When you see your lawn are you possessed by a euphoric sense of tranquility? Do you sit at work imagining long hours lounging in a comfy lawn chair, taking in the magnificence that is your yard? For most the answer is no, instead we fret over the dying grass, the bald spot mid-lawn, wishing we had a pool, or a nicer pool, or that our fence or cinder block wall wasn’t eroding before our eyes.
Along with being a more inviting and relaxing atmosphere, improving your lawn can also increase the value of your home. You need to be sure you do it the right way though. Here are some of the many reasons you should rely on a professional landscaper when you want to improve your lawn:
1. It’s harder than it looks – We all like to think we can do it ourselves, but the fact is from your plants to porches, pool, and other items in your yard, it is likely more difficult than you would imagine. In the overwhelming majority of cases these basic tasks will go undone completely because once begun it is found they are too difficult. Even worse often doing a bad job can leave you yard in worse shape than how it started.
2. Finding the materials – There are a couple of problems here. First simply finding the right materials is difficult, and the wrong materials can often lead to more problems in the long run. Next, buying materials can become expensive. Landscapers can get what they need at a discount in most cases, you may find that by paying full price you will spend nearly as much on a do it yourself job as you would have if you’d hire a professional to start with.
3. Plants – Throw some water on them and everything should be fine right? Unfortunately this is not always the case. Plants may have varying needs and a professional landscaper will not only know which plants will look great in your lawn, but will be able to show you how to care for them. Do you really want to spend all of that cash on plants that are just going to die in a couple months?
4. Your budget – It is likely why you decided against hiring a professional and going it alone. How much do you really know about the cost of the materials (never mind the time and work it is going to take)? A landscaper will be able to plan out every detail so you will have a much better idea of how much things will cost. They can also customize plans to meet your budget. Otherwise you may start with a great idea only to find half way through you cannot afford to finish it.
While the common assumption is that you will be able to save money by doing your landscaping on your own, this is often far from the truth. Add in that a professional long island landscape design company will do a much better job all around, and in much less time, there really is no reason not to hire a landscaper for your lawn.