As you think about your lawn needs this year you might be thanking HGTV, Pinterest, YouTube, and a few of your neighbors for making things seem so easy.
Before you know it, you could be up to your ears in bags of fertilizer and lawn products while you’re still surrounded by weeds and brown grass. The flip side to that is everything could turn out perfectly.
When it comes to your yard, here are a few things to think about when you’re trying to choose between do-it-yourself (DIY) and hiring a professional.
How Much Money Are You Actually Saving?
That’s the big thing about DIY vs. professional help is being able to save money.
By doing a quick search through home improvement stores such as Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards, you can already tell that lawn equipment and the materials are expensive. The average lawn mower is $300, and a few bags of fertilizer is close to $100. This is not all the material you’ll need, but you get the idea.
Although you’re spending money up front for any materials you’ll need, you will have material to use time and time again—hopefully. Hopefully, those few bags of fertilizer you spent $100 on will be enough for your yard, and hopefully, you’ll be receiving the results you want.
Since you aren’t a lawn expert, there is a chance that you will be throwing money down the drain for materials you don’t need or want.
Professional sounds expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. Professional is another way of saying, expert. By bringing in an expert, you’re promised results.
These experts know why your yard doesn’t look like the HGTV and Pinterest model homes and how to fix it. They study the ins and outs of yard health and how to fix it. Most lawn services offer free quotes, so you know how much work your lawn needs, and bundle offers to get you the best value.
Is It Worth Your Time?
DIY is a huge time investment, but so is professional lawn care services.
After a long day at work, are you actually interested in coming home and mowing your lawn? Maybe, but only because it gives you an excuse to be outside, right?
Now, throw in fertilizing, watering, and aerating and your relaxing evening turned into a never-ending endeavor. All for something that you’re not even a thousand percent sure will give you the results you want…
Before you start “operation make my yard green” think about what needs to be accomplished, how you’re going to accomplish that, and how much time it’s going to take.
Professional Lawn Care Time
When you bring in a professional lawn care service, depending on your lawn’s situation, you’re committing to several treatments where professionals come to your house and treat your lawn.
These people might need to talk to you to tell you what fertilizer they put down, where they installed new devices, and other things they accomplished. You should make yourself available so that you and your professional have an open line of communication.
Making the Decision
Based on time and costs, the best thing would be to assess what your lawn needs and go from there. If your lawn only needs one thing and you know 100% that you can do it yourself and produce the results you need and don’t mind spending the time doing it—go for it.
If your lawn has never lived up to your potential, you see more bugs than usual, or it seems like more than you can handle—bring in the professionals.
If you’re on the fence between the two, call a professional and get a free quote because a free quote can’t hurt any more than what you’re already doing, talk to our professionals for your free quote now.