What is the difference between landscaping and gardening?

One of the big questions, when you want to make a garden either in a community of neighbours or on a private farm, is usually when you are looking for a gardener, a gardening company or a landscaping company.

Are there differences between them? What suits me?

Functional differences

Landscape designers look at the projects as a whole and the layout of the entire land, planting and caring for lawns, gardens, shrubs and trees. Gardeners take care of the individual gardens on the land. Gardeners are usually the people who choose what to grow, plant and care for their gardens to obtain flowers, vegetables and herbs. They can also know how to propagate the plants.

The first thing we always recommend is that you look for a professional. That often (but not always) rules out the freelance gardener when looking for a landscaping business. A gardening company will be able to advise you and have the means that an individual gardener will not have, of course, in addition to a multidisciplinary team and the ability to react immediately which gives him the fact that he is professionally organized and structured to respond to any incident.

Educational differences

A gardener may not have a formal education, but he knows how to keep the plants alive and flourishing. Some gardeners can obtain degrees in horticulture. Landscape architects need to know how to use tools, such as pruning shears, lawnmowers, weed whackers (mowers) and chainsaws. They may need to know how to cut a tree safely and how to trim the topiary. They may also have to know the design schemes. Although a gardener may know subtle differences between plants, such as those in a herb garden, landscapers only know where the herb garden will be placed. Diplomas in horticulture and landscape architecture are offered at many commercial schools, colleges and universities.

The professional differences

Gardeners who have degrees in horticulture can grow plants in greenhouses, tend private gardens, become floral designers, writers, or researchers. Landscape architects may have careers on planning commissions, parks, environmental protection agencies, and regional historic restoration. They may also work in private practice maintaining industrial sites, farms, and other residential and commercial properties.

Note: “We are not encouraging anyone to pursue higher education to become a professional. Anyone can be whatever they want as long as they work hard and use their time efficiently”

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Gardeners trained in horticulture can grow plants in greenhouses, take care of private gardens, become flower designers, writers or researchers. Landscape architects may have careers on planning commissions, parks, environmental protection agencies and regional historic restoration. They can also work in private practice maintaining industrial sites, farms and other residential and commercial properties