Cottonwood Heights, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2014 -- Steve-N-Son Landscape started in March 1994 with two creative people maintaining lawns and repairing sprinklers. Fifteen years later, we have added stunning landscapes all over the Wasatch Front— our motto: "Large enough to serve you, small enough to care." Landscaping is both science and art, and requires good observation and design skills. A good landscaper understands the elements of nature and construction and blends them accordingly. Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including: living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what’s commonly known to as gardening, the art and craft of growing plants.
Steve Reid - Owner
11308 South 675 West, South Jordan, UT
Steve-N-Son.com’s commitment to quality is most evident with their on-time professional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to fine details. They always finish what they start. They begin with inspired design ideas and a conscientious master planner. Let Steve-N-Son Landscapes turn your landscape dreams and outdoor living area wishes into a reality. Landscaping encompasses natural elements such as terrain shape and elevation, and bodies of water. Human elements such as structures, fences or other objects add to the landscaping art form.
Any construction requires careful study and observation. It’s not the same in different parts of the world. Landscaping varies according to different regions. Steve-N-Son understands these variations better than the pretenders. That’s why Steve-N-Son is considered a local natural expert. Understanding of the construction site is the main key for successful landscaping. Different natural features like topography, soil qualities, prevailing winds, depth of the frost line, and the system of native flora and fauna must be taken into account.
People have been practicing landscaping for thousands of years, as evidence of elaborate gardens from ancient cultures on every inhabited continent testifies, says Steve-N-Son. The Earth has a vast range of landscapes including the icy landscapes of Polar Regions, mountainous landscapes, vast arid desert landscapes, islands and coastal landscapes, densely forested or wooded landscapes including past boreal forests and tropical rainforests, and agricultural landscapes of temperate and tropical regions. Steve-N-Son is personally knowledgeable and well experienced in all terrains.
According to Steve-N-Son owner, landscape comprises the visible features of an area of land, including the physical elements of landforms such as (ice-capped) mountains, hills, water bodies such as rivers, lakes, ponds and the sea, living elements of land cover including indigenous vegetation, human elements including different forms of land use, buildings and structures, and transitory elements such as lighting and weather conditions. Combining both their physical origins and the cultural overlay of human presence, often created over millennia, landscapes reflect the living synthesis of people and place vital to local and national identity. Landscaping is a learned skill.
Historically speaking, landscaping was used to beautify the area around temples, palaces, and public areas, but it was also utilized in and around private homes. The Romans, for example, had homes with landscaped enclosed courtyards enjoyed only by members of the household, while the Mayans lined the walkways to their temples with elaborate plantings. Landscaping could also have a practical function, as evidenced by the gardening terraces constructed by some Native American tribes for the purpose of crop cultivation.
Owner, Steve Reid, believes landscapes, their character and quality, help define the self-image of a region, its sense of place that differentiates it from other regions. It’s the dynamic backdrop to people’s lives. Sometimes land is not fit for landscaping. In order to landscape, the land must be reshaped. This reshaping of land is called grading. Removing of earth from the land is called cutting while when earth is added to slope, it is called filling. Sometimes grading process may involve removing of excessive waste, soil and rocks, so designers should take into account while in the planning stage.