Beautiful landscaping can set your home apart from the others in your Valley Village neighborhood or even the whole Los Angeles area! Some projects are easy to DIY, and others require professionals – however, it can be tough to know the difference. Here are areas of landscaping you shouldn’t DIY and the reasons behind it!
Landscaping You Shouldn’t DIY Because…
1. Choosing the Wrong Plants
Everyone has a favorite plant or flower, and most of us would like one of those in our garden! However, it might not always be possible to incorporate our favored things in our landscape design. Plants need to be in the correct climate and soil to survive and blossom to their fullest potential. A professional eye can spot plants that will work in your garden, sometimes choosing ones similar to your favorites but will thrive and take less work to maintain.
2. Planting Incorrectly
One of the biggest mistakes in DIY landscaping is incorrect planting. Often, inexperienced gardeners plant sun-loving plants in shaded areas and vice versa. Either of these processes causes your beautiful plants to wilt and die, and you waste money and time. A professional landscaper can build the perfect plant plan for the sun and shade on your lawn.
3. Irrigation Issues
Water is essential for all plants, yet it is hard to come by here in Southern California. Overwatering your landscaping can cause many problems for your plants, yet underwatering can starve plants out, even causing them to die. Different seasons mean variations in rainfall, which require irrigation adjustments. Landscapers know how much water your plants need, taking the hassle out of the process for you!
4. Crowded Designs
Landscape design is crucial to a successful project. It is common for DIY landscapers to jump into yard improvement projects without a plan or considerations for future growth. If you don’t plan, plants will eventually grow to the point where they crowd each other out. If you have too much space, your landscaping might look bare. Professional landscapers use 3D landscape rendering to help design and bring your ideas to life.
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