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What is Landscaping?


15 June 2015

Over the years we have come to the realisation that there is still a lot of confusion out there when it comes to what a Landscaper is and what do they actually do? Hopefully the explanation below can bring some clarity to this topic.

What is Landscaping?

People have practiced landscaping for centuries. As far back as the ancient Mayans, humans were manipulating the land for both aesthetic and practical reasons. The addition of plants, changes to the existing terrain and the construction of structures are all part of landscaping. Today landscaping refers to the planning, laying out and construction of gardens that enhance the appearance and create useable space for outdoor activities around a home.

When it comes to landscaping, the options abound. Some people want a perfectly balanced combination of hardscape (patios) and softscape (plants). Some people want a sustainable landscape design that saves water and creates a natural habitat. While other people want to recreate a certain garden style they find appealing, such as modern or tropical. Still others want a space complete with an outdoor kitchen, fire pit and swimming pool where they can entertain friends and family.

The Landscaping Process:

Landscaping is a task that combines science and art. Armed with horticultural knowledge, as well as familiarity with the elements and principles of landscape design, Outdoor Secrets can help you transform your property. Our landscape architects will guide you through the landscaping process, which consists of a design and construction phase.

The biggest mistake DIYers make is rushing into the construction phase without a plan. Landscape plans turn ideas into visuals and ensure that scale and layout have been thought through prior to construction. At Outdoor Secrets we will create a plan for your yard that suits your needs and provides solutions to common landscaping problems, such as slopes, wind, sun or lack of space.

Bring your dream garden to life.

The best place to start is right here, so why not give us a call today.