Landscapers play a crucial role in making a house a home. Landscapers are so much more than just groundskeepers- they are hired quite often by real estate companies to improve the look of homes that are on the market. This not only brightens up the property, but also raises the value.
A landscaper will design or redesign gardens in homes of all social levels. She will keep colors flowing and flowers blooming to bring harmony to a weary homeowner.
Although it is a service that is offered by some landscapers, it is not their usual responsibility to do maintenance and upkeep of the landscape they have designed. Often the homeowner will retain the services of the landscaper to assure continued beauty.
Four Seasons of Work
In the spring they are designers, planting bulbs and nurturing gardens. In the summer, the landscaper maintains the gardens and landscapes that they have created. In the months of autumn, the landscaper will clean up leaves and debris to get ready for the next planting season. The wintertime brings no rest for the Landscaper as they trade their rakes and hoe in for trucks and plows for the snow that will eventually fall.
Landscapers are essential in making our homes come alive with warmth and beauty. The talents that they possess are evident with the outcome of each project. Landscapers also use their talents at Christmas time by lending their creative design skills to decorate homes with festive light shows that shimmer with garlands and other festive decor.
Yet, they seldom get the recognition that they deserve for work often done in scorching heat or bitter cold. This all changed in Washington state where the Washington Association of Landscapers held a banquet to honor 175 of the landscapers in the communities of Washington. Awards were given to landscapers who excelled in their areas of expertise.
Landscapers also lend their skill for charities such as Habitat for Humanity – they design a landscapes for housing that has been remodeled for low-income families. Landscapers also lend there time to charities called Toys for Tots where they collect toys for children who otherwise go without Christmas.
The Consumer must beware of scams, as landscaper scams are among the growing numbers of scams in the country. A couple of tips for the consumer would be that if a person knocks on your door and offers you a deal on your landscaping it is probably a scam. Ask for a business card and ID and write the information on the card. Never give a deposit to someone claiming to be a landscaper unless you have made an appointment with the company. Don’t invite them into your home. They may be scouting for a burglary.