While undoubtedly cheaper in the short term, DIY gardening can indeed come at a hefty price in the long run.
How so? Poor garden maintenance and improper technique can see your lawn deteriorate before your very eyes, leading some tricky and troublesome problems.
But it doesn’t have to be that way – especially if you call in the pros!
Keep your green, green grass of home under control with a little help from the experts.
Whether it’s a blown lightbulb, a burst pipe or a broken oven, maintaining the home can be an expensive process and one that continues to rack up maintenance bills year after year.
The high cost of professional services often leads to homeowners to take the DIY approach; however, specialisms within the home often provide a limit to where you can go with base knowledge alone.
When you want a kitchen fitted, you call in a kitchen fitter; when you want an extension built, you call in a builder; even when it comes to cleaning, many Brits like to call in a cleaner to get their hands dirty. Yet, for some unknown reason, that same ethos rarely extends to the outdoors.
Benefits of a Professional Gardener
Gardening remains one of the key specialist tasks on a property that, more often than not, homeowners are happy to roll up their sleeves and give it a go themselves.
Either that, or they leave it go entirely and hope for the best. Either way, the result can be trouble for your home turf.
While it can save you money initially, cutting corners with DIY gardening can be costly. Here’s a few benefits of hiring lawn experts for your outside space.
Knowledge is Power
If you don’t know what you’re dealing with, trouble probably isn’t too far away. That ethos can be applied to most things in life and gardening is no exception.
From overzealous pruning and over-watering to poor fertilisation and lawn scalping, common mistakes of DIY gardening can lead to a myriad of issues down the line, including lawn disease and even dead grass.
They say pride comes before a fall, but it doesn’t have to. If you’re an amateur gardener with limited horticultural knowledge, save yourself the headaches and enlist the help of an expert.
Tools of the Trade
Shovels, hoses and lawn mowers aside, most modern homeowners are incredibly unequipped for the demands their gardens throw their way – and understandably so.
Good quality garden tools aren’t cheap and can take up a lot of space, requiring their own designated storage space when not in use (which also isn’t cheap). By the time you’ve spent out on tools and storage, you could have had the job done professionally!
What’s more, an expert will have a variety of professional equipment to hand for a range of garden eventualities, including many specialist items you likely won’t own yourself, from lawn aerators to scarification machines.
Save yourself the money on tools and storage by calling in an expert that already has the tools of the trade to hand.
Eye for Detail
Certain lawn afflictions can be hard to detect for the untrained eye, leaving the problem untreated and left to deteriorate further. This one of the most common problems with DIY lawn care.
Over time, this can lead to serious issues and not only ruin the look of your garden but also significantly damage its overall health as well.
A professional lawn expert will know exactly what he’s dealing with and be able to detect problems that would otherwise go unnoticed. If identified early enough, this can then be treated easily and effectively.
When it comes to lawn disease and bug infestations in particular, catching it early on can be crucial so this reason alone is well worth the investing in a pro.
It’s common for amateur gardeners to spend a lot of time giving their lawn, plants and flowers a healthy dose of TLC during the spring and summer months. After all, the weather is inviting, it’s nice to be outdoors and that’s typically when plant and grass growth is at its highest.
Conversely, the colder winter months see the outdoor space far less utilised and far less loved. Who wants to be outdoors, tending to weeds in the cold wind and rain? A key perk of professional lawn care is that it keeps your garden in peak condition year-round, with specialist seasonal treatments specifically for the change in climate.
For the house-proud homeowner, a presentable garden can really complete the appearance of your property. What’s more, it can also act as the perfect venue for social gatherings and barbeques when the weather is fine.
However, when it comes to creating a truly awesome aesthetic in your garden, no matter how good your gardening skills are, chances are, a pro could top your efforts handily.
With extensive knowledge of grass, plants and flowers, as well as the appropriate fertilisers and lawn care techniques for peak performance, professional attention can allow your garden to live up to its true potential.
Wow your friends and family, make your neighbours jealous and make the most of your outdoor space by enlisting the aid of a pro.
If you want your garden to live its best life, why not give the experts a call today? Call Lawn & Weed Expert now on 0800 111 4958 or hit the button below for a FREE lawn survey.
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