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Caring for the Exterior of a Property – Do it Yourself or Hire Someone Else?

You want to make the most of your exterior space. It can be a great place to spend time hanging out with the family at the weekends. It can also be a great entertaining space. In order to make this use of your yard you need to make sure that it’s well maintained.

You may be wondering whether you should do the maintenance work yourself or whether you should hire someone to do it for you. Let’s take a look at what jobs you need to do and whether it’s better to do them yourself or hire a professional.

Taking care of your lawn


If you are trying to manage your finances better and stick to a budget, doing your own lawn care could make sense. You do have the expense of having to purchase equipment in the first place, such as a lawnmower. However, once you have this equipment caring for your lawn costs you a minimum amount.

On the other hand, the average cost of professional lawn care is around $35. This means that hiring a professional is expensive when you consider that lawn care is an ongoing weekly requirement.

The main benefit of opting to hire a professional is that it saves you a lot of time. It can be time-consuming to have to carry out tasks such as mowing, watering and weeding. The time you save by getting someone else to do the work for you can be spent on other household chores or on leisure activities.

Caring for the guttering on your home

Guttering is there for a very good reason. It diverts the rainwater that falls, away from your property. If there is a problem with the guttering, water can get into your property. This can lead to problems with damp which can in turn lead to pest infestations. This is because pests such as termites like warm damp conditions.

Obviously, you do not want these problems to happen. So, you need to make sure that the guttering on your home is kept clean and in good condition. It’s easy to keep an eye on the guttering and look out for any problems. Simply looking up at the guttering should allow you to spot any issues.

If the guttering appears to be blocked, you can climb a ladder and clean it yourself. This is the most affordable option. However, you may prefer to hire someone to do the work for you because this means you do not have to climb high up a ladder. It’s also best to hire a professional if the guttering needs to be repaired. Doing so means that the work is completed to a high standard.

Landscaping your backyard

If you want to change the landscape of your backyard you can check out some ideas for inspiration. If the ideas involve simple tasks such as planting new shrubs or adding some pots on a deck, you may want to do the work yourself.

However, when it comes to more complicated design work, it’s often a good idea to speak to a professional landscape designer. They can help you bring your ideas to life.

Making sure your pool is maintained

A pool can be a great addition to any home. However, it can also be a health hazard if it’s not maintained in the correct way. You need to make sure that pool maintenance tasks are completed as necessary including:

● Removing debris from the pool.

● Maintaining the right pH levels.

● Checking the levels of chlorine.

● Making sure the pump is kept clean.

These tasks can be time consuming. Therefore, even though hiring a professional is more expensive, it can be of benefit. You get the peace of mind of knowing that your pool is safe to swim in without having to invest a lot of effort.

You can see that there are some tasks that you can probably do yourself, when it comes to caring for the exterior of your property. However, sometimes it’s worth making a financial investment in order to get a job done well and save yourself time and effort.

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