It can be tempting to try to DIY your landscaping projects, especially with websites like Pinterest and Houzz gaining popularity. Sometimes, DIY is the way to go. If you have a lot of experience with DIY projects, you probably know what you’re doing and are ready to get started; however, those who don’t have a whole lot of experience landscaping can really benefit from a landscape designer. It gives you someone who has years of experience and can help you develop your space into exactly what you want – believe it or not, it can actually save you money in the long run to hire someone to help you create your landscape design. You still get to decide exactly what you want, but you’ll have someone who knows how to use the least expensive products to still give you a quality job. What else can a professional landscape designer help with?
You may know what you’re angling towards for your landscape design, but a design landscaper will be able to help you refine them and tell you what you can add to complement the design that you have in your head. Experienced landscaped designers have seen hundreds of projects and have probably worked on dozens. They’ll have ideas that you may never have considered before.
Planning is one thing. Actually executing your plans is something entirely different. You need to know if your ideas will work on your land, what may need to be done to make the ideas work, and how to execute your ideas. A landscape designer will know how to do these things. Most will be able to help you figure out what plants or trees will work best in your soil, how to level out a hilly spot, and what exactly needs to be done to make a paver patio look great.
Time and Budget
If you have a budget, a landscape designer will be able to help you operate within your budget and still get the best bang for your buck. They can also help with time management. Landscaping is a job that takes a lot of time and energy. If you’re working a typical 40-hour workweek, you may find yourself too tired to work on your project at the end of the day or over the weekend. Handing the reigns over to someone who landscapes for a living gives you freedom to enjoy your Baltimore spring and summer without worrying about your projects going undone.
At Lehnhoff’s Landscaping, we want to help you build the landscape that best suits you and your home. Start with your own ideas or rely entirely on your landscape designer; either way, we’ll be there to guide, design, and build with you every step of the way.