and shrubs. The person I worked with knew English well enough to establish proper communication through-out the project. Very nice guy.
To ensure quality work, he spent Day 1 preparing the landscape and laying out the top soil and Day 2 he installed the mulch. This project was near perfect. I made the mistake of not performing a walk-through on Day 1 to show him exactly what height to trim the bushes down to, so one set became too low. I had showed him when he came to do the estimate, but did not review it again on Day 1. No problem, the bushes will grow back. This company does not take credit cards, so be prepared for cash or check as forms of payment. In the future, I plan on calling them for mulch related work. The price was not the cheapest nor the most expensive. I am happy with the results.