CUSTOM LANDSCAPE DESIGN & INSTALLATION

Custom Home Landscape Design & Installation by a Landscaping Contractor in Sacramento, CA

Custom landscaping can make a huge difference in the appearance of a home and bring great joy to homeowners. It can be quite a daunting task and homeowners may be intimidated on how to start and who to hire. It is important to hire a quality Sacramento landscaping company that will help you design and execute your dream yard. Below is some advice on how to go about hiring a custom landscape contractor.

Insurance

A homeowner should not be held liable for accidents that occur during landscaping or damage to their property due to a landscape contractor. In order to avoid this liability, be sure the landscape professional has proof of Workman’s Compensation and Liability Insurance. A workman’s compensation protects the homeowner in the unfortunate event that a worker has an accident on the property. Without this insurance, it is possible to be sued if someone becomes injured. Liability Insurance will protect the home in case there is any damage, including fire. A good policy will have a general liability aggregate limit of at least $1,000,000.

It is important for a homeowner to ensure that their landscape professional holds these insurances for their own protection.

Ensuring Quality

Every homeowner wants to be sure the work that is done to their home is done thoroughly and to the highest degree of quality. A Sacramento landscaping company that is not licensed is not held to the standards of the state’s licensing board, meaning the quality of work may suffer. Also, if you are unhappy with the landscaping work of an unlicensed company, there is no recourse for complaint.

It may be tempting to hire a company without a license and not all unlicensed groups will do bad work, but there’s no guarantee they will do a good job or even complete the job. The following is a nonexhaustive list of complaints that may not be filed against an unlicensed contractor:

  • Failing to do what is in the contract
  • Poor workmanship
  • Failing to pay subcontractors or material suppliers
  • Abandoning the job
  • Not complying with building, safety, or labor codes and laws
  • Failing to pay taxes or fees
  • Failing to stick to the project plan
  • Using false or misleading advertising

Even if you choose a licensed landscaping company, it is important to be sure the company is in good standing with the California Better Business Bureau.

Experience

Experience is an extremely important aspect of a Sacramento landscaping company. It is important to know that the company that will be transforming the landscape has extensive knowledge in their craft. A good way to determine this is to check references and compare previous examples of their work to what you have in mind. Even though a company may claim to have many years of experience, this may be an exaggeration or may not be relevant to your exact needs.

Permits

A Sacramento landscaping company hired to do the landscaping work should be familiar with the local codes and should pull all necessary permits. It is very important that the relevant permits are acquired as working without them can cause serious problems throughout the project, such as:

  • Fines from the city
  • Requiring new permits
  • Delays to the project
  • Increased cost of the project due to delays – When a landscaper is caught working without a permit, the city can scrutinize the work. The costs of adding or removing elements to comply with city codes could be placed on the homeowner.

Contract

It is very important that the contract signed includes all relevant information to the project, such as:

  • Scope of the work
  • Design
  • Installation
  • Permitting
  • Disposal
  • How changes will be handled if they arise

Costs should be discussed with the designer, architect, or contractor to determine whether the quoted cost is fixed or if it can be expected to vary depending on changes that may occur during construction. It also should be determined how changes to costs will be handled once the project starts and to sign an agreement that outlines these policies.

Payment options will vary depending on the company, including down payment and the timing of billing, which can range from full upfront, upon completion, or down payment and balance upon completion. Companies that require full payment upfront or a very large down payment may not be incentivized to do a good job or to complete the project.

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CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

