With most things in life, when you make a decision, it’s all about weighing the options, the pros, and the cons.
Ice cream tastes delicious, but it’s not great for me. I want to sleep late, but I should probably keep my job. I wanted to sing along loudly, but the store manager said I could never buy my groceries again if I made another scene.
But one place where there are very few, if any, cons is hiring a pro, especially for your landscape installs.
Pros Work for You and Know What Won’t Work for You.
Sometimes we have a great idea but don’t know how to implement it. And sometimes we have what seems like a great idea, but it has no practical way of ever happening.
When you hire Pristine, we know what will work and what won’t. If your dream is achievable, we’ll get you there. But if you want to grow something that will not survive on your property, we’ll save you the hard work and heartaches and bring you back down to (ahem) earth.
The Right Equipment
Working without the right tools is difficult. Technically you could dig a home foundation with a spoon, but it’s not the most efficient method.
Hiring a pro saves you from having to do a job without the tools needed to make that work efficiently. Of course, you can always buy the tools yourself, but why would you when you don’t need them every day, and there are so many other benefits to hiring a professional to do it for you?
You’ve got questions; we’ve got answers. We also have more questions you didn’t know you needed to ask. The most significant benefit to hiring a professional for any job is that they’ve done it dozens or hundreds of times.
They Know You Want to Know
As you create your beautiful dream landscape, there are going to be a lot of questions and decisions that come back. If you do it yourself, you’ll spend a little time designing and dreaming, researching and laboring, then re-designing.
By hiring a professional landscaper, all your questions will be answered in minutes instead of hours because we’ve already seen it before.
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know.
The other side of knowledge is what you don’t know; you don’t know. And the most dangerous form of ignorance is ignorance of ignorance. Follow that?
Right now, if you’re thinking about landscaping your property, you have some questions, and Pristine can answer those. But you also have some blind spots. And those blind spots are what can cost you time, money, and the lives of your plants.
Safety – Avoid Accidents
Professional experience is essential when safety is concerned. Because Pristine has seen it all, we know how to do the work safely and what problems to avoid that can cause you or your property dangerous issues.
During the installation process, this might mean avoiding things like utility lines or following safety protocols during a tree installation. Regarding foresight, it might mean knowing how a particular plant will affect your property in 5, 10, or 20 years.
How do you get what you need? We know how to do it.
When you specialize in a particular business, you learn the best way to do things and the best places to get something. That might mean the best source for inexpensive plants in the landscaping business.
But it can also mean the only place to get a particular item or knowing that while one source may have inexpensive mulch, the quality isn’t as high as the source who sells it for slightly more but doesn’t have any seeds mixed in that will take over your garden.
Knowing where and when to get something is priceless.
Save Your Precious Time
Gardening can be fun, but it can also be back-breaking time-consuming work. On the other hand, you have a job, and you are probably really good at it! So let Pristine do your landscaping.
You can always do the part you enjoy the most, like planting and harvesting vegetables or deadheading flowers. How you spend your time is up to you. But we recommend you only spend it doing things that bring you joy, health, or money.
More Affordable Yard Design
Speaking of money, hiring a professional landscaper can save you money. That may be counterintuitive in this do-it-yourself culture, but think it through.
If you hire a landscaper who already knows what they’re doing, you pay us by the hour for our work. So what is your time worth?
If you apply your hourly rate to the amount of time it takes to research what you want to do, install your landscape, correct what you did wrong and then maintain it, how much are you spending?
So before factoring in the cost of equipment, mulch, fertilizer, and plants (which you are paying a higher price for) and replacing any plants that didn’t survive because you didn’t know how to install the landscape correctly, then how much are you spending? And after?
It may look like you can save a few bucks by doing the work yourself, but if you crunch the numbers, money alone might be a good reason to hire a landscaper.
Finally, your landscape is a reflection of you. It’s highly personal, and you want it to be beautiful. The best way to have something done right is to hire someone good at it.
If someone you loved needed surgery, would you do it yourself to save money? Would you try to perform your own? That might seem silly but think about how long it takes any professional to become an expert in their field.
When you hire us, what you want, you get. As professional landscapers, we know how to make your installation look how you want it to, and our reputation depends on it. So you get Pristine design and superior service.