Do the landscapers seem interested in the longevity of their business by having a legally zoned place of business and a website?
Do the landscapers provide a detailed estimate and take the time to review with you the materials they will be using and why?
Do the landscapers listen to your needs and let you know if they can meet them? Do they plan to take the time to thoroughly explain your project upon completion and how to maintain it?
Will the landscapers be using high-grade commercial parts?
Do the landscapers offer adequate guarantees? Typically two years on sprinkler systems and one year on plantings is considered acceptable.
Can the landscapers live up to the warranties and provide service you need in the future?
Do the landscapers comply with state and city licensing regulations?
Can the landscapers show proof of liability and workers’s compensation insurance?
Can the landscapers provide references from previous customers attesting to their reliability and workmanship?
Beware of unspecified materials and quantities!
Beware of demands for money up front!