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The Best Landscape Companies in Lee County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire


Landscape companies in Lee County FL bearing The Prime Buyer's Report TOP 10 symbol are the residential or commercial landscapers proven by our independent research to have passed the TOP 10 requirements for competency and value, carry liability insurance as protection for you the customer, who hire only documented workers, and for whom our staff have called previous customers to verify high satisfaction with them as landscape contractors or landscape designers in Lee County FL, including landscape irrigation systems, lawn sprinklers, commercial landscape services and landscape maintenance services for apartment complexes, office complexes, retail complexes and malls.

 

Updated November 4, 2016

 The TOP 10 Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Lee County FL

Paraisso Landscaping
(239) 368-4256
5451 Lee St
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971

Areas Served: Estero,North Fort Myers,Bonita Springs,South Fort Myers,Lehigh Acres,Cape Coral FL
Services: landscape company for new garden design, landscape installers, new landscaping

RS Walsh Landscaping Inc
(239) 768-5655
8050 Penzance Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Areas Served: Fort Myers FL,Lee County,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL,Estero FL,Bonita Springs FL
Services: landscaping services incl. new landscaping, landscape design, new gardens

Green Earth Landscape
(239) 472-1370
724 Rabbit Rd
Sanibel, FL 33957

Areas Served: Lee County FL,Cape Coral FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Fort Myers FL,Bonita Springs FL,Estero FL
Services: landscape contractors commercial & residential, landscape maintenance

Cloverleaf Landscape Associates Inc
(239) 454-3577
5685 Youngquist Rd
Fort Myers, FL 33912

Areas Served: Iona FL,Fort Myers FL,Estero FL,Cape Coral FL,Villas FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Lee County
Services: residential landscaping, commercial landscape contractors

Green Heron Landscapes Inc
(239) 498-0500
10955 Enterprise Ave
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Areas Served: Bonita Springs FL,Lee County FL,South Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL
Services: landscape designers & landscape contractors for new landscaping, garden design

Toll Landscape LLC
(239) 437-0032
19744 Tesoro Way
Fort Myers, FL 33967

Areas Served: Lee County Florida,Lehigh Acres FL,Cape Coral FL,Bonita Springs FL,Fort Myers FL
Services: full landscape services for commercial & residential including design & build

Hannula Landscaping Inc
(239) 992-2210
28131 Quails Nest Ln
Bonita Springs, FL 34135

Areas Served: Lee County,Bonita Springs FL,Cape Coral FL,Fort Myers FL,Lehigh Acres FL,Villas FL
Services: landscape contractors for new landscaping, landscape services & landscape designers

The Best Landscape Companies in Lee County FL Are the Ones Proven Safe To Hire 


The state of Florida doesn't require any state license of landscape contractors in Lee County FL, so there's no state standard for competency and reliability among landscape companies. Similarly,  the state doesn't require companies for landscaping in Lee County to first show the state proof of workers' comp insurance or liability insurance and both are critical to you. If an employee of theirs were injured on your property and the landscape contractors don't have workers' comp, you will be held liable. Similarly if any accidental damage occurs to your property and the landscape company has no liability insurance, you will be on the hook for it.

So without any state regulatory oversight there's no guarantee that any particular landscape maintenance company or landscape contractor in Lee County FL is even competent, is doing business honestly, delivering value, or satisfying customers.

This makes it all the more significant that all landscape companies and landscape designers in Lee County FL who bear The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have been cleared by our research staff as passing all the requirements for Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 status such as survey phone calls to previous customers to verify high satisfaction, good complaint record, verified worker's comp and liability insurance, only employees legal to work in the U.S., and more.



Not All Landscape Contractors Do Landscape Maintenance in Lee County FL

Not all landscape contractors also perform ongoing routine landscape maintenance services, so that recurring landscape or lawn care services often need to be secured from a company different than your landscape installers. In Florida, anyone can put themselves out there for landscape maintenance services in Lee County. Unfortunately, even routine landscape maintenance done by the many inexperienced lawn care services is done without sufficient knowledge and hurts or even kills your plants and grass by being done inproperly so as to stress the plants, or killing them due to overwatering, or underwatering.   The best landscape companies in Lee County FL understand the biology and lifecycle of your landscape and the technical aspects of landscape irrigation.

Other landscape maintenance companies might have sufficient knowledge but lack the equipment, experienced staff, and organizational capability to properly and cost effectively perform commercial landscape services for properties such as large apartment complexes, office complexes and office buildings, retail complexes and malls, as well as be able to perform for municipal landscape maintenance services (for city governments).  Qualified commercial landscape services will be able to demonstrate previous experience for specific clients of those exact types before undertaking your commercial landscaspe  services in Lee County FL.


