You may need to consult a professional landscaper if you want a more lush and scenic landscape for your own comfort and for your neighbors to enjoy. Contribute to the beauty of your neighborhood with your own professionally landscaped yard.
There are many advantages of doing your own yard work, but typically ease and beauty aren’t on that list. A professional landscaper beautifies a yard like a musical composition. A professionally landscaped yard is easy to spot, it’s the one that has a choreographed flow and color pallet to complement the nearby architecture. A pro landscaper eases your stress of how and when to do yardwork, and eases your actual workload over a hot summer.
Professional Landscaper Cost
No green thumb or botany education? Plants are expensive, and constantly replacing them to fill in for your errors, or after bad weather, or after each new season is a waste of time and money.
Your time is worth money, and surely there are more profitable things you could be doing instead of laboring around with shovels, rakes, plants and lawn.
When you consider the amount of time planting, pruning and discarding takes; when you consider the *cost of all the tools necessary to do yard work and gardening well; when you consider the heat and sunburn; when you consider the backache and leg strain from crouching and lifting; when you consider the dirt and sweat; when you consider the inconvenience of yard work instead of playing or doing other things like relaxing, well, a professional landscaper seems very cost effective.
*The landscaper machinery that we sell here at Daytona Outdoor Power doesn’t even cover everything that would be at your disposal after you consult a professional landscaper. Your needs may warrant heavy equipment; machinery like sod cutters, rollers and tampers; or other hand tools that are not outlined in the image above. Landscaping really takes a lot of tools and equipment, and that stuff ain’t cheap.
When you consult a professional landscaper, you’re actually getting off easy because you don’t have to spend time getting confused about what to buy, and you don’t need to pay for all that equipment and all of the miscellaneous tools.
Here are some of the expensive pieces of machinery that you won’t have need to buy, if you consult a professional landscaper:
Upkeep and Maintenance by Professional Landscaper
Make it easy on yourself, have a landscaper provide the design, upkeep and maintenance of your yard. Pros know how to prune, when to prune, how much to prune, and they know how to make plants and yards look perfect. Things grow and it’s not going to be picture perfect forever, but keeping your professional landscaper on a schedule that he or she recommends, based upon the plant-life in your yard, will help prevent overgrowth and that ragged look of things going haywire.
When to Contact a Professional Landscaper?
Off season is an excellent time to bring a horticulturalist to your property for an appraisal, a landscaping maintenance quote, or a landscaping design estimate. This is when they are not busy yet, so they can focus on your design and consider all of the suitable plants and how or when they’ll need to be properly cared for. Gardeners, landscape designers and landscape architects get very busy when the season begins, so consult a professional landscaper early.
In the off season, you’ll have less wait time for an appointment, and less wait time for their report of what landscaping will be recommended and on what schedule.
What Do Professional Landscapers Do?
A professional landscaper your area might do any or all of the following yard and garden work.
- Designing the layout of plant life
- Merging plant life and structures such as benches, fountains, fences and walking paths
- Mowing, edging and fertilizing lawns
- Weeding and mulching landscape beds
- Trimming small to medium sized trees, hedges and shrubs
- Removing unwanted, dead or damaged trees and foliage
- Planting shrubs, flowers and trees
- Watering gardens, lawns and landscapes
- Monitoring and maintaining plant health
How to Consult a Professional Landscaper?
There used to be a thing called yellow pages but I think that’s extinct. Most people research “consult a professional landscaper” on the Interweb search engines or go straight to Thumbtack or Angie’s List. Read reviews and ask people you know if they have someone that they can recommend. Assemble a short list of pro landscapers and conduct your own interviews. Make your landscaper aware of every bit of yard work you want and expect from the very beginning, with a shared list that you can later refer to for checks and balances.