Reasons to Get Professional Landscaping Services
- Save time: Perhaps the biggest reason to hire a company for landscaping services is the time you’ll save. For DIY, you’ll first have to spend several hours planning on researching what exactly your yard needs. Then, you’ll need to invest the time to drive out to a couple different stores to buy equipment, fertilizer, seed, plants, and whatever else you need. Finally, you’ll have the recurring time commitment of mowing and maintaining your yard.
- Expertise: Even if you do want to focus a large amount of time on your yard, there’s no insurance that you won’t mess it up. It’s like that old adage that you should always pay people to do what you can’t. People hire experts for a reason. Experts know what they’re doing. Hiring a professional company for landscaping services is a great reason to expect better than average results directly because of their knowledge and expertise.
- Cost: Landscaping companies subsidize their overhead with the volume of work they do. In other words, because you don’t have to care for hundreds of lawns, its inconvenient and overly expensive for you to purchase most of the professional grade equipment and supplies that are standard with landscaping companies. Lawn care and landscaping contractors can procure equipment loans, paying them off incrementally through contracting work. For you to equal the quality of a professional company on your own, you’d have to purchase the equivalent of a power aerator, a rake (Landscape, Thatching, and Lawn & Leaf), slit spreaders, a leaf blower, a leaf vacuum, leaf tarps, and of course, a push or ride mower. Of course, you can get the manual/residential version of some of these, but to truly equal the power and performance of lawn care companies, you’d have to spend a fortune. So in most cases, you’re actually saving money by spending it on a landscaping company.
- Liability: Any good landscaping contractor will be licensed and insured, meaning you won’t have to worry about liability. This means you won’t have to worry about proper storage of fertilizers and other pesticides, nor will you have to worry about applying these chemicals or disposing of them. When done incorrectly by an inexperienced individual, these chemicals can have potentially dangerous effects on the environment. In addition, professionals are allowed to handle some chemicals that are simply not allowed in most consumers hands.