In today’s economy, with money being a precious commodity; it can be difficult to choose whether or not you want to pay for some services, or put in the time and effort yourself. Landscaping services are one such particular item that some people hesitate on, and let’s be honest, their reasoning is sound – sort of.
Let’s take a moment to look at both sides of the coin, and determine what may the best option for you. Now, it’s safe to assume that you’re here because you have a plot of land that you want to turn into a stunning vision of flowers, shrubs, or whatever it is that calls to you; and that you’re thinking about hiring a couple of extra hands to help, but you’re not sure whether or not the investment is worth it. Let’s lay the cards on the table, shall we?
The Landscaping Dilemma
Landscaping is a difficult process that is not only time consuming and labour intensive, but also pretty frustrating for those who aren’t quite up to par on the ins and outs of having a green thumb. There have been cases of people pouring hundreds, even thousands, of dollars into DIY landscaping projects, only to see them flop as their plants, shrubs, etc. die. This could be because of weather, improper planting methods, bad plant placement, the list goes on. Various kinds of plants can require certain conditions in order to thrive and grow, conditions that the DIY-er may not be aware of. Naturally, if you’re one of those people who researches intensively and plans accordingly, your project should turn out beautifully (barring weird weather patterns, bug infestations or other forces of nature). However, what about the time it takes? A simple garden can take as little time as a couple of hours, to a couple of days, depending on the size, the plant requirements, how you want to line the garden; the list goes on.
Considering Hiring a Professional
So instead of toiling away under the sun in your wide-brimmed hat, knowing that instead of doing this you could be at the beach, or visiting friends, or doing whatever it is you think is fun or more important; you could hire someone who had dedicated their life to the beautifying of yards.
Landscapers not only are more than happy to take the work off your hands, but they’re trained to make your property look stunning. They are learned in the ways of the plant, and know of their secrets; or if they’re not 100% sure, they have the resources on hand to find out. Best of all, they have access to tools and equipment to get those larger projects done in less time than you would be able to with your own two hands (or more if you manage to convince others to help). So instead of you creating a nice little garden that houses a handful of morning glories, mums, or shrubs; you could have something that encompasses a larger portion of your property that’s lined with stones to make it look sharp, and housing the plants of your choosing in a tasteful way.
What about maintenance, you say?
True, that can be time-consuming as well, but there are landscaping companies that offer the option of continual maintenance of your lawn and garden. You get the beautiful property that’s consistently maintained while you’re free to do what matters most to you. It’s true that these services cost money – and depending on the company, it could be a lot. However, it is important to look at the other side of the coin as well: you not only assist in the growth of our economy by assisting in the support of a specialized business, but you also free up extra time to do other things that you may have set on the back burner for too long.
Still not quite sure?
Then allow us to impart just one more piece of advice before we wrap this up. If you’re still thinking you want that magazine-cover garden, but are still unsure about the budget side of things, give a landscaper a call. Some landscaping companies, such as Green Ninja, offer free, no-obligation quotes based on your property and the project at hand. Even if you’re not 100% convinced that hiring a company is the right way to go, it never hurts to ask for some information – the answers you get may surprise you! Besides, the more you know, the better off you’ll find yourself. So happy hunting, and good luck!