Landscape Companies in Lee County FL Perform Numerous Landscaping Services
Landscape contractors, landscape designers, and landscape architects are equipped to perform a variety of techniques to convert your drab yard into your ideal outdoor environment, whether it's a small garden design or a business park. If you need a complete landscape renovation, they'll start that landscape renovation process by removing and disposing existing vegetation, pests, and weeds.

Because a beautiful garden requires thorough maintenance, landscapers will build certain features into the infrastructure of the landscape that make it easier for future care. They'll improve the foundation and water efficiency of the yard by installing lawn irrigation and drainage systems, installing sprinkler systems, grading the plot, and laying down new sod. After the initial landscape work is completed, the best landscapers will begin to sculpt the design of your choice. They can work with several themes appropriate to Lee County, creating Japanese gardens, deer resistant gardens, Feng Shui designs, xeriscapes, permaculture designs, or eco friendly landscaping designs.

Once the decorative process begins, some landscapers in Lee County FL can construct and install trellises, gazebos, or arbors to give the area some texture. They may also be able to do hardscaping like walkways and other hardscape features. When it comes time to bring your yard back to life, landscapers can plant nearly any flora you prefer, includingFlorida  native plants and grasses, olive specimens, junipers, berry vines, or fruits and vegetables.

Good landscapers in Lee County usually supply the basics as well, like groundcover, flowerbeds, shrubs and trees. Other structural enhancements include stone hardscapes, terraces, lighting, firepits, outdoor kitchens,  and barbecues. Some landscape contractors  can also build a number of water features, including koi ponds, fountains, ponds, or waterfalls.

Landscapers even design and install systems to maintain your new water features or make your new garden design eco-friendly. Low moisture plants, drip irrigation, French drains, pond filtration systems, and water-wise irrigation systems can reduce your water bill and keep your yard looking good at the same time.


Many local landscapers in Lee County FL can arrange for future landscape maintenance services as well, with follow-up visits that include rototilling, seeding, pruning, weed control, fertilization, erosion care, and arbor care. The best landscapers are versed in all aspects of landscaping in the local climate, so you can trust in their landscape designs and expert advice for your next landscaping project.

Even if your outdoor environment has never been landscaped or the landscape design was done by another landscaping company, some local landscape contractors in Lee County are also willing to perform ongoing landscape maintenance services that include garden care, lawn care, grass cutting and more.

Synthetic Grass & Artificial Lawns in Lee County FL
Many local landscape firms can install synthetic grass in Lee County, often referred to as artificial turf, synthetic grass, artificial lawns or fake grass as an alternative to real sod. Uses for artificial grass include putting greens, bocce courts, playgrounds, sports fields, or other high traffic areas. Artificial lawns do still require some maintenance for the removal of organic debris, but maintenance costs are often still lower for artificial grass due to the lack of weeding and mowing service needed and water conservation. Some types of synthetic grass in Lee County get hot with direct exposure to the sun, so the appropriateness of synthetic lawns in Lee County depend on the site, the intended use, and exact material the artificial grass is made from.


Ask to make sure the landscape company you choose for artificial lawn installation already has lots of experience with synthetic grass and the issues that are specific to it. Also a company that can offer more than one type of artificial lawn gives you the advantage of options for cost and the material it's made from rather than be pushed into one kind of synthetic turf simply because the company only sells or knows how to install one type of artificial grass.

Synthetic grass and artificial lawns have varied lifespans so look at the manufacturer's warranty. Most artificial turf is warranted to hold its color and integrity for six years or more.  Common brands of artificial grass in Lee County include Pregra Artificial Grass, SYNLawn, AstroTurf, FieldTurf, ForeverLawn, ProGreen, SmartGrass, Synthetic Turf International.


 

Some Landscaping Contractors & Landscape Designers in Lee County FL Are Better Than Others.
The Prime Buyer's Report lists these landscaping companies and landscape designers in Lee County: Paraisso Landscaping, Toll Landscape LLC, Green Earth Landscape, RS Walsh Landscaping Inc, Green Heron Landscapes Inc, Cloverleaf Landscape Associates Inc, Hannula Landscaping Inc. Other landscapers in Lee County FL that might still be in business include: .

 

 

Questions to Ask Landscape Companies in Lee County FL  

When choosing among landscape companies in Lee County FL, ask these questions about their credentials, abilities, and previous experience, before you hire:

• How long have they been a landscape designer or landscape contractor in Lee County? (Specific geographic regions have unique soil and weather that affect choices in plants, lawn sprinklers and irrigation systems. Plenty of experience specifically in Lee County shows knowledge of these local conditions.)
 

