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Idube Landscaping

Idube is the Zulu word for zebra and it is an environmental symbol, the black and white of the zebra is a uniquely African, a cross between the wild and...


Gordon Stuart Landscaping

Gordon Stuart Landscaping Co. provides their clients with classic landscape designs in a style to suit the client and their site. These are teamed up with state of the art...


Mother Earth Landscapes

Mother Earth Landscapes provides professional landscape design, implementation and maintenance services for virtually all site types in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.


African Naturescape Gardens and Water Features

Sandton GP
African Naturescape Gardens, Landscapers & Water Features know that landscaping and water features hold interest in today’s high-pressure world. As a professional landscaping company headed by me, Phil Francis I...


Urban Landscape Solutions

Multi award-winning Urban Landscape Solutions turns a client's dream into a stunning, sustainable reality. Under the guidance of Eric Cherry, a highly qualified horticulturist with over 35 years experience, the...


Vista Landscaping

At Vista Landscaping we work closely with our clients to translate their goals and wishes into a design that is creative




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What does a landscapers do?

A landscaper is a specialist in horticulture who uses this knowledge to create various types of landscape designs, usually from the bare basics, and is an invaluable fund of information on plant-related matters. He (or she) is responsible for the choice of plants, shrubs and trees and their placement in the overall design, and oversees the implementation of the finished design. A landscaper differs from a gardener or garden service in that he is a designer, rather than a garden maintenance worker.

Types of landscapers

Landscapers work for a variety of clients. In the commercial sector, they are responsible for the design of the open spaces around buildings and complexes such as office blocks, shopping centres, hospitals and housing estates, and the subsequent implementation of the design. In this respect, they will work closely with the architect to ensure that the overall design fits in with the architect’s vision and use of the space.

Individual clients may employ a landscaper when creating a new garden for a brand-new house, re-designing or renovating an existing garden, or seeking answers to more minor problems in a garden which does not involve a complete overhaul of the existing layout. General matters may include obtaining advice on the choice of trees or plants to create a themed garden, asking for advice on the growth habits of certain trees, shrubs and plants over a long period, or even planning the placement of ground lighting and planting to create an atmospheric garden by night.

A landscaper is an invaluable source of knowledge when it comes to problems such as identifying and exterminating insect pests, sorting out the light needs of certain plants which are not performing well in their present position and may need to be moved, planning and designing seating areas in a garden, choosing the right variety of trees to plant around a swimming pool, so that the trees do not block valuable light and warmth or constantly drop leaves into the pool. ‘Hard’ landscaping, such as pergolas, gazebos, privacy fences, arbours, paved paths or built-in garden furniture and seating are best chosen under the guidance of a landscaper so as to avoid costly mistakes and to ensure the proper flow of the garden. A professional, experienced landscaper will work closely with you at all times, and will design and agree a garden layout on paper for you to see prior to going ahead. He will ensure that the garden will grow and beautify with age and time.

Choosing the right landscaper

During annual garden shows, you may see the work of fledgling landscapers on display, and this is a very entertaining way of assisting you to make up your mind as to your needs. It is useful to actually visit gardens where the landscaper has worked previously, but if this is not possible, ask for photographs of his work and references from previous clients. Word of mouth from people you know is always an advisable recommendation, as this will give you assurances on design, timing, thoroughness and practicability. Alternatively, check their Uptasker reviews online.




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You might start out with a vague idea of what you want your garden to look like and be used for, but a landscaper will make this a reality, and ensure that your garden will be functional, age beautifully and be an asset for many years to come.
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Letitia Bruwer Landscapes

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Classic Grove Landscaping

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Msimang Landscape

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ArtKay Landscapers

We are your one stop location for all of your outdoor needs,for both residential and commercial properties.


TCG Landscaping

Shere GP
TCG Landscaping offers a variety of reliable, affordable, top quality services in Gauteng and its neighboring provinces. Your project will be completed in record time with our trademark workmanship and...


Fresh Landscaping

Fresh Landscaping was founded in 2004 by Brian Martens and Sean Platt who both bring tertiary qualifications in horticulture and business to the company and is now a well-established Kwa...


Natures Blueprint Garden Services Cape Town

Natures Blueprint Horticultural Services is a value added service company, offering imaginative Design Solutions, cost and time accurate Landscape Construction and on going Pro Active Maintenance. Offering a full Horticultural...


Green Lily Garden Design and Landscaping

Liezel Kruger takes you on a fantasy journey with her Flower Artistry. With moss, bark seeds, forest fibres, diligent work and a little magic, she weaves and creates breathtaking wreaths...


TNT Irrigation & Landscaping

La Lucia KZN
Our attention to detail and specialised design capacity ensures cost-effective installations tailor suited to your gardens needs. Access to the latest innovations in irrigation and landscaping technology ensures that the...


Enchanting Gardens

Kloof KZN
Enchanting Gardens was founded in 1992 by Phillip Skerritt who specialises in many aspects of garden design and construction and caters for the residential and commercial markets, namely private home...


Impangele Landscapes

At Impangele landscapes we are able to offer a turn key solution with our in house design,construction, and maintenance capabilities. we do garden installation and garden service, we place stuff...


Picket Lane

Picket Lane Landscaping is an award winning landscape design and installation company and is trusted by both private and commercial clients in and around Port Elizabeth. We focus on Listening...