GREAT JOB... Alex had a huge job to do with our yard and really came through! He was very responsive during my search for the right landscaping company, he followed through on all promises made and was completely honest/trustworthy. He worked closely with me, giving ideas when needed and listening to my ideas throughout the project. His desire to do right by his clients is very refreshing and appreciated. Choose Alex and CuttingEdge for your next project, you won't be sorry!
Gile S.
Folsom, CA
GREAT JOB... Alex had a huge job to do with our yard and really came through! He was very responsive during my search for the right landscaping company, he followed through on all promises made and was completely honest/trustworthy. He worked closely with me, giving ideas when needed and listening to my ideas throughout the project. His desire to do right by his clients is very refreshing and appreciated. Choose Alex and CuttingEdge for your next project, you won't be sorry!
Gile S.
Gile S.
Folsom, CA
As a fellow contractor I would highly recommend Alex with CuttingEdge Landscape Services. I have used Alex's services to remove trees on few of our jobs and can confidently say this guy is awesome. Always on time with his schedule, very accommodating and gets the job done fast.
Vyacheslav T.
Antelope, CA
As a fellow contractor I would highly recommend Alex with CuttingEdge Landscape Services. I have used Alex's services to remove trees on few of our jobs and can confidently say this guy is awesome. Always on time with his schedule, very accommodating and gets the job done fast.
Vyacheslav T.
Vyacheslav T.
Antelope, CA
Super pleased yet again! I used Alex last year to cut a tree down, and we decided to do a full gut job in our front yard, and he was the guy to do it. There was a lot of work to be done, and he finished the job so fast and quoted us a great price, and the lawn turned out great! He had to remove 4 trees, completely level our ground. Install new irrigation system, lay out new cement, install grass, plants. The whole 9 yards! I was excited when it was all finished like night and day. I can ...
Marina V.
Sacramento, CA
Super pleased yet again! I used Alex last year to cut a tree down, and we decided to do a full gut job in our front yard, and he was the guy to do it. There was a lot of work to be done, and he finished the job so fast and quoted us a great price, and the lawn turned out great! He had to remove 4 trees, completely level our ground. Install new irrigation system, lay out new cement, install grass, plants. The whole 9 yards! I was excited when it was all finished like night and day. I can proudly say we have the nicest lawn on the block! Great customer service. If you want someone who will invest his time and efforts into making your lawn look amazing not only now, but 10 years from now. Call this guy!
Marina V.
Marina V.
Sacramento, CA
CuttingEdge Landscape Services did a great job on my backyard landscaping. I was told my backyard belongs in a magazine. Thank you so much for all your work!
Don Jones
Fair Oaks, CA
CuttingEdge Landscape Services did a great job on my backyard landscaping. I was told my backyard belongs in a magazine. Thank you so much for all your work!
Don Jones
Don Jones
Fair Oaks, CA
Hard Working, the CuttingEdge Way! I have been a customer of CuttingEdge Landscape Services for several years. I have found CuttingEdge to be professional company in all aspects of their performance. Alex & his employees are friendly, hardworking, & trustworthy. I use CuttingEdge’s weekly maintenance services & have also hired them on separate occasions to do extra yard work, including hauling. The work has always been thorough & performed on time, at reasonable fees. I would strongly recommend the services of CuttingEdge without hesitation.
Pat Richardson
Sacramento, CA
Hard Working, the CuttingEdge Way! I have been a customer of CuttingEdge Landscape Services for several years. I have found CuttingEdge to be professional company in all aspects of their performance. Alex & his employees are friendly, hardworking, & trustworthy. I use CuttingEdge’s weekly maintenance services & have also hired them on separate occasions to do extra yard work, including hauling. The work has always been thorough & performed on time, at reasonable fees. I would strongly recommend the services of CuttingEdge without hesitation.
Pat Richardson
Pat Richardson
Sacramento, CA
Alex first came to my attention while discussing finding reliable and reasonable lawn care service for my mother with my co-worker. I was impressed with his work ethic, he even made sure that he cleaned up all the debris before he left.What was most telling of his reliability & integrity was how he treated my mother with respect & patience. I would not hesitate for have Alex come back & do more work for me.
Elena Newman
Sacramento, CA
Alex first came to my attention while discussing finding reliable and reasonable lawn care service for my mother with my co-worker. I was impressed with his work ethic, he even made sure that he cleaned up all the debris before he left.What was most telling of his reliability & integrity was how he treated my mother with respect & patience. I would not hesitate for have Alex come back & do more work for me.
Elena Newman
Elena Newman
Sacramento, CA
I have been using this company for almost 2 years now and I have never been disappointed. I have had them come out and do a tree removal of my old plum tree that was starting to lean, they do my maintenance, and they even came out for an emergency sprinkler fix I needed. I highly recommend Cutting Edge Landscape Services to anyone looking to get affordable quality service.
Janda L.
Sacramento, CA
I have been using this company for almost 2 years now and I have never been disappointed. I have had them come out and do a tree removal of my old plum tree that was starting to lean, they do my maintenance, and they even came out for an emergency sprinkler fix I needed. I highly recommend Cutting Edge Landscape Services to anyone looking to get affordable quality service.
Janda L.
Janda L.
Sacramento, CA
We are extremely pleased with the work CuttingEdge Landscape did for our house In Sacramento. Alex designed and installed a drought tolerant yet, beautiful landscape in our front yard. He is a true professional and his team got the job done without me taking time off work to oversee the project. They were always on time, tidy, and respectful. They answered my questions with thoughtful advice and seemed truly interested in our complete satisfaction. I've been through several landscaping projects the past few years and this is by far the most pleasant. We are happy with the cost, extremely satisfied ...
Alena K.
Sacramento, CA
We are extremely pleased with the work CuttingEdge Landscape did for our house In Sacramento. Alex designed and installed a drought tolerant yet, beautiful landscape in our front yard. He is a true professional and his team got the job done without me taking time off work to oversee the project. They were always on time, tidy, and respectful. They answered my questions with thoughtful advice and seemed truly interested in our complete satisfaction. I've been through several landscaping projects the past few years and this is by far the most pleasant. We are happy with the cost, extremely satisfied with the outcome. Our neighbors till this day complement our yard. I am recommending CuttingEdge Landscape to anyone with their upcoming projects!
Alena K.
Alena K.
Sacramento, CA
Alex worked us into their very busy schedule to trim our trees. They showed up on time, set up and did a great job! Our trees were very overgrown and they trimmed them for structure and aesthetics. It poured down rain while they were working, but they continued. The clean up was great, and they were professional and courtes. Also, their quote was fair and reasonable.
Nancy B.
Elk Grove, CA
Alex worked us into their very busy schedule to trim our trees. They showed up on time, set up and did a great job! Our trees were very overgrown and they trimmed them for structure and aesthetics. It poured down rain while they were working, but they continued. The clean up was great, and they were professional and courtes. Also, their quote was fair and reasonable.
Nancy B.
Nancy B.
Elk Grove, CA
Excellent service! Removed a dying tree from our backyard and working with us to improve both our front and backyard. If you have landscaping or looking for just great general yard service, give them a try!
Andrew B.
Sacramento, CA
Excellent service! Removed a dying tree from our backyard and working with us to improve both our front and backyard. If you have landscaping or looking for just great general yard service, give them a try!
Andrew B.
Andrew B.
Sacramento, CA