Landscaping In Phoenix:  DIY or NOT?

landscaping in PhoenixWarning: TV can be Deceiving

It seems the Do-It-Yourself craze is everywhere these days.  Open a magazine or turn on the TV and shows like Design on a Dime, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Renovation Nation and the old time favorite This Old House blanket the air waves.  With the convenience, ease and popularity of social media, sites like Pinterest are fueling the DIY fire as well.  All these mediums can be good, but they should also come with a warning statement:  Exercise with Caution!

These reality TV shows can be inspiring and provide homeowners with great ideas.  But, these shows can also lead some unlucky homeowners with some false impressions.  Homeowners who watch these shows might underestimate the level of skill involved with landscaping installation.  Homeowners might also underestimate the cost of these grandiose projects.  Sometimes what may come across looking simple on TV might not be such.  That time lapse video might be deceiving.  While some homeowners are definitely more equipped with engineering skills and green thumbs, others might be best hiring a licensed landscape contractor.

Why should you hire a licensed landscape contractor?

Hiring a licensed contractor can put your mind at ease.

  • A professional can work with you to incorporate your vision into determining the best plan for your specific outdoor space.  Upfront, before any work begins, you should know exactly what to expect in terms of delivered product, cost and timeframe.  Whether you are considering an outdoor kitchen, a retaining wall or a paver patio, they have the experience and expertise to know what it takes!

Hiring a licensed landscaping contractor can ensure the job is done correctly, the first time.

  • If landscaping were as simple as digging a few holes in the ground and plopping in some plants, than I would say go for it!  However, landscaping involves a lot more skill than one might initially consider.  Licensed landscaping contractors have to incorporate their knowledge about irrigation and lighting timers, drainage, soil compaction,etc. in order to build a quality product.  Professional landscape companies have specialized equipment, and the skill to operate the equipment, to get the job done professionally and efficiently.

Hiring a licensed contractor can save you time and money.

  • Many times when homeowners start a new DIY project, they tend to underestimate the amount of time and money that might be involved.  If the project is a first for the homeowner, they must account for the “learning curve” which can be quite frustrating.  With all the potential do-overs and household arguments that may ensue, doing it yourself may actually come out being more expensive than if you had it done by a professional in the first place.  A landscape contractor’s experience can prevent costly mistakes and give you an outdoor space that you are proud to show off sooner than you thought!landscaping in Phoenix

AZ Landscape Creations- Landscaping in Phoenix

AZ Landscape Creations specializes in landscaping in Phoenix.  We serve the East Valley cities of Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Phoenix, Tempe, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, and Queen Creek.

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