Landscape contractors wear many hats. It’s common knowledge that landscapers design landscapes by planting trees, flowers, lawns, and shrubs for commercial and residential landscapes. However, there’s a lot of details and steps that go into the landscape design process. Landscape contractors are hardscaping experts as well who install walkways, patios, and decks. This information may also be common knowledge, but today we’d like to walk you through an in-depth look at precisely what a landscaping contractor does.
The Landscape Design Process
First, landscape contractors provide advice for their clients on the type of landscape they need to meet their requirements. They talk about how the landscape will function, discuss the aesthetics that a client prefers, and then assesses the site. Then, a landscaping architect needs to take detailed measurements of the site and take into account some physical and environmental factors. These factors include if the site is on an incline and how much rain may hit a particular region or how adverse the winds are. The landscape design process also involves drawing a detailed design, especially for large-scale projects.
How Landscape Contractors Implement the Planning Process
The next step involves selecting the materials that will be best for the landscaping project. At this point, a landscaper can then give an estimate as to how much the project will cost. At this stage, they also begin planning the logistics of the project. They establish a work sequence as well as ordering the delivery of the materials so that they can meet their deadline. Some landscaping companies hire subcontractors, but we’re a full-service landscaping company.
Ironically, a large part of a landscaping architect’s job is construction. They carry out foundational work such as installing drainage systems as well as reshaping landscapes with retaining walls or creating water features. Landscapers are also known for building walkways, patios, decks, or any hardscaping features that will add structure, solidarity, and style to the outdoor living space.
How Landscape Contractors Implement the Planting Process
The one job that landscapers are known for is creating natural features by planting trees, shrubs, and architectural plants. The job entails laying out or reshaping lawns and recreating new planting areas. To create new planting areas, landscaping architects have to rework the soil and move existing plants. An expert landscaper is always going to suggest that the homeowner or business owner allows them to implement a maintenance plan so that the landscape stays in top shape.
Landscape Design Services from Carroll Landscaping
Carroll Landscaping has over 30 years of experience with landscape construction, porch construction, deck building, and hardscape installation. Our award-winning landscape designers are passionate about providing customers with top-notch service and landscape design. Our landscape designers have a creative design outlook and work as a team with our installation crews to make your vision a reality. We are committed to providing every customer with the highest quality workmanship, professional and knowledgeable service, and creativity in design in order to surpass our clients’ expectations in every aspect of the project.
We serve residents throughout the beautiful state of Maryland including Baltimore, Columbia, Ellicott City, Eldersburg, Clarksville, Sykesville, Manchester, Westminster, and Woodstock. For more information and to schedule a consultation with one of our expert designers, contact us online or give us a call at 410-922-2416.