Landscaping/Hardscaping: DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

When it comes to transforming your patio, how do you know if this is a job for the professionals or one you can tackle on your own? A lot goes into landscaping and hardscaping, including labor, equipment costs, and more. Sometimes it’s easier and less expensive to do the work yourself, and other times it’s a job best left to the professionals. With the following guide, you can better determine if your landscaping and hardscaping jobs are ideal for you or a professional. Check it out:

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Patios

Putting together a patio or deck is a time-consuming and expensive task. You must be able to understand certain principles to safely and properly put together your patio. The tools and knowledge you need aren’t standard for most DIYers and that’s why patios and decks are best for professionals to build.

Driveways

While fixing a driveway is a simple task for anyone to handle, installing and paving a driveway is another thing altogether. Paving a driveway requires expensive tools and a strong understanding of how to evenly lay materials. If you’re interested in having a driveway installed, consider professional assistance.

Planting

If you’re looking to add small plants and scrubs to your yard, this a job you can tackle on your own. However, if you want to start growing trees or large plants, consider reaching out to a professional landscaper.

Outdoor fireplaces and kitchens

There’s nothing simple about installing an outdoor fireplace or kitchen. Doing so demands the knowledge of a professional. A contractor will be able to understand your city’s regulations on outdoor fireplaces, and even the complex details of installing kitchens with water, electricity and gas lines.

Lighting

If you want to install outdoor lighting, you may want to seek a professional. With a professional, you can have custom designed landscape lighting that will perfectly illuminate your outdoor areas, while also taking bugs, pets, temperature, colors, and humidity into consideration.

Now that you know more about landscaping and hardscaping tasks, you have a better understanding of which projects to tackle on your own and which to leave up to the professionals. At Farmingville Masonry and Concrete Supply, we can help you transform your yard with various outdoor hardscaping projects. To get in touch with us, simply call 631-320-0440.

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