How to Choose a Landscape Gardener

Landscape gardening is the function of creating enjoyment for everyone as a reliable service beautifies a property. It requires an understanding of how different plants react to the changing climate of the area as well as different gardening forms. The right landscape gardener can make the designed landscape blend beautifully and naturally with its surroundings.

To find the right landscape gardener one needs to analyze their needs to determine who best can help achieve that goal.

How to determine and analyze your needs? Please give some thought to the following points.

  • Are your gardening plans for the long term or the short term?
  • If a short term endeavour?

Do you want an instant beautification of the garden?

Do you want the gardens/property ready for marketable sale?

Do you want renovation/re-design to address specific gardening needs?

  • If long term plans?

Is there a desire for continuous interesting planting throughout the gardening season?

Is there an implementation of a plan to address mature growth factors associated with the planting (spacing of plantings to accommodate)?

Are all gardens requiring maintenance and what level of maintenance is to be employed? (i.e. weekly, bi-weekly, monthly or on-call)

What resources are available – soil type, moisture factor – natural vs. engineered, the amount of sunlight, wind, other environmental factors?

Are there plans for future hard landscaping – i.e. pool, gazebo, hot tub, patio, fire pit?

Will there be a change to the overall landscape – i.e. removing large trees, implementation of an irrigation system?

Other questions to ask a landscape garden contractor.

  • How long have they been in business?
  • Can they give references from clients from not only the last year but from 5-10 years ago?
  • Are they covered under Workers’ Compensation Act?

At Continental Estates Services we would be happy to assist you with your decisions regarding landscape gardening. Please call us at 705-721-0993 to arrange your complimentary on-site consultation. Or email us at


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