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Lawn Care & Gardening: The Benefits of DIY vs. Hiring a Professional

Do it yourself

Gardening can bring so much enjoyment to your home and provide you with a satisfying and healthy hobby. When it comes to lawn care, there are benefits for both mental and physical health.

The feeling of a job well-done and seeing the fruits of your labour flourish is one of the most satisfying feelings you can get in the home. Seeing a plant or vegetable bloom, knowing that you have planted and cared for it, is fantastic. Many gardeners get quite obsessed with this feeling and want to expand their skill sets into more unusual or complicated gardening. This sense of achievement and improvement is great for self-esteem and gives you a lease of life if you feel that you need an interesting hobby to focus on.

Gardening is also great for physical health and gives you an opportunity to get outdoors in the fresh air and sunshine. Raking the lawn, trimming the borders and hedges and mowing can really get your heart racing. Even half an hour of gardening every few days will improve your physical health and keep your heart healthy. The many different activities you can do in the garden can improve strength, flexibility and overall well-being. Vitamin D from being out in the sunshine is great for bone health and has been proven in some studies to alleviate depression. If you struggle to keep up an exercise routine, gardening could be the perfect choice for you as many find it so interesting, they often forget that it is exercise!

For mental health, gardening has been shown to help towards fighting dementia, Alzheimer’s and depression. Whether it is learning a new gardening skill or having a reason to get outdoors and socialise with other gardeners, there are seemingly endless benefits for your mental well-being.

Hire a professional

One of the first things a keen gardener wants to achieve is a beautiful, lush lawn. Having lovely stripes across your healthy and green garden is something most green-fingered enthusiasts dream of! A lawn is usually the centrepiece of your garden, so it is important that it compliments and adds to the feel of your home and plants. Lawn care is a difficult skill to master and is often timely and costly. Hiring a professional can reduce this difficulty significantly. If you struggle to find time for gardening, but still want to have a green space to enjoy in your spare time, having a lawn treatment company take care of the maintenance for you is a great option. Most people have an already demanding schedule and can’t seem to fit in the time required to maintain and plan their garden. Lawn care companies are here to do it for you!

Buying fertilisers and feeders can cost a lot and researching the best types can be time-consuming and confusing. Often, if you rely on a professional, the cost of looking after your lawn is cheaper than doing it yourself. You can also rely on their expert knowledge, especially if you have pets or young children playing on the lawn. You can rest easy knowing that the lawn care provided by experts is safe, correctly applied and the best for your lawn. As the seasons change and external influences affect your lawn, a professional will know exactly how to treat the lawn to ensure it is ready for the changing weather. Consistency is key when achieving a perfect lawn.

Quality is the final reason you should consider hiring a professional. Although you may be able to achieve a nice look by doing it yourself, you can be assured that your lawn will be of the highest quality when cared for under stringent controls of a lawn care expert.


For a fantastic service by an affordable lawn care company, contact Greensleeves for your personalised lawn assessment.

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