When you need a professional to help you get your yard in order, it's good to know who you should call. What is the difference between a landscaper and a gardener? A gardener is someone who practices gardening, either professionally or as a hobby. They are responsible for planting, fertilizing, weeding, cultivating, and harvesting in season. A landscaper can design and plant a garden of any size but may need assistance from a gardener for the more labor-intensive tasks.
Gardening is considered a relaxing activity for many people. The scale of gardening ranges from fruit orchards to long boulevard plantations with one or more different types of shrubs, trees, and herbaceous plants, to residential patios that include lawn and foundation plantations, and plants in large or small containers that grow inside or outside. Garden design is considered an art in most cultures, unlike gardening which generally means garden maintenance.
Garden pests are always plants, fungi, or animals (often insects) that participate in activities that the gardener considers undesirable. Aphids, mites, slugs, snails, ants, birds, and even cats are commonly considered garden pests. Orchard is considered the most common type of orchard; the average size of an orchard in the United States is 600 feet. Tropaeolum speciosum can be considered a desirable and ornamental garden plant or it can be considered a pest if you plant and start growing where it is not desired.
Before hiring a lawn care professional, be sure to consider your full range of needs and expectations so that you can find the right contractor.