aA few days of consistent sun and our gaze inevitably lands on our backyard or front lawn After all, these outdoor spaces deserve our love and attention too. And although homeowners are the ones that make the decision to give them that attention, it’s a landscape contractor that can skillfully transform them. Landscape design and contracting is a profession that involves art, technology, skill, and creativity. It is a trade that might surprise you with how many subtle nuances and creativity it involves. Landscape contractors do what they do with the goal of implementing garden design and aesthetics, human enjoyment and safety, and ecosystem sustainability.
Who Is a Landscape Contractor?
Landscape contractors are the professionals in charge of planning, executing, and maintaining landscape architecture designs. Landscaping projects can be divided into two main types: softscaping (designing and planting bushes and plants) and hardscape projects (the planning and construction of larger features like fountains, concrete paths, or outdoor kitchens). A landscape contractor almost always deals with both, while a landscaper usually just takes on softscaping projects.
Just like in a general home construction project, which entails the presence of many tradespeople and that a general contractor wears many hats, the role of a landscape contractor covers many fields. A landscape contractor can also be a landscape architect and a landscape designer. The knowledge background needed on the job includes, but is not limited to, expertise in soil drainage, grading, hardscaping, planting, architecture, and design.