How Hiring A Landscaper Can Save You Money In The Long Run

Do you live an area that makes it hard to grow grass? Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.

How Hiring A Landscaper Can Save You Money In The Long Run

23 September 2015
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When working within a budget, a do-it-yourself landscape may seem cheaper. The reality is that unless you are an expert on plants and how they grow, your lack of knowledge can cost you in more ways than you expect. Many problems can be avoided by hiring a professional to guide you away from common mistakes.

Poor Composition

No doubt you've seen unsightly yards full of a multitude of different plants that seem to have simply sprung from the earth with no rhyme or reason. Having a variety of plants can be lovely if they are placed properly. A professional landscape plan can give even a cottage garden a flow and continuity that will enhance your curb appeal and increase your property value when you sell.

Lack of Soil Testing

Soil is the most important element of your landscape plan. Not only does the soil composition and pH need to be suitable for the plants you want to grow, but the drainage is also vitally important.  A landscaper will have all the necessary tests done and recommend suitable plants for your soil conditions.

Improper Plant Placement

Every neighborhood has examples of trees and shrubs that are not suited for their space. For example, that tiny oak tree you planted on the corner of your newly-constructed stone patio for shade has roots that can tear up your hardscaping as it matures. Those cute little arborvitae you planted as foundation shrubs in front of your house can grow to 20 feet tall and 10 feet wide. Knowing the proper placement of plants will save you having to replace them and repair the damage they caused at a later date.

Cost Underestimation

Landscaping is more expensive than other home improvements by at least 30 percent. Many homeowners go through sticker shock when they see the prices of landscape plants, especially mature specimens. Labor to deliver and install mature plants often costs more than the plants themselves.  Landscapers have the resources to work within your budget to find you the best deals that will give you the yard you want at a price you can afford.

Landscaping mistakes you make trying to save money can be expensive in the long run. Spending the money up front to have your landscape designed and installed properly can not only avoid future problems, but will increase your property value. Call a local reputable landscape company like Futurescapes Inc. to get an estimate on your landscaping before making costly mistakes.

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hardscaping areas that won't grow grass easily

I live in an area that is very difficult to grow grass. If I was to water my lawn a couple of times each day, the grass may grow, but that would cost me a small fortune in water bills and waste a lot of water that could be used for more efficient purposes. Instead of fighting the grass to grow, I decided to embrace the dryness of the area and complete the landscape design using mostly hardscape materials. I used rocks of all sizes coupled with wood to create a yard that I love to spend time in and am very proud of. Find out how to use nothing more than hardscape materials to finish your property.