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Then to the yellow pages, where under the heading Landscape Contractors/Designers there were no fewer than 148 entries (and only within the ACT) Of these only 12 admitted to either a professional qualification or membership of a recognised trade organisation.

Tim North
Australian Horticulture
15 Nov - 14 Dec 2002


Unfortunately this kind of thing is a common problem in our industry locally, and while I am in no way advocating a licencing system like that imposed on plumbers or electricians, professional qualifications or memberships to trade organisations should be more highly regarded.

Considering that you may be looking to spend a significant amount of money to get the landscaping done around your home choosing your contractor wisely may be the most important step you take.

Please use the following pointers to help you choose a landscaper for your place. 
 
 

1. Does your landscaper hold horticultural qualifications or are they members of a local trade organisation?
2. Can they display a good knowledge of plants and products during your initial meetings?
3. Do they come recommended?
4. Do they hold adequate insurace?
5. How many years of experience do they have?
6. Can you see examples of their work?
7. Did you receive a detailed quotation or a single figure?
8. Are they easily contactable?
9. Are the tradesmen that they employ competent, trustworthy and friendly?
10. Will he be able to concentrate on your job and complete it quickly?



 
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