Homeowners looking for landscapers for outdoor projects may actually be looking for the wrong kind of company. Certain features in a landscape project, such as permanent or semi-permanent installations, are actually the specialty of landscape construction companies like Harris Landscape Construction here in Reno. It may seem like a minor distinction, but it’s important. Here’s how to determine if your project needs a landscape construction company – and not just a landscaper.
What is Landscape Construction?
When someone thinks of landscaping services, the projects that come to mind can be divided into two general categories – hardscape and softscapes.
- Hardscape describes specific materials in a landscape, including fencing, stone, pavers, that make up elements like outdoor kitchens, fire pits and fireplaces, retaining walls, built-in barbecues, patios, and shade structures. Water features are also considered hardscape.
- Softscape refers to installations of plant and organic materials – shrubs, trees, grass, soil, etc.
A landscape construction company is comprised of contractors, or builders. They have the experience and the licenses to build and install the permanent or semi-permanent hardscape features outlined above. If you’re envisioning a beautiful new outdoor kitchen or patio space, or you’re finally ready to tackle your irrigation problems, a company like HLC will serve your needs well.
Here in Reno and Sparks, Harris Landscape Construction can manage your landscape construction project efficiently from start to finish. HLC is a licensed and insured company with five separate licenses specific to landscape construction. We also enjoy close working relationships with local landscape architects, meaning we serve as a one-stop shop for your landscaping project.
Planning a Project?
If you have a landscaping project in mind, but you’re not sure how to proceed, start by answering these questions.
- How does your outdoor space look now? Take a careful review, and look closely to identify issues like drainage problems and soil condition.
- How do you want to use your outdoor space? Do you want a space that allows for entertaining, as a playground, for curb appeal?
If you’re looking for assistance with routine lawn or garden maintenance, look for a general landscaper. For large-scale outdoor projects that will include hardscape elements, contact Harris Landscape Construction to schedule a consultation. Share your thoughts, ideas, expectations, and budgetary concerns with us, and we can design a space that suits your needs.