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5 Risks of DIY Landscaping

By Root Plus on April 3, 2015 in Landscaping, Ottawa, Seasonal

5 Risks of DIY Landscaping

Many homeowners dream of creating a stunning outdoor living space and a perfect front lawn. However, when it comes to DIY landscaping, many homeowners find out the hard way that DIY gardening is not as easy as it looks. Here are five things you should consider before you start your next DIY landscaping project:

Going over Budget

It might be interesting to note that most DIYers go over budget with their landscaping projects. There are a number of reasons for this. Firstly, many DIYer’s under or over estimate quantities for interlock, supplies and plants which means wasted time and money. Unfortunately, there are a lot of casualties in the DIY garden which can cost a fortune in replacements. DIYers do not have access to wholesale prices like Ottawa lawn care companies, which in turn can have a big impact on your budget.

Shabby Look

Even if you have a green thumb, DIY gardens can often look a little shabby. It is quite difficult to get the precision design of a professional landscaper who plans and measures each detail down to the spacing between plants. DIY gardeners who do not know how to maintain a lawn and garden properly may have a visually appealing garden, but even when tended to it can look a little rough around the edges.

Professional Tools

Even if you’re an avid gardener or are really invested in the state of your lawn, it can be frustrating having to buy and maintain all of the different tools required in lawn care. You don’t just need to worry about rakes and lawn mowers – what about hoes, dethatching rakes, trimmers, leaf blowers, aerators…the list goes on. If you try a DIY approach, it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg to outfit yourself with the necessary equipment. Ottawa lawn care companies, on the other hand, have all of these tools at their disposal. They maintain the equipment with the highest standard of care, and know how to use each and every lawn care tool to maximize the look of your lawn and garden.


You should spend time enjoying your garden, not working in it. Hiring Ottawa lawn care companies will provide you with the landscaping services you need to maintain a gorgeous outdoor space so you can sit back and relax.

An Ottawa lawn care company will reduce the risks of DIY landscaping providing the curb appeal and lovely outdoor space you have always wanted.

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