What is involved in landscaping?

Adding plants, changing existing terrain, and building structures are all part of landscaping. Today, landscaping refers to the planning, design, and construction of gardens that enhance the appearance and create usable space for outdoor activities around a home. The land needs at least a little preparation before you can start installing the gardening elements. General preparation often includes removing existing lawns or landscaping, removing rocks or other debris, and leveling the ground.

The specific preparation steps depend on the current state of the yard and the type of landscaping you are doing. If you're just adding a small garden, preparation will involve removing the lawn and amending the soil. If you are building a cobblestone yard, preparation might involve removing the lawn and leveling the ground in preparation for the paver base. Landscapers Elevate the Appearance of Outdoor Spaces.

They do this by planting beautiful flowers, plants, and shrubs; tending lawns; and trimming hedges to make residential, commercial, and public spaces more aesthetically pleasing. The professional landscape industry is wide. There are many career specialists whose work obligations play an important role in the health, well-being and beauty of the landscapes we enjoy. For example, the work of an agronomist is most closely associated with what he does underground, with soils and soil science, whereas an arborist works above ground, specializing in planting and maintaining trees.

There are professionals who spend a good part of their days outdoors and those who like to spend time indoors, on the phone, on a computer or in a science laboratory. There are those who work in the field and those who supply essential products and equipment to create and maintain landscapes. Landscaping professionals include entry-level employees, executives and CEOs. The term “landscaping maintenance” may lead one to believe that it includes a number of different services, but it is a rather vague term.

Here at Hanson Landscape, our garden maintenance services include cutting, pruning, tree removal, edging, cultivation, fertilization and broadleaf application. While some of these terms are obvious landscaping terms that most people know, such as mowing lawns and removing trees, many people don't really know what the other services entail. Sarah comes to Olympic with several years of experience in the landscape industry as a landscape maintenance and service manager. His areas of expertise include law firm and organization.

Landscape Maintenance Assistant Chuck Comes to Olympic with 30 Years of Landscape and Irrigation Industry Experience. He brings with him his experience in installing and maintaining sprinkler systems, building gardens and maintaining gardens. Chuck's duties at Olympic include conducting initial site visits with potential customers, evaluating a project, estimating the project, and overseeing the installation as a foreman. He enjoys working outdoors, helping make a client's dream patio a reality, and improving his outdoor living space.

Landscape Maintenance Operations Manager Kyle Comes to Olympic with Over 15 Years of Service Management Experience. He has extensive knowledge of irrigation systems, masonry skills, and weed control in beds and lawns. Kyle's responsibilities are to oversee all landscape maintenance services for Olympic customers, including cutting, pruning, modeling, weed control, irrigation, repairs and bed transformation. Manages and schedules crews and ensures quality work and excellent customer service.

Autumn says she loves working at Olympic because of the people, the quality of the work, and the opportunity to participate in the entire design process. Soft landscapes generally refer to landscaping facilities and services that involve plants and other organic materials such as grass, annuals, perennials, shrubs, and more. A landscaper can also supply and install elements that involve water, such as fish ponds, swimming pools and pool gardens, and fountains, along with structures around them to disguise their functional components. Design is the first step in any landscaping project and involves gathering ideas and creating blueprints.

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