Well designed and installed landscaping can add considerable value to your home, allowing you a healthy return on your investment. Choosing the right Oak Island landscape company can determine the success or failure of this important investment. The following guidelines can be used when evaluating choices for your landscape installation.

Interview any new landscaping company

Determine which services you’ll expect from the Oak Island landscape company. Installation of live goods, building decks and patios, installing retaining walls, installing irrigation systems and night lighting are some of the many services provided by landscape contractors.

Thoroughly investigate the company — How long have they been in business? What levels of expertise and education do the employees have? Ask for recent references and check those out by visiting the job sites. Many states require licensing — inquire about this and other types of certification.

Make sure the company you hire has insurance.

Insurance is a big concern. The nature of much landscaping work requires comprehensive insurance — both liability and worker’s compensation. Is the company affiliated with local or national trade organizations?

The main thing is to check references, discuss the project thoroughly and insist on a written contract. If a prospect is enthusiastic and seems to really love the work, you may be on the right path.

Also ask about guarantees. Will the landscaper or nursery stand behind a guarantee on plant material? What about hardscape items? If the retaining wall caves in, will it be replaced at no cost? How long is the guarantee for?

Carolina Creations is an Oak Island landscape company is reputable and professional. You’ll be pleased with our list of services as well as our fair prices. Give us a call today to set up a time for us to meet and discuss how we can help you with your landscaping needs.