Many people take on the task of creating a landscape plan and maintaining it on their own because they think hiring landscape contractors is too expensive. This is despite many homeowners not having enough time for landscaping. This way of thinking, however, is actually entirely wrong. Hiring landscape contractors to for your landscape plan and ongoing maintenance is actually a really good financial investment that will end up saving homeowners a lot of money in the long run.
Landscaping Tools Are Expensive
To properly care for your property, homeowners need a lot of different landscaping tools and equipment. At the bare minimum, this includes a lawn mower, edger, rake, pruning shears, wheelbarrow, and trowel. Depending on what needs to be accomplished (and how complex your landscaping design is), you may also need things like an aerator, seeder, shovel, post digger, or sod cutter, to name a few. The overall cost of these tools and equipment could end up costing you thousands (or even hundreds of thousands) of dollars.
Time is Money
It isn’t only the cost of landscaping tools that cost homeowner money when talking about landscaping. Time really is money, and your time is valuable. To properly maintain your property, it will run you between two and ten hours a week. At only $10 an hour (estimated average pay), this comes up to $20 to $100 every single week in addition to the cost of your tools. That’s only for weekly upkeep, too. Setting up your landscape plan could take up to forty hours.
This time is better spent on more important things, anyways. With that time, you could be spending time with your family, tackling spring cleaning, or finishing up that big work project.
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