Whether you have a small garden that needs some work, or a larger piece of land that you want to transform, a landscaping contractor will be able to assist you. By flattening out a piece of land, planting grass, trees, or plants, and removing weeds, landscapers can improve your natural environment.
1. Designing a landscaping project
Before a landscaper starts work, they will design a project based on your requirements. A good landscaper will want to know what you want to do with the area they are working on, what features you would like, and how you want the garden or piece of land to feel.
Even if you’re a keen gardener, consulting with a landscaper on designing what you want is important as it will help avoid making mistakes and spending too much money. Additionally, landscaping contractors have the experience of working on many projects and will know what is achievable with your land and the budget you have.
They can give you a quote based on the proposed project, allowing you to decide whether you want to cary out some of the work yourself to keep costs down, or hire the landscaper to complete the project by themselves.
Landscapers take into account the type of land, local climate, quality of soil, and other important factors when designing a garden. Even if you have left your garden to be taken over by weeds for many years, a professional landscaper will e able to help you rescue it from the wild.
A landscaping contractor could propose flattening out a new area to create a garden, adding soil to an existing piece of land, or reseeding your garden to improve grass growth. To shelter your garden and make it a place where you can relax, they could also suggest planting a row of bushes or trees to protect you from the elements or give you some privacy.
3. Other garden features
Landscaping your garden could also include adding gravel or rocks in some areas to create interesting features, such as a small pond or water fountain. Alternatively, you might like to have an area where wooden decking can be installed for an outdoor dining space.
Landscapers can also install extra features to give your garden a special touch, like a swimming pool or outdoor lighting.
4. Lawn mowers
If your garden needs some tidying up, a landscaper will use a lawn mower to cut the grass and get rid of unwanted weeds. A neatly cut garden creates the perfect setting to add the plants and flowers you want to grow.
Wen it comes to working with a larger piece of land, a landscaping contractor may use a bulldozer to shift soil or flatten out uneven ground. Perhaps you’re looking to take advantage of unused land you own to grow your own vegetables, or build a shed for storage.
Landscaping can also involve trimming trees to remove dead branches, or getting rid of damaged fences. For these kinds of tasks, a landscaper could use a chainsaw or hand-held saw, depending on the size of the project. For example, a dead tree might need to be chopped up into manageable pieces before it can be removed from your yard.
7. Plants and trees
Effective landscaping requires an in-depth knowledge of the local climate and other environmental factors. This enables a landscaper to make an informed choice about the kinds of plants, bushes, or trees that will grow best in your garden, and which ones to avoid.
Armed with this knowledge, a landscaper can also take steps to reduce the risk of damage to plants by frost or heat when planting them, including by paying attention to the frost line.