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Landscaping: Some of Your Questions Answered

As an established Leitirm landscaping company, we have helped hundreds of clients get the garden they have always dreamed of. Our suite of services covers all aspects of landscaping, including hedge cutting, power washing, garden clearance and, of course, garden maintenance. However, the term landscaping is sometimes misunderstood. To help clients or just the curious better understand the term landscaping, we have compiled some of the most common questions we get below.

What is landscaping?

Landscaping is modifying or designing a piece of land to improve its aesthetic appearance or functionality. It involves manipulating living elements, such as plants, trees, and grass, and non-living elements, such as rocks, stones, water features, and other hardscape materials.

Landscaping can be done for various purposes, such as enhancing the curb appeal of a property, creating a functional outdoor living space, conserving water, or providing a habitat for wildlife. It can range from simple lawn maintenance to complex projects involving earthwork, irrigation systems, and outdoor lighting.

Professional landscapers may work on residential or commercial properties and specialise in garden design, landscape architecture, or hardscaping.

How much does landscaping cost in Ireland?

The landscaping cost in Ireland can vary widely depending on the project size, the scope of work, the materials used, and the property's location.

For smaller residential landscaping projects such as lawn care and garden maintenance, the cost can range from €30 to €50 per hour for a professional landscaper. However, larger landscaping projects such as garden design or hardscaping can cost anywhere from €5,000 to €20,000 or more, depending on the project's complexity.

We can provide our clients with a detailed estimate that considers your specific needs.

What is hard landscaping?

Hard landscaping refers to using non-living materials to enhance outdoor spaces' aesthetic or functional appeal. These materials include rocks, stones, bricks, pavers, concrete, wood, and other construction materials.

Hard landscaping is typically used to create functional outdoor spaces such as patios, pathways, retaining walls, or driveways. It can also be used to add design elements such as water features, sculptures, or outdoor lighting.

Hard landscaping differs from soft landscaping, which involves using living materials such as plants, trees, and grass to improve the appearance of outdoor spaces. Together, hard and soft landscaping can be used to create a complete and cohesive outdoor environment that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

What is soft landscaping?

Soft landscaping refers to using living elements such as plants, flowers, trees, shrubs, and grass to improve the aesthetic appeal of outdoor spaces.

Soft landscaping is often used to create natural-looking environments that are visually appealing while also providing a range of functional benefits such as shade, privacy, or noise reduction. Soft landscaping can also be used to create natural habitats for birds, insects, and other wildlife.

Soft landscaping is typically designed to complement and enhance the existing features of a property and may include elements such as garden beds, borders, and hedges. Soft landscaping can be used to create various outdoor spaces, from small garden areas to large parks and public spaces.

In combination with hard landscaping, such as patios or retaining walls, soft landscaping can create a complete and harmonious outdoor environment that is both functional and visually pleasing.

Do you have more questions on landscaping? Or do you need a Leitrim landscaper? Then please, get in contact with our team of experts today.

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