Finding the right landscape contractor for you can be difficult because there are often many companies to choose from. The majority of smaller landscaping companies are specialists who are very good at one particular thing but do not have the range of services to accommodate all landscaping work. At Schlager, we are very well equipped to handle any landscaping work you may require.

 Here are a few ways to choose your landscaping contractor.


If a landscaper is worth their salt, they should be able to provide testimonials and referrals from their previous clients. Reliable and honest referrals should also come with picture evidence of the work that was completed. Online reviews, especially on websites like Google, where people are more likely to post, can be extremely helpful to determine the quality of work.


Landscapers are fortunate to have a wide range of potential certifications, degrees, or community memberships to their name. Don’t be afraid to ask them for proof! You don’t have to take their word for it; these are important questions to know how qualified they are for the job. There are also regional certifications to consider, as some municipal governments require them to ensure they are familiar with local regulations.

Detailed, All-Inclusive Contracts and Quotes

Going into a landscaping project, you should know exactly what services to expect at the very beginning. Your quotes and contracts should very clearly lay out all the fees and services in one easy-to-read document. Have your potential landscaper go through the proposal with you, and don’t be afraid to ask questions. You deserve to know the answers, as you are the one looking to purchase their services. There should never be any surprises, especially not after work has already begun.


Landscaping is always best left to the professionals. There are so many important pieces of a landscaping job that could easily be screwed up by someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing. The last thing you would want is to be out thousands of dollars because you didn’t do enough digging to find out your landscaper’s history—or lack thereof.

 At Schlager, we want to put your mind at ease. We have 34 years of experience in the business, and we are fully certified to work in the Parry Sound and Muskoka areas. You don’t have to believe us either; we are happy to show off our credentials! Our site has been meticulously prepared for your convenience to see numerous testimonials and images detailing our previous landscaping work. Our contractors are more than happy to sit down with you and go over our detailed plans from start to finish.

 We put our customers first! If you have any questions or concerns or are excited to start building your next big landscaping project, give us a call! We would be happy to show you why Schlager has been a trusted name in the Parry Sound area for decades.