A gardener focuses on the well-being of their plants, while landscapers focus on, well, the landscape. This could include walls, patios, and paths. Landscapers sometimes describe gardeners as “gardeners” because a gardener focuses on plant health and well-being. Landscapers are often involved in outdoor construction works, such as entrances, patios, walls and similar work known as “landscaping”.
Both landscaping and gardening involve design, planning, and maintenance, but gardening generally involves only the plants in a space. The landscape is the general area encompassed by plants. In landscaping, entire plots can be excavated with heavy machinery and the terrain can be changed by importing not only plants, but different types of soil and plants that may not be native to the area. Landscape architects require a degree in landscape architecture and must pass a national exam to obtain a license.
Similarly, a gardener is likely to offer “gentle” landscaping, such as repairing fences, applying decorative gravel and mulch, creating floral borders, planting tips, and small garden projects. When gardeners would provide a service to keep their garden in good condition, a landscape gardener would provide a service to improve it and then move on to the next job. Although jobs may vary from landscape artist to landscape artist, they generally have established contacts for jobs that not everyone can do, such as laying bricks. They must also qualify for warranty insurance for builders and are often required to be members of professional bodies such as Landscaping Victoria.
Of course, there will always be some crossing and a landscaper can also offer some type of garden maintenance. These professionals work on a variety of types and scales of projects, from designing and implementing a residential courtyard to planning transportation facilities, resorts and waterfront developments, explains the American Society of Landscape Architects. Landscaping is usually done by paid designers or architects who focus not only on plants, but also on adding sculptures and water fountains taking into account the texture, color and flow of space to suit a specific purpose. A garden can definitely be part of a landscape, but the landscape in general is more than just the plants that are cultivated.
Gardening includes activities such as pest control, while landscaping is more concerned with aesthetics. While a landscaper can also offer some garden maintenance, a good gardener will know what to prune, when to prune, and how to prune. Gardeners, on the other hand, are better acquainted with plant life and horticulture, as opposed to landscape design and installation features. There are also jobs known as “gentle landscaping” that both gardeners and landscapers should be able to offer.