Landscaping Mistakes are costly. This blog will help Santa Barbara homeowners avoid making serious landscaping mistakes when starting a outdoor project.
Landscaping Mistake #1: Hiring an Unlicensed Gardener
The biggest landscaping mistake homeowners make in Santa Barbara is hiring an unlicensed landscaper or an ordinary gardener. Beware of the following:
- Unlicensed contractors routinely provide a business license number that is not a contractor’s license number.
- Unlicensed laborers may cause you to be financially responsible for injuries, fire, or property damage.
- Unlicensed contractors usually don’t carry workers compensation insurance or liability insurance.
Always hire a licensed landscape contractor! Licensed Landscape Contractors are trained to provide grading services, install planting and irrigation, and construct structural elements of design. Some may also be certified in landscape design or irrigation. Certification means they have had additional training in these areas by a trade association such as the Irrigation Association or California Landscape Contractors Association.