The term “landscaping” refers to any activity which alters the physical attributes of an outdoor area of a physical property, such as: physical characteristics such as: size, shape, depth and vegetation. Landscaping services are the application of design principles and concepts to create a garden or yard that improve the physical appearance of a site and /or its surroundings. Landscaping may be implemented for residential or commercial properties. There is no definitive agreement as to what constitutes landscaping. Landscaping can be created to cater for functional objectives such as: practicality or esthetics, or both.
Landscaping can be applied to improve a structure or build; it can also be undertaken to enhance the value of a property, or to provide protection and safety from the elements. The primary aim of landscaping is to increase the attractiveness of the site and to create an overall pleasant experience for visitors and residents. It incorporates landscape architecture, landscape planning, horticultural management, site analysis, and irrigation services.
The first step in establishing a landscaping company is to obtain a landscape contractor license (usually for a minimum of two years). The second step is to prepare a proposal that details how the proposed project will fit with the existing landscape, drainage requirements, lighting, power supply, traffic and parking arrangements, among other things. An estimate of the costs and materials needed is then drawn up by the landscape contractor. This estimate is submitted to the local council for approval and permission to commence the work.
Many landscaping companies offer both exterior and interior landscaping services. Exterior landscaping services encompass the construction and installation of walkways, planting, flower beds, walls, fences and retaining walls. Many provide sunrooms, decks, patios, pools, spas, hot tubs, and other unique landscaping solutions. Interior landscaping services include mowing, trimming, mulching, planting, and landscaping walkways. Many landscape companies offer services that include electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, septic, and garbage disposal.
The final step in setting up a landscaping company involves obtaining insurance. This will protect the company against lawsuits that might arise due to negligence or damage caused by the service provider. Liability insurance typically covers property damage, bodily injury, and property destruction. If the landscaping company is unable to perform the required maintenance, this might need to be covered by the homeowner. Many homeowners find it helpful to obtain homeowners insurance, as it often covers their lawn care and other maintenance requirements.
A landscaping services provider can also provide services such as landscape painting, car detailing, and other related tasks. Painting refers to repainting your landscape to create an overall color scheme, and the car detailing process includes waxing, cleaning, and polishing. Many car detailing companies also offer body shop services, including upholstery and paint restoration. Lastly, many landscaping companies offer pest control, whether it’s applying organic pest control or using chemical pesticides. This is beneficial if you have a garden that attracts insects and pests, and you want to keep them away from your home, plants, and family.