Garden Landscapers, Garden Makeovers Or Creations?
Garden Landscapers love good old fashioned garden makeovers or so they like to make you believe. Garden landscapers in essence are those hardy breed of men that are often seen in more cosmopolitan areas hanging off of scaffolding structures making suggestive remarks to ladies passing in the streets below. However, as one rather famous singer pointed out, the times they are a changing.
Garden landscapers these days have to be more than just garden builders and planters. Generally, people are demanding more and more from their garden landscapers. Requests such as installing a garden pond, a water feature or water fountain are fast outstripping the more conventional garden makeovers.
Garden landscapers are now far more likely to be garden technicians, requiring skills and knowledge of water gardening products, pump flow rates, water lighting requirements, water fountain jumping jets, effects of head of water, stream flow effects and much more. Top class garden landscapers now have to be equipped with garden designers, builders, labourers, water garden technicians, horticulturalists, electricians, fencing contractors along with all the necessary garden machinery and garden supplies to turn your dreams into reality.
There is much more than meets the eye to garden landscapers of quality gardens. Landscape gardeners are often found to be spiritual people, often with a drive and desire to improve the environment. Providing a garden rich in nature is often their goal although they also keep in mind the future well being and enjoyment of their human employers.
Garden landscapers often have to provide areas for seating, eating, playing and interacting with nature often within the limited space of the garden boundaries. Patios do not get laid on their own, jungle gyms for the children do not magically appear in the night, garden ponds do not dig themselves and as for garden maintenance, I shall say no more. This is where the garden landscaper excels, in those times where the hard gardening begins.
Being able to work with natures resources of earth, water, light, wood, rock & stone is what make garden landscapers of quality a commodity unto themselves. Creating shapes, textures and sounds of pleasure within the garden is what sets this breed apart. Given the opportunity to create, garden landscapers will often produce garden makeovers of awe. Turning what was once no more than a backyard into a space of tranquility, inspiration, meditation and admiration is without doubt a skill to be respected.
Garden landscaping is an art, a devotion to duty and care beyond sticking a few plants in the ground. Garden landscapers work hard, play hard and smile a lot. They have a joy of heart in the back breaking work they carry out second to none. Working with nature, moulding, sculpting the earth to the requirements of their hosts must come with pressures, but it seems that hardened garden landscapers see this as nothing more than the necessary pursuit of perfection to the senses.
Landscape gardeners need nothing more than a place to stay, food to eat and cups of tea or coffee to assist them in their garden makeovers. It is said that in the colder days, hot chocolate is deemed to be their fuel of choice in performing their daily grind. So, the next time you invite garden landscapers to your door, please be aware, they are very, very special !
David ‘Goldie’ Edwards is managing director of a team of Garden Landscapers in the UK [http://www.gaps-limited.com]
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