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Landscape Design In Inwood

Hire a Professional Landscaper or Do-It-Yourself? Top Reasons to Hire a Nassau County Landscape Designer

You may be the type of homeowner who likes to tackle projects around the house by yourself. While there are plenty of things that you can successfully do on your own, some things are better left in the hands of a professional. Landscape design is one of those things.

While you may not be afraid of pulling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty, and taking on a challenge (and that’s certainly commendable), if you’re planning a backyard design project for your Inwood, NY home, you’re better off calling in a professional landscaper. Why? – Here’s a look at some of the top reasons why you should really forego the DIY approach and hire a professional Nassau County landscape designer instead.

Landscaping is Hard Work

How hard can installing a new patio or building a retaining wall really be? The answer: Very! It might look like a simple project that you can pull off on your own, but in reality, anything that requires masonry work is a lot more complex than it seems. Not only do you have to ensure that you’re using the right products and materials, but you also have to make sure that the setting is properly prepared before you begin building. There’s digging, hauling, lifting; a lot of heavy labor goes into landscape design, and it requires a lot more than grit and some elbow grease.

By hiring a professional Inwood landscaper, you won’t have to deal with the trials and tribulations that come along with landscaping. Instead, you can sit back and relax while the professionals do the job for you.

Better Results

There are tons of “how-to” videos and can watch and tutorials that you can read through, that’s true, but the truth is, no matter how informative those guides are, you just can’t gain the knowledge and experience that’s needed to get the job done as well as a professional can.

Professional landscape designers receive years of training and have ample experience. They know how to work with all types of soil, understand how to safely work with the ecosystem without damaging it, they know what products and tools to use, they’re familiar with the most cutting-edge strategies and have developed proven techniques and strategies. Professionals also know how to properly mitigate challenges and navigate around issues that may arise to ensure the best outcome. In other words, if you want the best results possible, you’re going to want to leave the landscape design of your Inwood, NY home to a reputable professional.


Landscaping involves a lot of heaving, hauling, and heavy lifting. It requires long hours outside in the hot sun and high temperatures. Heavy machinery and powerful tools are often required. No matter how many projects you’ve done around your house, there’s still a good chance that you could sustain a serious injury if you attempt to do your backyard design project on your own. Pulled muscles, strained backs, sprains, breaks, gashes, scrapes; why risk putting yourself in harm’s way?

A professional and experienced landscape designer knows how to handle all of the dangers that are associated with the construction of outdoor structures. They’ll take the necessary precautions to properly protect themselves and you’ll be able to completely avoid injuring yourself.

Faster Results

When you hire a Nassau County landscaper for your outdoor project, you’ll not only receive better results, but you’ll receive them faster. Landscaping is a professional’s job; whereas for you, the project is going to be something that you’ll have to work on when you have free time between your actual job and your other responsibilities. Plus, professionals will employ an entire crew that will be dedicated to getting the job done. Add to that the fact that you might encounter problems, which could further prolong the job; something that you thought would only take an afternoon to complete suddenly takes an entire weekend – or several weeks – to get done.

If you want to enjoy your new outdoor living space as quickly as possible, DIY definitely isn’t the way to go; you’ll want to hire a professional instead.

Less Expense

A lot of Inwood, NY homeowners attempt to DIY home improvement projects in an attempt to save money. While it’s true that you might be able to save a good bit by doing some projects yourself – painting, wallpapering, staining, etc. – there are some jobs that you’ll actually end up spending a lot more on when you do them yourself, such as landscaping.

You have to ensure that you have the right products and materials and you’ll need to invest in the proper tools and equipment, which can end up costing a pretty penny. Plus, if you make a mistake, repairing the damage could be costly; not to mention the fact that in order to fix any errors, you may have to call in a professional landscaper anyway. Why not avoid the unnecessary expense and hire a reputable landscape design company from the start? In the end, you’ll actually save a lot more than you would if you tried to do the job on your own.

Contact Scott Anderson Design for All Your Nassau County Landscape Design Needs

For the highest quality, fastest, and most affordable landscape design in Nassau County, look no further than Scott Anderson Design. As a fully licensed and insured landscaper that has nearly two decades of experience, we have the knowledge and experience you can count on to handle all of your front and backyard design needs. From small installations to expansive remodels, no matter the scope or the size of your outdoor living project, our team of experts will masterfully design and install functional and beautiful outdoor structures and spaces that you will be able to enjoy for years to come. 

If you have a particular project in mind or you’d like to learn more about our landscape design services, give us a call at 516-729-5668 today! One of our friendly consultants will be happy to assist you and answer all of your questions. We look forward to working with you and turning your Inwood, NY property into the landscape of your dreams.

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