The Pros and Cons of Being Your Own Landscaper

If you’re a homeowner, your lawn is likely a big source of stress for you and your family. If you’re like most people, you likely have no idea what to do with both your front and back lawns.

For those of you beginning the process of sprucing up your lawn, you’re likely mulling over two main choices: work on landscaping yourself or hire an outside company. For those of you still making your choice, you’re in luck! Take a glance at the pros and cons of being your own personal landscaper!


More control. It probably goes without saying that working on your yard yourself allows you more control over your project. You won’t be subject to anybody else’s schedule but yours, and you will be able to upgrade your lawn at your own pace.

Less expensive. This is more of a general statement, so take it with a grain of salt. Landscaping companies tend to be more expensive than if you were to just work on the yard yourself. If you’re looking to save money or only need to work on a small project, it may be better for you to be your own landscaper than to hire an outside company. Before making your final decision, take a look at your finances and see how much you’re able and willing to spend on your landscaping projects.

Avoid disruptions. A large crew working on your home may cause disruptions to your daily schedule. Being unable to access a certain part of your yard may prove to be a big inconvenience to not only you, but your family and even your pets as well. By doing the landscaping yourself, you’re likely to work on small areas of your yard at a time. This will minimize the disruption to your home and your schedule. Plus, you won’t have to feel obligated to stay at your home when the landscapers are there, either.


More room for errors. Let’s face it — landscapers like Ware Landscaping are professionals. Before working on your home, they’ve likely worked on hundreds of houses, so they have the technique down. As your own landscaper, you may make mistakes that cost you a significant amount of money in repair fees — maybe even more than the cost of the original landscaping company.

Slower. Again, landscapers are professionals and their years of experience have taught them how to turn even the worst lawns into the best lawns in the neighborhood in no time at all. When combined with work and family obligations, working on the lawn yourself may take you much more time than if you had just reached out to a landscaping company. For many people, paying the extra money for team to come in is worth it for how quickly they’ll get the lawn of their dreams.
Weather. Working outside may prove to be dangerous for some individuals, especially considering their own unique health conditions. Consider hiring outside work if working in the hot (or cold) may be dangerous for you and your health needs.

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