Services offered by Landscaper
Before we get started, it’s important to consider the definitions of some key terms in landscaping. First and foremost, a landscape is a word that’s not only used to qualify a beautiful scenery, but also stands for great historical records of natural features created by human activities over time. Meanwhile, a landscape gardening is basically the art of setting out grounds or planting of ornamental plants so that a picturesque effect is created. In other words, it can be seen as the beautification or decoration of a portion of land to generate a naturalistic effect in a limited space. However, it should also be noted that landscape gardening meant to beautify places, but also important and very functional as our surroundings make a whole lot of contribution to the quality of our lives. So, who is a landscaper?
Well, we have two types of landscapers: the landscape architect whose job is to design a landscape and a landscape builder whose job is to do the physical requirements of creating a landscape. Both types are very interrelated such that landscape architects can also be landscape builders or have one or more of the other types in same team (as most landscaping building projects will be supervised by a landscape architect).
More often than not, a landscaper is usually confused with a gardener but these are two separate professions. As it’s the job of a gardener to come in and maintain the landscape garden once the landscape has successfully built the outdoor area. In other words, it’s part of a gardener’s services to prune plants, mow the lawns, do the weeding, fertilize your soil and much more. It’s not their job to construct a large retaining wall or a gazebo. And you can also be sure they won’t appear with a backhoe ready to sculpt your landscape. Overall, deciding who to choose between a gardener and a landscape depends on the type or scope of work that’s required.