Landscape design is the art of organizing and enriching outdoor spaces with plants and structures for aesthetic and/or practical purposes.
Gardening involves growing and caring for plants either in pots or in the ground, while landscaping is a more professional way of gardening in its design and construction of ponds, sculpture, or topiaries. Landscape design is more concerned with aesthetics, while gardening usually involves only the plants in a space.
Landscape designers and gardeners can sketch a design for a garden and determine a plant list, but only the gardeners will plant, weed, cultivate, replace, and harvest the plants.2 H & R Gardening and Landscaping is a trusted and reputable lawn firm that works with residential, commercial, and apartment complex owners to design, build, and maintain drought tolerant and traditional landscapes.
1. ASSESS YOUR SITE AND YOUR GARDEN DESIGN
2. DECIDE WHETHER TO DIY OR HIRE A GARDEN LANDSCAPER
3. CLEAR THE SITE
4. LEVEL THE GROUND
5. SELECT HARD LANDSCAPING MATERIALS THAT WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME
6. PLAN FOR WET GROUND AND CONTROL DAMP
7. PLAN YOUR PLANTING
8. CONSIDER XERISCAPING AND YOUR CLIMATE
9. DEFINE DIFFERENT AREAS IN YOUR YARD
10. CONSIDER PRIVACY
11. DRESS YOUR LANDSCAPE
12. NEATEN UP BORDERS
Gardening is the largest and most active part of landscaping. Many DIYers hire landscapers for highly skilled or heavy work such as landscape design services, installing lighting and irrigation, constructing paved walkways and patios, or planting large specimens. Other busy individuals contract landscapers or gardeners for weekly lawn maintenance, or less frequently for occasional specialty jobs.
Before you hire a lawn care pro, be sure to consider your full range of needs and expectations so that you can find the right contractor. For routine plant and lawn maintenance, a gardener might be the best fit, but for big jobs or broad ranging tasks, a landscaper could be a better fit.