GLVT Landscaping & Earthworks
Landscaping and Earthworks can take any park or open space to the next level. At GLVT, we perform all aspects of earthwork and landscaping. This includes:
- Swale Development
- Weeping Tile
- Site Service Work
- Trees and Shrubbery
- Other Plants
Our designs focus on being aesthetically pleasing as well as functionally useful. Designed for the space, climate, and amount of foot traffic, we’ll ensure top quality landscaping for your open space project.
Design, Planning, and Site Service
Hardscape vs. Landscape
What’s the difference between hardscaping and landscaping?
Hardscaping involves all of the non-living elements in your landscape design like concrete, bricks, rocks, stone, and wood. We use these elements to build features like paths, decks, pergolas, fences, and fire pits to increase functionality in your space. The goal with hardscaping is to create fluidity from the inside of your home to the outside with usable living space to entertain guests and spend time with your family.
Landscaping includes all of the “soft”, or living elements of your design like grass, plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. By increasing the amount of greenery in your outdoor space, you can create a beautiful and relaxing environment to spend your time in. Proper gardening and landscaping can change the appeal of your home by increasing property value and overall aesthetic.
Our ultimate goal is to design a space where the hardscaping and landscaping work harmoniously to create the outdoor space of your dreams.
Swales are shallow ditches that have gently sloping sides, commonly referred to as ditches or gutters, that ensure proper water drainage. You may wish to add a swale to your outdoor space if your area is prone to flooding or simply as a preventative measure.
Swales can also be used as an environmentally friendly way to capture rain water and direct it to your gardens! By leading rain water towards your garden you can ensure your vegetables, herbs, and flowers are getting the water they need without constant watering from your end. This proves to be an efficient strategy for those who live in dry areas to maximize the use of rainfall.