When someone says the word landscaping, the first thing that comes to mind is large well groomed lawns. This is probably because the lawn occupies the largest part of almost every garden. Landscaping however is much more that a pretty lawn.
The flowering plants that you choose to plant in your garden gives it the color it needs. In fact, choosing the right kind of plant is not the only challenge that you will face. Ensuring that the colors of the flowers are synced and envisioning how the garden will look when the flower are in bloom is possibly the most difficult part of getting your garden ready.
Flowering plants aren’t the only important part of your garden. True, they add the splash of color that a garden needs to come alive but hedges, trees and ornamental plants are a vital part of your garden too. While hedges and trees don’t usually provide color, they help to add dimension and personality to your garden.
Every individual’s taste is different and developing a comprehensive plan can become quite difficult. Most of us do not really know the specifics of what we want. We usually have just a general idea of how we want our garden to look like. Our lack of experience in planning a garden hinders our creativity. That’s why employing a professional landscaper is the easiest and is possibly the best solution.
Professional landscapers take the stress of your hands and replace it will simple decisions. These decisions will revolve around the style that you want your garden to have. Since there are many styles that are available, a professional landscaper will help you identify the one which is best suited for your garden.
Once you select your style, there is still a lot that you have to do. Identifying the plants, shrubs and trees that are best suited for your climate is very important. This is because seasonal changes have different effects on different plants. If the weather is not suitable for the plant that you choose, you will find that the plant will not remain healthy.
Professional landscapers help you identify and discern which plants and trees are best suited for the climate that you live in. They even check the soil and test it to ensure that it has the optimal nutrients required for their growth.
INSTALLING PLANTS AND SHRUBS
Installing the plants is the next hurdle that most people face when designing their garden. The difficulty faced in installing the plants is directly proportional to the size of the garden. This means that the bigger the garden you have, the more difficult it will be to install all the plants that you need. Professional landscapers however make this job seem easy.
Installing the plants requires a lot of hard work. Not only do you need to test the soil, you need to ensure that it’s quality is maintained or improved. We all know that plants draw nutrients from the soil. As time progresses, the soil begins to get depleted. Before new plants and shrubs can be planted, the quality of the soil needs to be restored.
Professional landscapers ensure that the soil is treated and revitalized. The rejuvenated soil has the ability to ensure that the plants, shrubs and trees are all healthy.
The installation of trees is particularly difficult. You need to keep various points in mind before selecting a spot to plant a tree. Each different species of trees requires varying amounts of sunlight. That however is not the only thing that you need to remember. While trees may be only small saplings when you plant them, you need to remember that they grow to a considerable height. That’s why you need to keep a decent amount of area around them. If you plant trees too close to each other, they will compete for sunlight and will grow extremely tall. This doesn’t make them healthy. In fact, it makes them vulnerable!
Every tree has a certain specified distance that it needs around it. Professional landscapers help you understand just how close you can plant the trees together. They also prune the trees so that the trees maintain both shape and design.
Plants (both flowering and non flowering), shrubs and trees add a lot of pizzazz to your garden. They mold the shape of the garden and make it so much more than just a well groomed lawn. Professional landscapers help in making this vision a reality. By taking the stress of installation of our hands, they make landscaping an easy and enjoyable task for everyone!