Landscaping is not an easy skill to obtain. It takes years of practice, hard work, a creative mind and the desire to push the boundaries. Some people do not see the worth in spending money on an experienced landscaper, and while some features can be considered DIY, there is a lot more that a landscaper can offer, apart from creating your dream landscaping scenario.
Commencing a consultation:
Before projects even commence, you’ll have to consult a landscaper first. Using their experience and time is a great way to truly assess if your landscaping project can be completed. At the same time, a consultation is great for you to pick the landscaper’s brain to see if your design can work and to expand your repertoire of ideas.
Designing your design:
Yes, in the end, it’s down to you to tell the landscaper of what you want and how you want your dream design to look like. But with a landscaper by your side, they can see the angles you can’t, and can tell what is possible and not. In a way, they will inform you if installing one feature over another might cost you more or not. Essentially with a landscaper, your design is always getting redesigned to the point of perfection.
Materials can be a mixed bag:
Getting materials for features (including tiles, ceramics, etc) and even flora and fauna (such as plants and trees) can be difficult to get. With a professional landscaper, they already have the materials for you or know other services that do. In the process you could probably save some money with some deals.
Avoiding everyday pitfalls:
That’s part and parcel of why you are hiring the professionals. During the construction of your dream design, problems are going to arise (it’s natural with any construction project) and the professionals are going to be able to bounce right through it and get it done. You might find yourself stuck and lost about how to get through it.
There are some landscaping jobs you just can’t do:
Pool installations, water features like waterfalls, waterwalls, are just too hard to be done by yourself. They require a lot of intrinsical work like water segregation, pipes and drains. Ponds might be a simpler version of trying to create a water feature, but larger features ought to be left to the professionals.
Longer completion time:
Many homeowners assume it is quite easy to begin installing features into their backyard or courtyard, before realising that it’s going to take more than one or two people. Or they do assume it’s going to take a weekend, or a week to complete, when in reality it’s going to take a month or more. More importantly, a crummy job can seriously damage the look of the house, and devalue your property.
With many landscapers, they are willing to walk you through your completed project, providing you with advice on how to maintain it, special functions and plant or pool care if you need it. Landscapes grow and change as times goes so it’s essential to ask your landscaper any questions that you might like to know (they’ll probably tell you anyway).