The first thing any homeowner should learn about landscaping repairs is which ones not to do on your own. Sometimes the only difference between doing it yourself and landscaping repairs done by professionals is money, time, and of course, the end result. The biggest mistake most homeowners make is not knowing their limitations.
#1 – Landscaping Repairs that Are NOT Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Projects
The first error many homeowners make when they attempt to spruce up the exterior of their home with landscaping repairs is overestimating their DIY prowess. Some landscaping repairs require a professional touch.
Many homeowners see a video on Facebook, and all they can think about is how great it would be to have a fire pit in the backyard. They look up a how-to video on YouTube, buy the materials and get to work. After most of the summer has come and gone, they finally finish their DIY project.
But, when the rain comes, and their fire pit project is more like a backyard pool, they wish they had hired a professional.
#2 – Landscaping Repairs Gone Wrong: The Deck
Repairing the deck seems like a DIY job anyone with a hammer or a nail gun and some treated lumber can do, right? Well, that’s not necessarily true. There are broken boards, and the deck is pointing more and more toward your neighbor’s house down the hill, so you figure it might be time to do some repairs.
Replacing those old boards might be easy enough but matching them up with old boards will likely call for new stain. And, just like that fire pit, you will need to plan the drainage to keep rain waters from puddling up on your patio and securing the deck to make sure it stays level.
Now, you’re starting to wonder if you have enough time for these landscaping repairs and still have a life. Maybe it would be better to get a few estimates from professionals.
#3 – Adding Sod to an Established Lawn
Although sod is a quick, easy answer to those bald patches on your otherwise beautiful lawn, it’s not as easy as just throwing down some sod to fill in the blank spots. Laying sod takes preparation, and it is backbreaking work. However, fixing that spotty lawn can add 15 or 20 percent to the value of your home if you’re looking to sell. Consider hiring a professional for part or all of the work. Not only will you get a better result, but you’ll also have time for the family.
Call Tell Projects to Avoid Bad Landscaping Repairs
Some landscaping repairs require a professional touch, plus you will save time and the embarrassment of having it redone. Call Tell Projects, 591-7991 to get a free estimate. Or, send us an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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