One of the many fun parts about what we do is talking to the clients we serve. When we do that—and we do it a lot—we get tons of great questions like the one used in the subject heading above. In fact, we get this one often enough that we thought it would be a good article topic in the even that you’ve been thinking some variant of the same thing but weren’t sure who to ask.
It’s easy to see where the question comes from. People simply aren’t going to pay for landscaping work that doesn’t beautify their property so of course artistry plays a major role in the equation. The question is – is it the only thing that plays a role?
A complete answer requires a bit of explanation. First, sure, if you’re doing a small project – the kind you can handle by yourself on the weekend without calling in the pros, then there’s probably not much, if any science involved. You don’t need to do complex equations to plant a flower bed around your porch. Other than some basic math, you don’t need to do anything special to place a few paving stones to create a short walkway from your driveway to your front door.
Having said that, if you plan on doing any major landscaping, science and engineering almost have to have a significant role.
Major landscaping projects tend to simultaneously solve a problem you’re having and look awesome while they’re doing it. Some of the problems you might solve via landscaping are things like:
- Drainage issues
- Erosion problems
- And terracing to give you more usable space in your yard
These are serious issues. If left unchecked, standing water can cause major damage to your house and any outbuildings you have. Rapid erosion can lead to drainage problems and even if it doesn’t, can completely alter the topography of your property much more quickly than you think. Terracing is critical if your property has a lot of steep slopes, which limits the amount of usable land you have to work with. If you want more, rather than buying additional acreage, you can simply terrace those slopes.
You can’t solve for problems like that without science and engineering so ultimately the answer to the question “Is Calverton Md landscaping an art or a science?” is that it’s both.
The good news is that we can help with that. Whatever your landscaping ambitions are, we’ve got you covered, so when you’re ready to stop dreaming about the landscaping you’d like to do and start transforming your property, give our office a call. We’re looking forward to working with you!