Landscaping Basics: DIY or Hire a Professional?

If you are trying to improve your outdoor space with landscaping, you may be ready to attempt to try your hand at planting and designing your yard on your own. While there are many DIY projects that can be enjoyable around your yard, there are some tasks that are best left to a professional. Here are some basics on what newcomers to landscaping can attempt on their own and what should probably be left to a professional landscaper.

Do-It-Yourself Landscaping

Many people enjoy spending time gardening and maintaining their yards. If you like spending time outside and have a green thumb, there is plenty you can do yourself when it comes to landscaping, such as:

  • Mowing and edging your yard
  • Planting flower or vegetable gardens
  • Weeding, seeding, fertilizing and watering
  • Trimming and pruning shrubs and bushes

Professional Landscaping Projects

While some people may want to attempt larger landscaping projects to save some money, it doesn’t always go well. Many DIY ponds, sod laying and other projects end up being a waste of time and money when they don’t work out as planned. Here are a few projects you may want to leave to a professional landscaper:

  • Retaining walls
  • Sod installation
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Irrigation
  • Tree pruning/removing limbs

You can make your yard look beautiful and add the features you desire even if you are new to landscaping. Start doing some small projects on your own and partner with a local landscaper for the bigger projects on your landscaping agenda. Or, just hire a landscaper to completely transform your yard and sit back and enjoy the results without lifting a finger.

Posted on behalf of:
Tommy Gun Lawn Care
Alpharetta, GA 30040
770-884-7277

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