Turn your Garden into a Work of Art
Landscaping refers to any activity that visibly modifies the features of a piece of land. The modified features can include living elements of the land like its flora and fauna, or natural elements like elevation, terrain, etc.or even abstract factors like the lighting conditions and weather. So basically, growing plants with the ultimate goal of adding to the beauty of a landscape, can be termed as landscaping. Expertise in horticulture and a keen sense of artistic design is necessary for proper landscaping.
Landscaping in a Nutshell
- Understanding the piece of land
This is of the utmost importance when it comes to successful landscaping. Before you can do anything to the land, it is necessary to observe it and study it well, especially if landscaping is being done there, for the first time. Soil quality, terrain, native flora and fauna, etc. must all be taken into account before starting to change anything. The results will reveal if the land is even fit for landscaping.
- Planning and carrying out the process
The landscaping Contractor will first make a “Letter”. This is a Layout/ Design of how the land is going to look like with all of the changes. To start landscaping, the land has to be reshaped first(“Grading”). Presently landscaping has become a technological affair with heavy machinery being used extensively. Now, plants require different qualities like grass should ideally be grown during the fall, for maximising it’s growth and minimising weeds. The fertiliser is used quite a lot. Some landscapers even like mixing gravel and rocks, for adding interest to larger areas.
- Health and Safety
Landscaping means a lot of hands-on work. It often involves the usage of heavy machinery. So, landscaping, if not done carefully, can pose a wide array of health hazards. It is effortless to get multiple cuts and bruises while trying to landscape your garden. There can also be heat/cold-related issues and even muscle Injuries. It’s arguably impossible to not get injured even once during the process. So, it is better to keep a first-aid box handy and contact medical services immediately, if the injury is severe.
Giving your garden a new look can be a fascinating prospect. It is something that the whole family can join. It is engaging, and you can let your inner artist free. However, to successfully landscape, it is preferable to take the help of a professional. Always make sure to take necessary precautions and confirm that the land you are about to landscape, is fit for the activity.