Is Professional Landscaping Worth It?
Up until now, you might have been content to mow your lawn once per week, and maybe plant a few flowers at your front entrance. Or perhaps you take pride in your green thumb, and have a beautiful flower or vegetable garden in the back yard. The time might have come, however, for you to think about whether hiring a professional landscaper is worth the cost. You might wonder what a professional landscaper can do with your property that you can’t do on your own. While you are likely to be able to keep your grass mowed and your front entry weeded and watered, unless you have a lot of time and money to spare, professional landscaping is probably well worth the cost if you want a garden and yard that will turn heads. Here are some considerations to think about:
- Professional landscapers know how to deal with the challenges that your yard presents
Is your yard perfectly level, or is it sloped? Are there areas that get full sun or full shade? Are there any that get only dappled light, perhaps in the early morning or early evening? Do you have any plant diseases running through your property that might damage seedlings or even established trees? These are all items that the pros take into consideration; even better, they know how to work with these situations! Most of us simply do not have that type of knowledge, and putting plants in the wrong areas will lead to the loss of time and money.
- Professional landscaping companies own the equipment necessary to get the job done
When you hire a professional, he will come with much more than just a ride-on lawnmower. He has the yard tools, as well as the heavy machinery, that might be needed for your particular yard. From pouring concrete, to removing unattractive shrubbery, to spreading stones, your landscaping company will know what to use in order to get it done completely and safely.
- A professional landscaper will keep up with your maintenance
Once your hardscape and softscape landscaping is done, the job isn't over! Plants, grass, shrubs, flowers and trees will need periodic maintenance to keep them healthy and looking their best. Your landscaping company can handle all of this for you so that you don’t have to worry about it. Your yard will always look great with little to no effort on your end; that alone is worth its figurative weight in gold!
- Professional landscaping can add value to your property
If you are considering putting your home on the market now or in the future, a professionally landscaped yard can add to your property value. It also will attract more showings; interested parties typically drive by homes before making an appointment for a showing, and a neat, attractive lawn and garden will make a great first impression on these potential buyers. With landscaping, you can get a very high return on your investment if it’s maintained properly. Remember that landscaping projects take some time to complete and settle into their maintenance phases, so you won’t want to get this started too close to the time you put the house on the market, if possible. Think ahead!
Whether you want maintenance-free outdoor living areas, a yard that is the envy of the neighborhood, or a higher value on your home, professional landscaping may be the way to go. Contact your landscaping company for a price quote today!