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. Planting plants with the aim of creating an appealing appearance of a land scape is referred to as gardening. Also another feature is known as the abstract element which include of the weather and lightening conditions.Landscape maintenance is keeping the landscape clean, healthy, attractive and safe, mostly in parks, yards, institutional settings, gardens or estates.
A groundskeeper can be able to plan all year round to do gardening, planting and harvesting, path and driveway maintenance, snow removal, fertilizing and periodic weeding, lighting, runoff drainage, topiary, swimming pool care, irrigation and other jobs if equipped with the right tools, knowledge, skills, supplies and physical exertion to improve and protect the garden accessories, plants and the topsoil. 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. It is the responsibility of a groundskeeper to provide and maintain the habitat of wild animals when it comes to larger landscapes.
Lawn maintenance is also similar to landscaping maintenance, only that it is maintaining an area covered by soil and planted grasses or in some other cases durable plants like clover. 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.
The best time to start planting grass is usually early autumn and summer and also spring but before starting to plant first aerate so that you can allow the roots to go deeper and make the turf thicker. Some may go for another way called turfing which can provide an instant lawn. Turfing can be done in most climates that are temperate and in any season. A rough lawn can be maintained by regularly cutting the grass with a suitable machine or you can go for grazing by animals. Lawns are maintained twice a week if the region has hardiness zones, if it is in the rainy season or hot.
The landscape in different regions is very different so in order to do a construction job you need to do studies and observations. Same case applies to landscaping or lawn maintenance, if it’s being done for the first time understanding the site is very vital for a successful outcome.