This question comes up often enough when working with our clients that we wanted to turn the answer into an article in case you’ve been wondering the same thing. It’s not hard to understand where the question comes from. After all, nobody is interested in spending good money for an ugly bit of landscaping. Landscaping is supposed to be beautiful, which means that by definition, artistry plays an important role in the equation.
That is 100% true, but it’s not the full story. Sure, it holds true for small projects you can tackle yourself: A flowerbed that runs around the edge of your front porch. A simple flagstone walkway from your driveway to the front door. That kind of thing is all about the artistry.
Bigger landscaping projects though, tend to do two things at once: They solve an immediate pressing issue and they look great while doing that.
Some of the more common pressing issues good landscaping can solve are things like drainage problems, terracing, which gives you more usable space on your property, and connectivity, if you have a stream on your property and want to have a bridge built giving you easier access to the land on the other side.
In those cases, science and engineering have major roles to play that are every bit as important as aesthetics.
While it may not be obvious to the eye, there’s actually a lot of science behind the design of a retaining wall, for example. The topography of your land and the composition of your soil both play a major role. In addition to that, the design of the drainage system has more than a century’s worth of science and engineering packed into it.
All that to say, the only real answer to the question “Is New Carrollton Md landscaping an art or a science?” is to conclude that it’s both.
Whatever the scope and scale of your landscaping ambitions, we stand ready to help. Our landscape engineers have decades of experience and have designed and completed hundreds of projects of all shapes and sizes, all across the region.
We’re the top-rated landscaping company in the area for a reason, and since the day we first opened our doors, we’ve worked hard to exceed the expectations of each and every client we work with. We’d love the opportunity to exceed yours, so when you’re ready to stop dreaming and start turning your property into the showplace you always knew it could be, just give our office a call. We’ll be more than happy to sit down with you, working with you at every stop along the way to turn your landscaping dreams into a reality.