Dated: 05/02/2016

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Now is the best time to show off your landscaping skills. Ooopsss,,, Rather relax in your backyard than get your hands dirty? 

Call a landscaping professional to do the job for you! Here are some tips when deciding which landscaping contractor to work with.

- A great landscaping company creates a "custom landscape plan" designed for your specific family. The plan should include items related to your family lifestyle, such as family habits, how many children you have, colors you like, pets, style and function and of course, budget.

- The company employees should be professional in appearance, prompt, and has good communication, both on office and field staff.

- The landscape company should be able to provide you a good plan, placed in order. Example, 

        1. Provide a plan approved by you and your family

        2. Obtain a permit (county/city or HOA approval)

        3. removal of existing landscape

        4. drainage and soil work

        5. installation of irrigation system, hardscape and big trees

        6. installation of shrubs and small plants

        7. landscape lighting and finishing touches

- If installing an outdoor kitchen, it should compliment the architectural design of your home. Plan the whole outdoor entertaining space to maximize function. 

- Remember that your patio will be your outdoor entertainment center. So, if you have grills, tools, furnitures, keep in mind they need protection from the elements and weather.

- When picking out a patio shade cover, the contractor should give you options that will make it look like it's part of the original construction. 

- Ask your landscape professional about new water systems, underground cistern systems, rain barrels and wells.

A simple changing of your old concrete patios to new paver stone patios can make a great change to the feel of your outdoor space. 

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Florida Rodriguez

We just purchased our first home today and I cannot thank Florida enough for all her help. She is very professional and very thorough in assisting us since day 1. She always make herself available and....

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