What Are The Services That Landscaping Companies Offer?

Landscaping is a very broad category. It typically includes a host of related activities, such as mowing, trimming, mulching, and application of pesticides. Landscaping includes any activity that alters the visual aspects of a location of land, including additions such as roofs, decks, walkways, driveways, porches, patios, verandas, steps, pools, and the likes. Any activity adding to or enhancing the visual aspect of a location of the property is considered landscaping.

Lawn Care

There are many types of landscaping services. One type of service that many people engage in is lawn care. The majority of lawn care involves mowing lawns. Some landscapers also provide maintenance services for trees and shrubs. They may also prepare areas for planting, trimming, and fertilizing trees and shrubs.

Many homeowners mistakenly think that they can take care of their lawns on their own, but oftentimes this just isn’t possible. Lawn care services often include planting the grass, which ensures that the lawn doesn’t die out. If you live in an area where it snows during the winter months, landscaping services can help to keep the grass healthy. 

Some landscaping services include both lawn care and weed control. Lawn care generally refers to trimming dead grass and if needed; adding new grass. Weed control involves the prevention of the growth and spread of certain types of pests, especially black-fly and aphids. A related service, pest control, involves applying insecticides to prevent the introduction and development of certain insects that threaten the value of a property. Pest control generally involves the use of chemicals.

Irrigation Systems

Irrigation systems are another type of landscaping service. This type of system provides moisture and nutrients to plants through a system of water pumps and controllers. These systems can either be ground-based or water-injected into the ground through holes.

Landscape Design

Another service offered by landscaping services is designing the landscape for a customer. Sometimes, it’s necessary to know more about the area that needs to be landscaped before the company can figure out what type of plants should be used. 

Landscaping services usually involve painting and edging. The colours you choose for your landscape are very important. Many homeowners think that darker colours will “appear” more elegant and rich, while lighter colours will seem more “busy.” 

You must choose colours that complement each other, as well as the house. For example, if you have a lot of oak trees on your land or garden, you probably don’t want to use bright colours on your lawn. The best way to decide what colours to use is to consult with a landscaping contractor.

Landscape companies offer design services that range from simply choosing the proper plants for the area to fully redesigning the landscape. They will be able to design entire areas of the yard for you, including structures, walkways, lighting, and trees, among many other things. 
With all of these services available from Landscapers Sutherland Shire, there’s no reason to feel that you need to take care of your yard on your own.