Find and enlist the skills and knowledge of some professional landscapers.
Professional landscapers can aid you in creating the perfect outdoor atmosphere in your garden.
If you are not sure where to begin it may aid you to acquire a better understanding of the different types of so-called landscapers. Landscapers and landscaping are actual quite general terms, each of which have several subsets and finer distinctions. When looking for a ‘landscaper’ per se, are you looking for a landscape manager, landscape planner or landscape designer?
Landscape designers are typically employed with landscape service and construction companies. Landscape designers and garden designers each design many types of plantings with flowers as well as green spaces. A landscape professional to work on your home project may very well be a hard landscaper or garden designer who designs and does the physical work.
Landscape managers are typically the landscape professionals that have the most knowledge about various plants and plant care, as well as longer term development of the land. Landscape managers work in such areas as estate management, forestry, horticulture, agriculture and nature conservation. These guys have to study for years and their examinations are very stiff and frequent.
If you have a very large home and area to plan for then the landscape professional you end up working with may fit in the category of landscape manager. He would show you various projects that he completed in the past and you always want to get written evidence of his qualifications. If he is genuine, he should be proud to show you them.
Landscape planners concern themselves with landscape planning toward the scenic, location and ecological portions or rural, urban and coastal land use. Their work is largely embodied within policy and strategy surrounding new landscape developments, evaluations and assessments as well as preparation of countryside management programs and plans.
This type of landscape professional is not likely to take on a project such as landscaping for a private individual. Generally speaking, you’ll be able to tell which landscaping companies are appropriate for your project when you look at the various landscapers available in your local yellow pages or by contacting their association.
For the most part the various ads will present themselves as providing commercial or residential landscaping services, or both. Just make a few calls to get a variety of opinions about your project and go from there. It won’t take long to determine who you will be most comfortable working with and who seems to understand your vision the best. It doesn’t do any harm if you know a little about what you want so you should consider getting a book or two on the subject. Try here.
Landscapers and design companies are now one of the fastest growing industries in the western world.
At the time of writing I understand that even the Russians are getting in on the act.
Landscape design companies have become experts in building complete gardens involving ponds, waterfalls, fence overhangs, and concrete, and developed expertise in tree moving as well as selling nursery products retail.
Landscape companies really vary in the types of services that they offer but all offer innovative designs that are as individual as the customer who seeks it. They create distinctive landscape environments that are unique, attractive and functional. These landscape companies enhance the aesthetics, value and ecology of each site they design. They pride themselves in creating memorable outdoor environments to enjoy day in and day out.
Studio designers and landscape architects are committed to finding environmentally sound solutions. They like to combine a respect for sustainability, responsible land use and resource management to deliver long term benefits. This is a practice that more landscape companies should practice.
They believe that landscape architecture is as much a creative process as a scientific and technical one. They have an array of interdisciplinary services that reflect this thinking and result in user-focused, high quality design solutions. A big part of the profit for landscape companies comes from landscape maintenance. Maintenance contracts as after sales allows for the design and construction of those designs to be relatively inexpensive. This includes water management and also seasonal colour and tree care.
Landscape companies can handle every aspect of landscape management. They draw upon experience to serve a wide range of customers. Their customers include resorts, retail centers and corporate campuses. This is where landscape companies that can pretty much serve everyone. There are a lot of homeowner’s associations, public spaces and private homes that use Landscape companies. Their stated goal is to ensure that the value of a client’s landscape investment appreciates through proper care and sustainable enhancements.
When Landscape companies are hired to maintain a landscape, they develop a unique program for each individual property. They take into account local and seasonal factors in the context of the client’s needs and budget. Local landscape companies frequently tap into freelance horticulturists, agronomists and arborists. They use these people as the valuable resources that they are.
In the eyes of a designer, size doesn’t matter. More often than not, small gardens create more difficulty for the designer both in the design aspect as well as the budget. As you can no doubt imagine landscapers and design companies need to use their creative skills to ensure that the client has a garden that is to scale and maintainable. Obviously, a wide bridge crossing a tiny man made stream would not be the order f the day.
It’s not as difficult as you might think!
Garden landscape architecture sounds quite fearsome but it is a very broad classification of landscaping that includes such subsets as landscape design, garden design and many other subcategories of landscaping.
Estate or garden landscape architecture is, by definition, the art, design, planning, preservation, management and rehabilitation of land as well as the design of human built constructs. If you can get some time to try landscape architecture, do so, it can be great fun.
Landscape designers are typically employed with landscape service and construction companies. Garden designers and landscape designers both design many types of plantings with flowers as well as green spaces. You’ve seen it in your town no doubt. The usual council type planting of the roundabouts and town centres. What about all those beautiful hanging baskets? The problem now however is that the health and safety are getting involved and dictating where they can be put which has nothing to do with the aesthetic aspects.
A large number of landscape engineers work in public offices in local and central government, with many others working with landscape architecture firms. These are the guys that take on the estate type of work such as the bridge shown here.
Landscape scientists are also involved somewhere in landscape architecture and have special skills in areas of study related to landscape architecture, such as soil science, botany or geomorphology. The projects of landscape scientists range from ecological assessment of large areas of land for management and landscape planning purposes to simpler site surveys.
Landscape scientists sometimes report on various impacts that development of land may have, or the importance of a certain botanical species of a particular area.
Landscape managers are typically the landscape professionals that have the largest knowledge bases about various plants and plant care, as well as longer term development of the land. Landscape managers work in such areas as estate management, forestry, horticulture, agriculture and nature conservation.
Landscape architecture planners concern themselves with landscape planning toward the scenic, location and ecological portions or rural, urban and coastal land use. Their work is largely embodied within policy and strategy, written statements about master plans for new landscape developments, evaluations and assessments as well as preparation of countryside management programs and plans.