What Are the Differences Between Gardening and Landscaping Professionals?       

If you have a garden, you may make use of gardening services. But perhaps it’s time to consider landscaping. Gardeners and landscapers offer two separate services. So, in an effort to clarify their roles, we at Windy Willows list the differences between these important jobs.

How to Distinguish Between These Jobs

While there is a clear distinction between what a gardener does and what a landscaper does, there can also be some overlap. However, these are still two separate professions carried out by two different professionals.

  • Landscapers:

garden landscapingA landscaper offers you landscaping services. In other words, their main focus is not on maintaining the plants, but on the landscape itself. Their job entails making sure the layout of your garden is not only aesthetically pleasing but also practical. If what you are looking for is someone who can assist you in altering the structure and layout of your garden, then you will need a landscaper. They are able to design your garden to accommodate additional walkways or a new patio. A qualified landscaper can also offer you advice on a range of topics, such as irrigation, plant placement and even great landscaping ideas. We offer free advice to our customers, after which you can book a two-hour consultation for a moderate fee. Landscapers can be more expensive than hiring a gardener. However, this can depend on many factors, including the level of the job, the landscaper’s experience, and whether you hire a team or an individual. Keep in mind that a landscaper offers a more specialised service, so the cost is well worth it in the end.

  • Gardeners:

A gardener’s job focuses on taking care of the plants in your garden. It is the person or team that you hire to do regular maintenance of your garden. They can offer a wide range of services, which include mowing your lawn, watering your plants, planting new flora, and general maintenance, such as weeding and pruning. An experienced gardener will also be able to advise you on which plants are best suited for your particular garden and how to maintain them (if they are not hired full-time). Gardening services are considered to be less costly than landscaping. However, this expense can depend on whether you choose to hire an individual or a team on a weekly or monthly basis and how much work they need to do. Unfortunately, a gardener can only offer maintenance services. So, they may not be able to aid you when it comes to large landscaping projects, like redesigning your garden layout or planning new garden beds. If you are looking for a gardener but don’t know where to start, we would suggest visiting this link, which will assist you in finding someone in your area.

In the end, the decision to hire a gardener or a landscaper depends entirely on your requirements. Both jobs are essential in creating and taking good care of your outdoor oasis.

Windy Willows offers more than 200 varieties of trees, shrubs, flowers, grasses, and groundcovers. Not only can you take your pick from our wide selection of indigenous and exotic plants, but you can find all the additives and products you may need to turn your ideal garden into a reality. We also provide irrigation products as well as expert installation. And if you are looking to change your garden’s layout, then contact us and get started with a consultation with one of our professional landscapers. You can rely on us to take care of all your gardening requirements and ensure that your paradise is always thriving. You can also visit us at our lovely nursery, located on Glover Road in Honeydew, Johannesburg.