What to Look for in a Landscaping Company in Mississauga, Brampton & Oakville

A qualified and experienced landscaping company can provide a wide range of services to turn your yard into a place of beauty year round, from installing sod to landscape design to implementing an irrigation system to keep all areas adequately watered. But the work is often labor intensive, time consuming, and can be expensive depending on the new features or size of your property. Professionalism and experience are important when selecting a contractor, as your landscaping is one of the first things a visitor recognizes about your home and is in many respects its defining feature.

At Pyramid Contracting, we have been a leading outdoors contractor in the Greater Toronto Area for nearly two decades, and we take pride in not only quality and affordable work, but educating customers about what to look out for when selecting a landscaping company.

To begin with, whatever landscaping company you choose should be “on board” with how important the job is to you, and what it means personally. The company needs not only experienced and skilled workers, but the equipment and tools to execute your design.

Professionalism, work ethic, and employee appearance are also important. A landscaping company “lives and dies” by its reputation and word of mouth advertising. You want to hire a company that is professional in all regards, that understands the latest trends in yard design and how they can be integrated into your existing property. A landscape company should not only employ staff with a good work ethic, but employees with a sense of self worth and respect, and who value you as a customer and helping their employer succeed. Company ownership and management plays a key role, too, as senior level staff need to articulate company goals, demonstrate an understanding of your own, and can implement a plan to make it come together efficiently and with as little drama as possible.

Because landscaping is so important and is a “calling card” for your home, any landscaping company you choose needs to demonstrate creativity, the ability to think “outside the box” and offer unique solutions specific to your goals. For instance, is River Rock landscaping appropriate? How about Flagstone bordering your flower bed? The level of creativity the company exhibits will be brought forth in the designs they present, materials they choose, and their ability to draw inspiration from your yard and home.

In fact, the range of ideas a landscaping company presents is one of the most important things to consider before the project begins. Many companies use 3D design software to create landscaping plans, as well as show examples on their smartphones or tablet computers.

How the company uses new technology — its practical application and how it is interpreted — is a distinguishing characteristic between a proven, successful company and one that may not last. The same goes for a company’s use of the Internet, and whether they have a vibrant website that shows examples of their work, testimonials from satisfied clients, and updated contact information.