Singapore is known as the Garden City for a reason, but when it rains, trees can act as a hazard, as we have seen on a number of occasions with vehicles and people getting hurt by falling tree branches and trunks.
Or perhaps you have a small garden or plants that need tending. Either way, it does not hurt to shortlist a good landscaping and gardening company in Singapore.
Tip 1: Do your research on how long a landscape and gardening company has been around. There are many fly-by-night start-ups that claim to provide services such as gardening, cleaning, and air conditioner servicing, but not all of them have the business know-how or grit to stay in business for long.
Tip 2: Are they professional landscape and gardening service providers? The best landscape and gardening service providers should provide a range of services that include but are not limited to grass-cutting, weeding, fertilization, garden pest control, plant pruning, and tree-cutting, just to name a few! They should also be well-versed and knowledgeable about the types of flora and fauna that would survive and flourish in our hot, humid climate.
A professional landscape and gardening company will invest in its people and equipment. For instance, does the company have equipment such as a vehicle with a lift crane for tree pruning and cutting? Does it invest in the safety and training of its workers?
Tip 3: A good landscape and gardening service provider should be aware of the approvals needed and the legal implications of the nature of his or her business. This includes having to make sure that necessary government approvals have been sought for particular cases of tree trimming and uprooting. Or ensuring that because of the nature of the business, the company has public liability and worker's compensation insurance policies in place as a safeguard for everyone involved, from you, the client, to the company and its workers.
Tip 4: Pick a landscape and gardening company that offers flexible payment options. Some of us like to pay in cash, others by check, and still others prefer to make online payments. Is the landscape and gardening company that you are considering open to any and all of the above payment methods?
Tip 5: Customer service is king. And a leader in the gardening and landscape sector should bring you one step closer to nature with the right solution at the right time. Is the company responding to your inquiries in a reasonable time and answering all your questions and concerns before getting down to the job?