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The best way to avoid dealing with a poor landscape contractor is not to hire them in the first place. Clients should visit How to Hire a Reputable Contractor  for how to make an informed decision on hiring a landscape company. Customer complaints in landscaping are frequent. This is due to the number of illegal operators and customers willingness to hire them because “what’s the risk.” The risks and costs are substantial.

If it’s too late, below are some options.

HIRED A BAD LANDSCAPER?

1. Know The Contract

Review the contract to find out if a grievance has merit & options a client may have according to the clear terms.

2. An Ounce Of Prevention

Review the contract to find out if a grievance has merit & options a client may have according to the clear terms.

3. ILCA
Member

ILCA will contact the company to let them know they have been contacted in regards to an issue or complaint.

4. Non ILCA Member

ILCA has no regulatory or punitive authority with non-members. It is important that clients hire an ILCA member.

A client should fire the contractor if something goes seriously wrong.

A client should document each time the contractor doesn’t live up to the specifics of the contract.

Disgruntled customers should post freely about a poor landscape hire on customer review sites like Yelp.

Small claims court may be used if the dispute is less than $10,000. A client should check with their county for specific rules.

A client may hire a construction attorney who knows Illinois state statutes and can find weaknesses in the contract.