What Makes a Landscape Construction Company Different from a Landscaper?


As a landscape construction company serving Reno and Sparks, Harris Landscape Construction fields a lot of inquires for a variety of landscaping projects. But because not everyone understands the differences between a landscape construction company and a landscaping company, it’s a good guess that a lot of Reno and Sparks residents are giving their business to the wrong places. Here’s what makes a landscape construction company different from a landscaper, and which projects favor one over the other.

Landscape Construction Services

Generally speaking, the services of a landscape construction company can be sorted into hardscape and softscapes.

Hardscape materials include wood, stone, and metal. They’re used in projects such as patios, stonework for outdoor kitchens, barbecues, fireplaces, fire pits, retaining walls, water features, and shade structures.

Softscape materials involve plants and other organic materials. Softscape services can include landscape design and architecture, irrigation, and ornamental installations.

The best description of the services provided by a licensed landscape construction company are permanent to semi-permanent installations that add value to your home. Prices can vary significantly depending on the project you have planned.

Finding the Right Company

If you’re choosing between a landscape construction company and a landscape, keep a few things in mind.

  • Are there any existing issues to your outdoor space? Consider things like drainage, compromised fences, condition of the soil, etc.
  • Be clear about how you plan to use the space. Is it going to be primarily for entertaining, relaxing, as a play area, or for curb appeal?
  • Find inspiration for your project online, in magazines, and in books. Think about updates you’d like to make, and whether they can be categorized as hardscape features.

If your project does include hardscapes, a licensed landscape construction company will likely serve you well. Harris Landscape Construction here in Reno holds a number of licenses and has extensive experience in a variety of landscape construction projects. We offer free consultations, and we’d love to hear about your plans so that we can prepare recommendations and an estimate. Contact us today.


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