Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association

ABOUT US

As a Homeowner you want the freedom to manage and maintain your property according to your own preferences and tastes.  Your decision to surround your home with a  healthy and beautiful lawn, landscape or naturalized area not only enhances your surroundings, but those of your neighborhood while also increasing property values.


The
Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners' Association (NSLGA) is a group representing over 1500  professionals in the landscape design and maintenance  industry; we are dedicated to the education of our members; we distribute current information relevant to our industry; we have three chapters comprised of landscape professionals from Queens to Montauk. We are an avenue in which homeowners, like yourself, can find legal, competent, educated landscape professionals to design and maintain your property.

TIPS ON HIRING A PROFESSIONAL
Looking for a brand new landscape, a few dramatic additions or top notch maintenance of your grounds? Start by selecting a professional Landscape Contractor.  Landscaping adds value to your home, business, and neighborhood.  For example the right landscaping can increase the value of your home by 15%, allowing owners to recoup 100% to 200% of their investment.  A Landscape Professional can offer you a variety of services, including design, installation, and maintenance of your property, based on your specific needs and requirements.  Enlisting the services of a Professional Landscape Maintenance company means protecting your investment in your property, and more importantly, just being able to sit back and enjoy your grounds.
 

FIVE STEPS TO HIRING A QUALIFIED LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL:

1. When hiring a landscape professional, remember to look for quality, value, expertise, and service, not just a rock bottom price.

2. Ask if the company is fully licensed to operate a business. 

LICENSES REQUIRED :
A)  FEDERAL:  Employer I.D. Number
B)  STATE:  Registered Business Sales Tax Number
C)  COUNTY:  Consumer Affairs License
D)  TOWN: Some local towns & villages require special permits
E)  INSURANCE: Liability AND Worker’s Compensation
F)  PEST CONTROL: To control pests professionally by either the conventional method or the new organic method, a NY State certified applicators license and a NY State pesticide business license are required.  This means anything other than fertilizer, lime and grass seed.  If the company is not licensed in all of the aforementioned and works for you,
YOU COULD BE LIABLE!!

3. Ask how the firm stays on top of industry changes.  Ask about membership in state and local  associations, ie: Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association, Arborist Association., Cornell Cooperative Extension, etc.  Association membership means the company is taking steps to stay current and informed.

4. Make sure the company is capable of doing the job you want done, has the right equipment, man-power, etc.  Make sure you and the Landscape Professional understand exactly what is to be done, price and time table, work and payment.  Do not leave room for misunderstanding, BE SPECIFIC, do not assume anything.

5. ASK FOR REFERENCES.  Make sure the firm is trustworthy and will follow through with the work to be done.  Hopefully, when you hire a Landscape Professional, especially for maintenance, it is for a long term relationship.

FIVE STEPS TO HIRING A QUALIFIED LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL:

1. When hiring a landscape professional, remember to look for quality, value, expertise, and service, not just a rock bottom price.

2. Ask if the company is fully licensed to operate a business. 

LICENSES REQUIRED :
A)  FEDERAL:  Employer I.D. Number
B)  STATE:  Registered Business Sales Tax Number
C)  COUNTY:  Consumer Affairs License
D)  TOWN: Some local towns & villages require special permits
E)  INSURANCE: Liability AND Worker’s Compensation
F)  PEST CONTROL: To control pests professionally by either the conventional method or the new organic method, a NY State certified applicators license and a NY State pesticide business license are required.  This means anything other than fertilizer, lime and grass seed.  If the company is not licensed in all of the aforementioned and works for you,
YOU COULD BE LIABLE!!

3. Ask how the firm stays on top of industry changes.  Ask about membership in state and local  associations, ie: Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association, Arborist Association., Cornell Cooperative Extension, etc.  Association membership means the company is taking steps to stay current and informed.

4. Make sure the company is capable of doing the job you want done, has the right equipment, man-power, etc.  Make sure you and the Landscape Professional understand exactly what is to be done, price and time table, work and payment.  Do not leave room for misunderstanding, BE SPECIFIC, do not assume anything.

5. ASK FOR REFERENCES.  Make sure the firm is trustworthy and will follow through with the work to be done.  Hopefully, when you hire a Landscape Professional, especially for maintenance, it is for a long term relationship.

FIVE STEPS TO HIRING A QUALIFIED LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL:

1. When hiring a landscape professional, remember to look for quality, value, expertise, and service, not just a rock bottom price.

2. Ask if the company is fully licensed to operate a business. 

LICENSES REQUIRED :
A)  FEDERAL:  Employer I.D. Number
B)  STATE:  Registered Business Sales Tax Number
C)  COUNTY:  Consumer Affairs License
D)  TOWN: Some local towns & villages require special permits
E)  INSURANCE: Liability AND Worker’s Compensation
F)  PEST CONTROL: To control pests professionally by either the conventional method or the new organic method, a NY State certified applicators license and a NY State pesticide business license are required.  This means anything other than fertilizer, lime and grass seed.  If the company is not licensed in all of the aforementioned and works for you,
YOU COULD BE LIABLE!!

3. Ask how the firm stays on top of industry changes.  Ask about membership in state and local  associations, ie: Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association, Arborist Association., Cornell Cooperative Extension, etc.  Association membership means the company is taking steps to stay current and informed.

4. Make sure the company is capable of doing the job you want done, has the right equipment, man-power, etc.  Make sure you and the Landscape Professional understand exactly what is to be done, price and time table, work and payment.  Do not leave room for misunderstanding, BE SPECIFIC, do not assume anything.

5. ASK FOR REFERENCES.  Make sure the firm is trustworthy and will follow through with the work to be done.  Hopefully, when you hire a Landscape Professional, especially for maintenance, it is for a long term relationship.

FIVE STEPS TO HIRING A QUALIFIED LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONAL:

1. When hiring a landscape professional, remember to look for quality, value, expertise, and service, not just a rock bottom price.

2. Ask if the company is fully licensed to operate a business. 

LICENSES REQUIRED :
A)  FEDERAL:  Employer I.D. Number
B)  STATE:  Registered Business Sales Tax Number
C)  COUNTY:  Consumer Affairs License
D)  TOWN: Some local towns & villages require special permits
E)  INSURANCE: Liability AND Worker’s Compensation
F)  PEST CONTROL: To control pests professionally by either the conventional method or the new organic method, a NY State certified applicators license and a NY State pesticide business license are required.  This means anything other than fertilizer, lime and grass seed.  If the company is not licensed in all of the aforementioned and works for you,
YOU COULD BE LIABLE!!

3. Ask how the firm stays on top of industry changes.  Ask about membership in state and local  associations, ie: Nassau Suffolk Landscape Gardeners Association, Arborist Association., Cornell Cooperative Extension, etc.  Association membership means the company is taking steps to stay current and informed.

4. Make sure the company is capable of doing the job you want done, has the right equipment, man-power, etc.  Make sure you and the Landscape Professional understand exactly what is to be done, price and time table, work and payment.  Do not leave room for misunderstanding, BE SPECIFIC, do not assume anything.

5. ASK FOR REFERENCES.  Make sure the firm is trustworthy and will follow through with the work to be done.  Hopefully, when you hire a Landscape Professional, especially for maintenance, it is for a long term relationship.


LOOK FOR LANDSCAPE & GROUNDS PROFESSIONALS WHO DISPLAY THE NSLGA LOGO

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Call the NSLGA for fully licensed and
insured Landscape Professionals working
in your area
631-665-2250

P.O. Box 489, Brightwaters, New York 11718
Phone 631-665-2250 Fax 631-665-7004 E-Mail NSLGA2@optonline.net