Why You Should Avoid DIY Landscaping

Why You Should Avoid DIY Landscaping carroll landscaping

Landscaping is more complex than adding a few plants here and there.

There’s no question that we live in a DIY world. With the internet at our fingertips, many homeowners research information and videos to tackle various home tasks independently instead of hiring a professional. After all, why pay for something you could do on your own? While that may be true for some things, landscaping isn’t one of those things. It’s more complex than adding a few plants here and there. Several variables come into play with landscaping design. If performed incorrectly, your DIY landscaping may cost you more in both time and money.

Poor Installation Can Affect Your Home’s Foundation

One common project homeowners attempt on their own is installing new outdoor structures. From patios to pergolas, there are many ways to enhance your home’s exterior and garden. However, this could result in long-term damage that could cost you more money and stress. 

Attempting to install patios or other structures can affect your home’s foundation and structural integrity. Professional landscaping architects understand the complex structural processes involved in installing exterior structures. They have experience in selecting the correct position for materials, the specific materials for a particular project, constructing according to building codes, and more.

You Need a Plan First

Planning is a big part of landscape design. Not only do you need to create a cohesive design, but you also need all the tools necessary and time to do it. Homeowners often start a project and do not see it through to completion. This can lead to an incomplete project or one that is quickly thrown together, lacking beauty and continuity. Professional landscapers work with clients, take their concepts, and create beautiful landscape architecture. 

DIY Landscaping Takes Longer

If you don’t want to spend weeks or months on one landscaping project, DIY landscaping isn’t for you. Doing your own landscaping is a significant time commitment many homeowners must realize. Many homeowners are passionate about their home’s exterior beauty and spend significant time working on getting it the way they want. However, hiring a professional landscape contractor for large landscaping projects can relieve a lot of stress. Professional landscape designers have the tools and resources to complete your landscaping project in a fraction of the time.

Although we know homeowners want to stay involved in the care and maintenance of their landscaping, we understand that major projects may require professional help.  If you are interested in adding value to your home through professional landscaping services, contact Carroll Landscaping today!

Interested in Improving Your Outdoor Living Space? Consider Landscape and Hardscaping Design Services from Carroll Landscaping

Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.

We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.

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