So maybe you have a beautiful home, with a yard with some potential, and you’re not sure what to do with it. There are a couple of options: You could spend a lot of time on Pinterest looking up landscaping ideas, spend the money, time and energy getting some landscaping tools, and hope for the best. Or you could hire a pro.

For some people, the idea of hiring a landscaper can be uncomfortable bordering on intimidating. Not only for the unnecessary expense but the size of the projects. Landscaping has a huge impact on the overall resale value of a home, more than any indoor renovation. That’s why it’s more cost-effective and in your best interest to hire a landscaper. Don’t believe us? Here are just a few reasons you should choose a professional when dealing with changes to your yard and garden.

So before we begin, shout out to Elizabeth Newton from for posting this article. Lets begin.

Expertise in All Things

You’d be surprised what lurks under the dirt. Especially if it’s been a while since your yard was adequately cleared, any landscaping project, no matter how small, will come with unforeseen issues. By hiring a professional, your yard is in good hands, no matter what problems you might run into. A professional landscaper will know what can grow where, what issues to look for before they come up, and what tools to use to solve problems they didn’t see coming when it does happen. This will save money and time for plants, equipment, and working hours. They also know more about things you won’t have thought of when planning your garden, such as soil, drainage, and even how much sun gets to various parts of your yard. This will ensure a thriving and sustainable yard for years to come.

About Tools And Equipment

Since we’re talking about expensive yard tools, there are an awful lot of great power tools available for your yard. But they’re not cheap. And if you’re not familiar with the project you’re taking on, it can be hard to know exactly where you need to spend that money. A professional landscaper has access to the best tools for every job, and at discount, as well as insurance, to help save you money in case of damage. They can even get you discounts on supplies like plants, mulch, and gravel.

The Personal Touch

Maybe you want a vibrant, green lawn, but your schedule doesn’t allow for regular lawn maintenance? Perhaps you want a pool, but you’re worried about the impact on your beautiful and beloved lawn? Your landscaper will be able to present you with personalization that matches your lifestyle, and still gives you a look you want. As a bonus, they are also full of creative ideas you might never have thought of, or be too intimidated to try, like a trellis, a gazebo, or a fountain. They also know more about what plants will grow best together, and how to plant a garden which blooms year round, and balances the yard beautifully. No matter what you’re looking for, a landscaper has the knowledge needed to tackle the yard of your dreams!

Landscaping has a huge impact on your curb appeal and the overall value of your home. Not only that, but good landscaping can turn a small patch of yard into a personal oasis, giving you plenty of hours of enjoyment, whether you want a thriving garden, or a patio and pool. Even factoring in the expense, it’s cheaper, both in time and in money, it’s a lot less expensive to hire professional landscapers, then do it yourself. And it comes with great perks, regarding access to tools and equipment, and the ideas and advice you get from the pros!