Like any industry, professional certification/accreditation is important. In the landscape industry there is a governing body for both design and construction (the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, and Landscape Ontario). Education and certification is required to be members of these organizations, and they ensure that your landscape designer/contractor is legitimate. In order to ensure that a landscape designer/contractor is reputable, ask for references. This is one of the most effective ways to gain the trust you need to make an informed choice. On larger projects, it is very smart to ask for a clearance certificate from the WSIB (workers safety insurance board), as well as proof of liability insurance. At Frontiers, this information is readily available, and provided no questions asked. Please call Frontiers Landscape for a free consultation today!