When Landscaping What Do Landscapers Do In Your Garden?
This article looks at answering “What do landscapers do?”, the benefits of landscaping your garden, whether it be your front garden or backyard and the importance of low maintenance landscape design principals.
To get all the answers, I approached one of Adelaide’s most experienced and respected landscaping companies Visual Landscape Gardening and spoke to Managing Director Alby Rogers.
When asked the question What do landscapers do? Alby answered:
The simple answer is landscapers change the landscape of the land they work on.
Alby then went on to explain in more detail:
Typically, there are a number of aspects to a landscaping project. Clients with sloping gardens may wish to create a more usable space by creating level areas. This would involve changing the levels of the garden by excavating or adding soil, or both and installing retaining walls.
It’s important when landscaping to know what the consequences will be, especially with regards to water run-off, and why it is so important for home owners to use licensed landscapers.
Understanding what landscapers do was not going to be a 5 minute discussion, so I asked to spend a day with Alby as he visited a number of landscaping projects his team were currently working on, and fortunately he was happy to have me come along.
The following list details what landscaping work licensed landscapers may be able to do for you and will help answer the question “What do landscapers do”.
Landscaping involves the movement of earth, whether adding, removing or redistributing, landscapers are landscaping when they change the ground by moving earth, effectively changing the existing landscape.
Fencing is an integral part of all gardens, whether installed on the side or rear boundary of neighbouring properties, used as a barrier to the house as in the case of a front fence, or used to restrict access to areas within the property as in the case of enclosing swimming pools, just about everyone will require fencing erected.
You can read about the fence types available to choose from at Visual Landscape Gardening’s website.
Making sure plants in your garden are adequately watered is important.
Sub surface drip irrigation using Netafim™ can be set up on timers to make sure every drop of water is used effectively to maintain your plants health without waste.
There are a number of instant lawn types to choose from if you are looking at natural turf and don’t mind putting in the time and work involved in keeping your lawn in good condition.
For low maintenance gardens, artificial grass is the answer. There are many types of synthetic grasses that look and feel like many natural turfs with the benefit of no mowing, weeding or watering required to keep them looking great all year round.
Perhaps the most common aspect included when landscaping a garden is laying pavers.
Paving is as much about preparation as choosing the best pavers for the traffic they will be subjected to.
When landscaping a sloping block, there will often be the need to have retaining walls built to retain the earth. Most existing gardens that slope are levelled to create a more usable space. Care should be taken to make sure water run-off is considered when changing the landscape and why using licensed landscapers is so important.
Just about every Australian garden has a tool or garden shed. These days there are many Colorbond© colours and sizes available to choose from that will match your gardens theme.
Outdoor living areas are very much a part of everyday life in Australia.
Verandahs made using Colorbond© steel will last a lifetime, providing a shady, dry space to eat, entertain and play when it’s hot or raining.
The tranquil sound of water can be introduced in many decorative forms using water features. Whether a waterfall, pond or fountain, landscapers can help you create the right environment and mood by installing a water feature in your garden.
Note: Always check the license details of the landscapers you get quotes from to make sure they are licensed to do the work you want them to do. It’s also a good idea to see the portfolio of work they have done for past clients.
There is often a good reason why a particular quote will be much cheaper than others. Landscapers taking short cuts with preparation can make for a cheaper price, but invariably the work can mean problems later.
So in summary, the answer to “What do landscapers do” is licensed landscapers can perform a great deal of work improving the functionality and aesthetics of your garden, leading to a better lifestyle!