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4 Benefits of Hiring a Professional Landscape Artist

Your landscape is the first thing people notice when they look at your home — keeping your yard maintained and looking beautiful is the best way to make a good impression and increase your curb appeal. DIY projects can be fun, budget-friendly ways to enhance your green space, but there are some things that are best left to the professionals. In this blog, we will discuss the following four benefits of hiring a professional landscape artist:

  • Expert Insights
  • Avoid DIY mishaps
  • Cost-efficient
  • Time-efficient

Expert Insights

Working with a professional landscape artist gives you access to expert insights and knowledge. With years of experience behind them, they know how to envision, design, execute landscaping projects that will perfectly suit the unique features of your yard and exceed your expectations. From finding the best plants for your climate to knowing exactly where to install an irrigation system, these professionals can help turn your outdoor dreams into a reality — all while making practical decisions for ease of maintenance and longevity. 

Avoid DIY Mishaps

If planned and executed poorly, DIY-ing a landscaping project can be detrimental to your yard. In our many years in the landscaping business, we’ve seen too many large-scale DIY projects go wrong — tasks that involve excavation and major construction should be left to professionals in order to avoid mishaps and be completed safely. With the knowledge of an expert behind your landscaping efforts, you can create a design that’s higher-quality and safer than anything you could DIY! Some projects you need to hire a professional landscape artist to complete include:


While trying to complete a landscaping project on your own may seem like a great way to save money, these projects often have hidden costs, like:

  • Equipment
    • There’s often a lot of heavy-duty, expensive equipment involved in landscaping projects that you’ll have to rent in order to complete a project yourself — you may also need to be licensed to even operate the equipment you need.
  • Leeway money for trial and error
    • Without the expertise of a professional landscape artist, there’s bound to be a period of trial and error during your project. This can lead to the waste of materials, and your valuable time.

Hiring a professional allows you to avoid these hidden costs, and ensures that the job will be done right the first time. Landscaping companies are also able to offer all-inclusive pricing and deals on certain installations, so you can stay within your budget and possibly save a little extra.


Yard work can be a hassle — most people don’t enjoy spending an excessive amount of time on difficult landscaping projects. Hiring a professional landscape artist to handle beautifying your green space gives you that time back to invest into activities you enjoy. Landscaping experts also know how to complete a project quickly and efficiently, so you can get back to your yard sooner!

Contact the Gurley’s Team

Thinking about enhancing your landscape? The team at Gurley’s will provide you with professional landscaping services and expertise to increase your curb appeal and make your yard the best on the block. Contact us today to get a quote! 

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Posted by Andrew Butas at 14:32