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Landscaping and What it Entails

landscapingLandscaping is a combination of science and art that creates an outdoor space that serves a specific purpose. It can be a beautiful garden for relaxation, a themed outdoor space that is used for entertaining, and so on.

Landscaping involves the use of flora and fauna, natural features such as sand dunes, elevation, and water bodies, manmade structures such as terraces, fences, artificial lighting, and pools, and certain abstract and changing elements such as the weather and lighting.

Use Existing Features

Landscaping can be used to beautify a garden or the area around a house or building. This also helps to set off the design of the building. Most people use existing features in the garden such as trees as well as the visible scenery such as a mountain range or distance hill as part of their landscaping design.


A landscaping designer will also take into account the climate of the place where the land is located and use flora and fauna can not only survive there but thrive. Landscape designs can be subtle and appear natural or be more structured and organized. Additionally, depending on the preference of the customers, the landscaping can be colorful and include a lot of texture or be soothing and relaxing.


Apart from the local climatic conditions a landscaping designer has to take into consideration the ease of maintenance of the garden, the cost of the project, and the safety of children and pets. Some landscaping features such as hidden pools and small hillocks can pose a danger to children. Similarly, the use of certain plants or birds as part of the landscaping can cause allergies in those who are susceptible.

While a beautifully landscaped garden can be a joy, the landscaping designer has to consider the practical elements also to ensure that the design can be enjoyed for years by many people.