• How many landscaping projects have they done just like yours, in terms of size, scope, specific elements (water features, lawn sprinkler installation, outdoor kitchen, etc.) residential versus commercial, flood-tolerant plants or those that are sea-spray tolerant, etc.?

• Can the landscape contractor or designer give you names and numbers of clients that you can call as references? (All landscaping companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had their customer references called by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Will they give you an estimate in writing, and full detailed, including the amount of material to be used, brand names, and product numbers? (This is key because cheap landscape companies in Lee County often only seem cheaper by using lower quality brands or less material).

• Is a permit required either by Lee County or by your city? If so, will the landscape company get the permits as part of their cost estimate, or is it an extra cost, or do they leave getting that permit up to you?


• What are the manufacturer warranties on the material to be used?


• Do they provide a written guarantee for their labor, aside from manufacturer warranties, and for how long?

• What is their policy regarding repair or replacement of plants that die after installation and for how long?


• Will they show you proof of active workers' compensation and liability insurance? (All landscape  companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had proof of insurance verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

• Do they use only their own employees, or do they hire subcontractors? If so, what are the names of those companies so that you can research them too?

• Can they vouch that all their employees are legal to work in the U.S.? (All landscape companies in Lee County bearing The Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already signed an agreement to only hire documented workers.)

When you've chosen the best landscape contractors in Lee County FL for your specific needs, make sure they are properly licensed if a license is required. The state of Florida doesn't require a license of landscape contractors, but one might be needed on the county level either of landscape companies specifically, or for certain elements like lawn sprinkler installation, landscape lighting, landscape architects (but not landscape designers in general), etc. (All landscape companies bearing the Prime Buyer's Report-TOP 10 symbol have already had any relevant license verified by our research staff so you don't have to.)

 

 

Research About Landscape Contractors & Landscape Designers in Lee County FL 

The following is a list of helpful associations and publications on landscaping contractors & landscape designers.

Associations & Licensing for Landscapers in Lee County FL
ANLA American Nursery & Landscape Association (http://www.anla.org/)
APLD Association of Professional Landscape Designers (http://www.apld.org)
ASGI Association of Synthetic Grass Installers (www.asgi.us)
ASLA American Society of Landscape Architects (www.asla.org)
BBB Better Business Bureau (http://www.bbb.com/)
ELA Ecological Landscaping Association (http://www.ecolandscping.org/)
FANN Florida Association of Native Nurseries www.afnn.org
FLMA Florida Landscape Management Association www.floridalma.org
FLASLA Florida Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects www.flasla.org
FNGLA Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association www.fngla.org
FNPS Florida Native Plant Society www.fnps.org
IA Irrigation Association (www.irrigation.org)
IALE International Association of Landscape Ecology (http://www.landscape-ecology.org/)
LDA Landscape Design Association (www.ldaonline.org)
LIAF Landscape Inspectors Association of Florida
NLAE Nursery & Landscape Association Executives of North America (http://www.nlae.org/)
PLANET The Professional Landcare Network (www.landcarenetwork.org)
Tropical Fern & Exotic Plant Society www.tfeps.org
TFTS Tropical Flowering Tree Society www.tfts.org
TOS Tropical Orchid Society www.tropicalorchidsociety.org




Web & Media Publications for Gardeners and Landscaping in Lee County FL
Deck and Landscape Magazine
Fine Gardening Magazine
Flower and Garden Magazine
Green Industry Landscaping & Garden Magazine
Grounds Maintenance Magazine
Horticulture Magazine
Landscape Management
Lawn & Landscape Magazine
ProGardenBiz Landscape and Garden Magazine


The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Landscape Companies in Lee County FL within the following zip codes:

33902, 33974, 33919, 34133, 34134, 33904, 33967, 33914, 33911, 33931, 33936, 33924, 33956, 33901, 33918, 33945, 34112, 33906, 34135, 34224, 33955, 33922, 33915, 34108, 33951, 33966, 33921, 33905, 32802, 33973, 33916, 34110, 33067, 33970, 33976, 33903, 33912, 34104, 33990, 33929, 33910, 33994, 33991, 33971, 33907, 34136, 33957, 34711, 33917, 33993, 33972, 33913, 33920, 33932, 34119, 33909, 33908 and 33928




The Prime Buyer's Report provides information for the TOP 10 Landscape Contractors in Lee County FL within the following cities:

Fort Myers Shores, Pine Manor, South Fort Myers, Gateway, Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs, McGregor, Cypress Lake, Whiskey Creek, Buckingham, Fort Myers Beach, Estero, Suncoast Estates, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Iona, St James City, Tice, Villas, Three Oaks, Sanibel, San Carlos Park, Cape Coral, Lochmoor Waterway Estates and Estero Island