Riverton, UT -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/01/2014 -- 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
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.
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.
Landscaping is a profession which involves manipulating the natural environment in an area to make it look a certain way. This profession often relies heavily on gardening, but landscaping also involves the installation of walls and other features, the construction of buildings, and the consideration of an area as a whole. There are a variety of reasons to practice landscaping, ranging from a desire to make an area look attractive to a push to make an area recreationally functional.
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.