“Is College Park Md landscaping an art or a science?” We get this question from the clients we work with, and from people who want to have landscaping work done and are just exploring their options often enough that we thought we’d turn it into the topic for this article, in case you’ve been wondering the same thing.
The question stems from the fact that artistry clearly plays a pivotal role in any landscaping project you might undertake. After all, why spend your hard earned money paying for landscaping that looks terrible? Nobody would do that, so obviously, the artistic side of the equation matters a great deal, and if you’re just interested in doing some small projects around your yard you can tackle yourself, like adding a flowerbed or a simple stone path, science doesn’t really have a role to play.
Larger and more involved projects, however, are a different matter entirely. Big landscaping problems are almost always chasing two goals: They seek to solve a real, practical problem, and they should enhance the beauty and value of your property at the same time. Here are a few examples of the kinds of problems more substantial landscaping projects solve:
- Increasing the amount of usable land on your property – If your property has lots of ‘goat slopes’ on it, then you may not have a lot of land you can actually use and enjoy. Terracing those slopes will give you more functional space to use for planting or entertaining.
- Solving for drainage issues – Few things are more damaging to your home than water, and if you have water pooling on your property after a hard rain, especially if it’s pooling quite close to your house, getting that problem fixed should be a huge priority.
- Minimizing the impact of erosion – This is often, but not always tied to drainage issues. If there’s a serious drainage issue, you’ll likely need a retaining wall to help matters, but if you just want to minimize the impact of soil erosion, mostly that comes down to finding and planting the right kind of ground cover and doing so in a way that won’t allow the root systems of those plants to interfere with the pipes that bring water into your home or interfere with the proper functioning of your septic system, if you have one.
Solving for those kinds of problems requires a strong focus on science and engineering. Given that, the answer to the question “Is College Park Md landscaping an art or a science?” really only has one viable answer. It’s both. It has to be.
We are the premier landscaping company in the region and there’s no landscaping project too big for our experienced team. When you’re ready to start transforming your property, give us a call.