Angie's List: Landscaping Projects - KULR-8 Television, Billings, MT

Angie's List: Landscaping Projects

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As the weather warms, it's time to tackle the outdoor projects -- like landscaping additions and upgrades.

In this Angie's List, KULR-8's Emily Nantz tells us there is an array of projects in various price ranges that will fit your budget.

Homeowner Bryan Nester has hired a professional landscaping company to redesign his yard.

"I've got some neighbors that invest significantly into their landscaping so I wanted to be a good neighbor. As well, I value the addition of features outside the home just like I do inside the home," says homeowner Bryan Nester.

Angie's List asked highly rated landscapers to weigh in on what homeowners can get at various budgets.

So what can you get for $50?

"There are several things that can be done. One would be to install mulch in the beds that will insulate the soil and hold in water. That will also cut down on the amount of weeds. Another great thing in the springtime is to install flowers," says Ken Hyatt, a landscaping contractor.

For $500, you can receive several applications of fertilization and a weed control program.

And for a half-acre lot, you can have your lawn mowed, trimmed, and edged weekly for four months.

For a bigger budget ...

"If you are dreaming about a big, fancy project for your landscaping, you should talk to a landscaper even if you're unsure about your budget. The great thing about landscaping is it can be done in phases," says Angie Hicks, founder.

When shopping around to get the most landscaping bang for your buck, Angie's List recommends always verifying a company's insurance and licensing information.

What they're selling may sound like a bargain, but you might end up with a raw deal if they're not following the rules.

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