Pros and Cons of DIY vs. Professional Lawn Care

A nice and green lawn can make your outdoor living space beautiful and the time spent in the outdoors more joyous. However, a lawn that is properly maintained has a lot of other benefits as well. One of the benefits is the increase of the value of your property.  The question is, whether you would like to hire a professional lawn care company to take care of your landscaping needs or work on your lawn yourself?

Let’s take some time to distinguish between the two options.

Pros of Hiring a Lawn Care Professional

Here are some of the most common benefits of hiring a professional lawn care service.

Saves Time

By hiring a professional lawn care service, you will be delegating the whole work to someone else and you won’t have to worry about working yourself.


A professional lawn care service provider works consistently on a weekly or a daily basis.

Best Quality Products

Professional lawn care service providers have access to the best quality gardening products which make your lawn appear green and lively.


Lawn care services possess the best gardening equipment and the fuel to run it and also provide for any repairs if required.


Not only are the professionals trained, but due to daily exposure to work have the experience to deal with challenging situations.

Cons of Hiring a Lawn Care Professional

Labor Costs

Professional lawn care is effective and also saves time, however there will be cost with associated with someone else putting the time and energy into making your landscape beautiful.


A lawn care professional may have a lot of bookings for the spring or summer months in advance.  Because of this, it’s important to discuss how long the project may take and when they are able to make it out to your property.

Pros of DIY Lawn Care

Following are some advantages of DIY lawn care.


When taking care of your own lawn, you can be as flexible as you need to be with the schedules.

Personalized Choices

When you go DIY, you have the freedom to choose what you want for your lawn. For example, certain lawn maintenance brands.  Whether it is seed or sod that you want to grow your grass with, you are free to do so.

Knowledge and Expertise

DIY lawn care enables you to learn more about your own lawn (mainly through research and trail and error) and what it takes to maintain it.

Cons of DIY lawn care

Let’s unveil some disadvantages of DIY lawn care.

Time Consuming

DIY Lawn care is more challenging than it seems and consumes a lot of time.  When you set out on such a project, you have to schedule other activities accordingly.

Equipment Costs

Contrary to hiring a professional lawn care service, when going for DIY lawn care you have to arrange the equipment like lawn mower and gardening products yourself which also do not come cheap.

At the end of the day, it is completely up to you whether hiring a professional landscape company or maintaining your own landscaping is best.  At Fresh Cut Lawn and Landscape, it is our mission to ensure you are satisfied with our work and don’t have to take on additional tasks in your yard.  For more information about our services, please give us a call today!  We can be reached (586) 739-6646 or (248) 650-3600.  We hope to have the opportunity to work with you soon.