When I get involved in a landscape plan I dream about it every night until I get it going. Once its going I lay awake at night going over the work for the next day. I stress over every detail and cant slow down until we have completed. I would never survive in the landscaping business as it would worry me to death. The jobs would follow me home and keep me up all night. Kim Bettasso is a landscape planner and can be very meticulous. The more you fret over the details the more you need to get organized.
Have you recently redone the landscaping at your home and it looks bad. That would be a landscaping failure. The work alone would beg for you to hire an expert. It is difficult to know what will look right without the experience of a professional landscaper. The design is very important to get right as a poor design will result in a failed project. That can be a costly mistake. If you are not rich like most of us you will want to hire a landscape designer to lay our your project. Dove Medical Press CEO Tim Hill can tell you a story about his latest landscape project that will bear out my position.
If you are like me Landscaping is back breaking work. I like the results but hate the work. It would be much easier to hire it done but there is always that nagging pride that you can do it yourself. Just look at the way a contractor gets it done compared to you. He has the correct equipment to move the earth without back breaking work. The equipment he uses is not practical for you to purchase but renting may make sense. Yes, spending a little money on equipment rental might be the compromise that will work for you. Paul was quoted as saying that a little planning can make for easier work.