If you want to beautify your yard or completely renovate your outdoor living space, one of the biggest concerns you may have is whether to do it yourself or hire a professional landscaper. Getting it done alone can be quite appealing. It saves you money and time, and you may find it easier than hiring a professional. However, there are good reasons to work with a professional.
1) Increase the Value of Your Home
Did you know that investing just 10% of your home’s value in the landscape will increase its selling price by 20%? Of course, it may take several years before this investment becomes money in your pocket, but you won’t regret it!
Take the time to learn everything you need to know to make your yard beautiful. But consider this: when hiring a professional landscaper, not only will they use information to create landscaping that will make your yard a more livable place, but one that will bring great value when you sell your home as well.
2) Create a Climate-Responsive Landscape
Creating a climate-appropriate landscape requires several innovations. One is to create a landscape system that responds positively to time. For example, a well-drained landscape is essential if guerrilla downpours are a regular occurrence or if there are low areas on the property where puddles can form.
In addition, a professional can help you achieve an efficient watering system that does not leak. This allows you to water everything that needs watering, not just bare areas and fences. Finally, experts can help you find the right plants, trees, and shrubs for your area. These plants require less water, fertilizer, and other resources and will survive naturally, saving you time and money.
3) Avoid Planting in the Wrong Places
Landscaping seems like such an easy thing to do. Throw some flowers here, plant a tree there, collect some shrubs there, and all will be well. Chances are, the roots will damage the concrete in the driveway or the foundation of the house, costing thousands in repairs. Professional landscapers can only measure the distance between a large tree or plant and an existing object such as a driveway or house. They also know what is not suitable for the yard. For example, which plants to keep away from pets and children.
4) Easier than DIY
Working with a professional landscaper makes gardening much easier than doing it yourself. Of course, you can also do it yourself. But in that case, you will need to spend hours researching which plants, trees, and shrubs are best suited for the location. You need to do a little more research and figure out where to buy them, how to bring them home, or have them delivered. The next step is to drag them into your yard and actually plant and take care of them. In the absence of work, you will be dealing with weeks, if not months.
Hiring a landscaper gives you all your time back. An expert is now the person who needs to do all the work. And because they are experts, most of the research has already been done during training.
You don’t have to do the research or search for quality information on your own because the professional can give you all the information you need to know how to take care of your new landscape. Just tell them what kind of landscape you want (for example, if it is low-maintenance, beautiful, or labor-intensive), and they will create a landscape that fits your needs perfectly.
If you’re looking commercial or residential landscaping services in Eltham, Templestowe, Doncaster and surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to contact the team at Landsculpture Design & Construction. These licensed and qualified landscapers will turn your dream into reality!