There is so much to look forward to this Spring! Singing birds, sunny days, flowering trees and shrubs, and getting outside to enjoy all the sights and sounds of spring. It’s also time for homeowners to get those backyards in shape so their pool liners look their best when those pool covers come off—whether you do it yourself or hire a professional landscape company. There are pros and cons to either decision.


You will save time. Leaving your backyard to the experts frees you up to spend more time enjoying your yard—and your pool!

Your yard will look immaculate. A landscape company specializes in making your yard look the best it can be. Hiring a professional will have your neighbors envious of your lush lawn, foliage, and patio.

It is convenient. Even though you may want to take care of your yard yourself, don’t forget there are many steps to this process—including shopping for supplies, buying/maintaining the equipment, monitoring the weather, and scheduling the time to spruce up the yard. You will also have to spend some time planning the landscape. Depending on your work schedule, you may have limited time to carry out all these tasks. Hiring a landscape company is super convenient, and can take the worry away.

They can solve problems. Perhaps you have a tricky lawn issue that you are unsure how to solve. Rather than waste time and money trying to fix the problem, hire a landscape company so that you will have specially trained people troubleshooting for you.

Your family will be safer. Certain lawn care products can be hazardous if not handled correctly. Landscape company employees are trained in how to handle, and apply, materials at both state and federal mandated levels. Plus, they will not use anything harmful to people, pets, or animals at your request.


It can be costly. Hiring a landscape company to freshen up your backyard can be costly, especially at the onset. You will need to pay the company upfront to come to your house, and each time they return.

You may make the wrong choice. Even if you have researched the lawn care professional or chosen a company that a family member or friend has recommended, there’s always the chance that the company will not do an effective job. They may not follow your instructions, or may not focus on improving your soil’s health, as an example. They may also have too many clients, and not spend enough time in your yard.

They may not be as invested as you are. A landscape company may not treat your yard with the saving loving care that you will. If you want to hire a landscape company, choose them carefully.

No matter what you decide, make sure that the proper time and attention are paid to making your backyard springtime-fresh, so your swimming pool has the chance to shine in the glory that is your backyard!