Factors to Consider while Landscaping and Lawn Maintenance
Landscaping is referred to as the act of modifying the visible features of a section of land, and it can also be called grounds keeping. Natural elements that include land forms, water bodies, elevations, ad terrain shapes and living elements such as fauna and flora which is also known as gardening. Gardening is the art and craft of planting plants with aim of creating an appealing appearance of the landscape. Also abstract elements like lightening conditions and the weather are part of the features. Keeping the landscape clean, attractive, healthy and safe mostly in parks, gardens, estates , institutional settings and yards is what is called landscape maintenance.
A groundskeeper with the right tools, physical exertion, knowledge, skills and supplies will be able to plant and harvest, to do lawn care; fertilizing and weeding periodically, gardening, path and driveway maintenance, snow removal, fencing, lighting, topiary, swimming pool care, irrigation, runoff drainage in purpose of protecting and improving the garden accessories, topsoil and plants. The groundskeepers may also have to deal with the local animals like birds, reptiles, rodents, insects, pets and domestic animals, and innovate ways of repelling or attracting what is desired. Gardens can also be designed to contain exotic animals like a koi pond. Groundskeepers are responsible of providing and maintaining the habitat for wild animals when it comes to larger areas.
Lawn maintenance is the maintenance of an area covered by plain grass or other plants like clover which is almost similar to landscaping. Lawn is made up a variety of different kinds of grasses which are looked after in order to maintain their color green and mowed from time to time to maintain a particular uniform level. Seasonal lawn establishment and care varies since it is affected with the climate zone and the type of lawn grown.
Seeding can be done early autumn, early summer and spring but before commencing aerate to allow the turf to be thicker and the roots to go deeper. There is another way that can almost provide instant lawn and it is referred to as turfing. In most temperate climates and in any season you will not have any problems going with the turfing method. For rough lawns people go for animal grazing or mowing the lawn regularly. When it is hot or in rainy seasons or regions that have hardiness zones, lawns need to be maintained twice a week.
You do studies and observations while doing a construction job because the landscape is different everywhere. The same is done when doing landscaping, if it is done for the first time for a successful outcome you will have understand the site first.