Nov 3, 2022

10 telltale signs you need to find a new landscaper

10 telltale signs you need to find a new landscaper
David Keane
Serving orange county residents

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10 telltale signs you need to find a new landscaper

As a homeowner, you understand how important it is to have a well-manicured lawn. After all, your home is your biggest investment, and first impressions matter. So, you've hired landscapers in the past to take care of your lawn—but for one reason or another, you've never been fully satisfied. Perhaps they didn't have the same vision for your property that you did. Maybe they didn't treat your lawn with the same care and attention that you would. Or maybe they simply didn't do the job right.

If any of this sounds familiar, it might be time to find a new landscaper. Not sure if that's the case? Here are 10 telltale signs that you need to hire someone new:

1. They Don't Listen to Your Instructions

When you hire a landscaper, you should be able to give them specific instructions on what you want done—and they should listen. If they don't listen to your instructions or try to talk you out of what you want, it's a sign that they're not going to do the job right. After all, if they can't follow simple instructions, how can you expect them to do the job to your standards?

2. They're Always Running Late

Another sign that it might be time for a new landscaper is if they're constantly running late. While there may be the occasional unavoidable delay, such as bad weather or traffic, if they're frequently late for appointments, it's a sign that they don't value your time—or your business.

3. The Quality of Their Work Has Slipped Recently

If you've noticed that the quality of their work has slipped recently—for example, grass is starting to be missed in spots or weeds are starting to appear more frequently—it's definitely time for a change. After all, you're paying them for quality work, so why settle for anything less?

4. They Never Seem to Be Available When You Need Them

Life happens and things come up unexpectedly—but if your landscaper never seems to be available when you need them, it's time to find someone new who will be more reliable. After all, your lawn shouldn't have to suffer because they couldn't fit you into their schedule.

5. They Don't Stand Behind Their Work

If something goes wrong with their work or something breaks, do they always seem to have an excuse? If so, it's probably time for a new landscaper who will take responsibility for their mistakes and make things right—without making excuses.


These are just a few of the many signs that it might be time for you to find a new landscaper. If any of these sound familiar, don't hesitate to start looking for someone new who will better meet your needs and exceed your expectations.