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An Introduction to Landscaping
At Smart Fencing Landscaping Services, we make sure that all our clients understand what we do and how we do it, so this article is a basic introduction to landscaping. It’s a profession that involves working with the environment around you to get a desired look. It’s often based mostly on gardening, but it can also involve additional features like walls and any other installations that can change the general look of the surroundings.
People landscape for various reasons; mostly, it’s done for aesthetic reasons and to change outdoor spaces into recreational areas.
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Landscaping has been practiced for thousands of years
There are very elaborate landscaping designs of ancient gardens that can be seen even today. Most ancient cultures manipulated their external surroundings somehow so that they could be more pleasing to the eye. Areas around temples, palaces, public squares and even private homes were all landscaped. In Rome for example, most households would landscape an enclosed area close to the house for the family members. Mayan walkways were lined walkways to their temples with beautiful paintings and plants. In some cultures, landscaping was functional. Native Indian tribes for example used landscaping plans for cultivation.
Landscaping In the Modern World
Today, landscaping is mostly done around properties. You’ll find a lot of residential landscaping, landscaping around office buildings, in recreational parks, museums and other similar public places.
In a typical outdoor landscaping project, a landscaper will start by sketching out the area that needs to be landscaped. They capture the surroundings – other buildings, trees, roads, pathways as well as look at the quality of soil, already existing plants and flowers and other installations that may already exist. Using this sketch, the landscaper can then come up with a suitable design. A smaller project, like patio landscaping, will require less design time than if they were landscaping around an office property for example.
They will then proceed to lay out pathways, using landscaping plants (if they wish) to define the paths. They can then shift their attention to the rest of the area, creating the desired effect around pools, trees, gazebos, walls and any other features that are in the area. They will install and remove features as they see fit.
Choosing a Professional Landscape Contractor
As with choosing any service provider to carry out work on you home or business property its essential to have trust in their ability and faith in their reputation. Here at Smart Fencing our reputation can be checked easily by visitng our landscaping profile on Checkatrade.com where we have ove 50 customer testimonials.
For more information about our landscaping services or to arrange your free no obligation survey and quotation simply e-mail or call us on: 01273 446544 and we will be pleased to help.
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