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BBB offers advice for weeding out shady landscapers

Spring is well underway and homeowners planning to hire landscaper should be careful to weed out shady contractors, advises the BBB. BBB offers tips on how to hire a landscaper: * Decide what landscaping you are looking for. Are you seeking a complete yard remodelling, a maintenance contract, or remedy of a problem? * Obtain at least three detailed written estimates of the work you want. Some agreements break down costs but for most residential work, it is common to indicate a lump sum and then detail what's included in the cost. Additionally, if you have specific instructions on items NOT to be done (for example, your prize rose bush is to be left alone), these instructions should be noted on the estimate or work order. * Allow the landscaper to make suggestions and recommendations for your specific needs. If you see an example of the way you want the job to look like on completion, show it to the landscaper and question its feasibility for your yard. * Ensure that the landscaper checks for specific health hazards and care of all the items in question. * Always obtain any expressed or implied warranty on the company's workmanship in writing. * Ask for references and follow up on them. Many companies carry a portfolio of pictures and letters from customers. Try to ensure that the majority of the work is to be done at the same time so that the age and condition of the yard are similar. * Check out the company's BBB Business Review at www.calgary.bbb.org. You can see if the business has complaints against them and if they have worked to resolve them. * Request any refund or repair information, and ask whether the company automatically renews its contracts each year. * It is a good idea to be on site when the actual landscaping takes place. Oversee the job and keep in mind that if you become concerned that the job is not what you had originally contracted for, you have the right to tell them to stop what they are doing. For more information on landscapers visit www.calgary.bbb.org

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