One of the most frequently asked questions received at Creative Edge Landscape & Lawn Care LLC of Auburndale has been: What is the difference between lawn service and landscaping?
We understand how it can be confusing and hard to separate the two. After all, many homeowners and commercial property owners tend to lump lawn service and landscaping together because people tend to believe that their exterior property is an umbrella service. However, that just is not the case. Landscaping and lawn services are two very different entities, and we are going to dive into both a bit so that you can understand the difference and why your property may need both.

What is Lawn Service?

In a nutshell, lawn services are tasks done that strictly maintain your lawn. When hiring a professional for routine lawn care, you will receive services such as:

  • Lawn mowing
  • String trimming
  • Edging
  • Blowing

Lawn Mowing

Professional lawn mowing makes a huge difference in your lawn because it is more than just cutting your grass for aesthetics. It is taking into consideration the health of your lawn, cutting it at just the right height for the type of grass that you have, and rotating mowing patterns to prevent wear on the grass.
In Florida, the three main types of lawns that are found are comprised of Zoysia grass, Bermuda grass, and St. Augustine grass. When mowing the lawn, Zoysia grass should be cut at 1 to 2 inches, Bermuda at 0.5 to 2 inches, and St. Augustine at 3.5 to 4 inches.

String Trimming

Those hard-to-reach areas on your lawn require string trimming. This could be the spot up against the foundation of your home or around your fence, or even near your mailbox. Experts know string trimming is necessary to make sure your lawn has a clean cut in even the awkward spaces mowers do not reach.


To create a clean border on your newly mowed lawn, edging is necessary. Edging creates a clean border between your lawn and your permanent fixtures, such as your driveways, walkways, patios, and sidewalks. This gives a finished look to your lawn service.


Your lawn service should always include blowing grass clippings back into the lawn. Grass clippings can decay into your lawn and provide extra nutrients over time. Plus, you do not want to see that your services have been performed with grass clippings all over the place. You want to see a meticulously cared for property—clipping free.

What is Landscaping?

Landscaping services are when you hire someone to create a design and install it for your entire property or a part of your property. Landscaping includes everything from an initial consultation and viewing of the current property to creating an aesthetically pleasing design to implementing that design.

The Design Phase

At Creative Edge Landscape & Lawn Care LLC of Auburndale, you will work with one of seasoned designers to create a look that fits the aesthetics that you are trying to achieve on your property. Measurements are taken on the sections of your property that are set to have a redesign. The results? A 3D rendering of the property to the owner for review and approval before going into the installation.

The Installation Phase

After design approval, the removal of current landscape features is performed and then your new design can be installed. Installation can include many parts, but many Auburndale residents will receive:

  • Creation of new landscaping beds
  • Layout and installation of plants
  • Laying of mulch or rock

At Creative Edge, we give a 6 month guarantee when we design and install your landscaping. Additionally, when we fully install a landscape design, you can arrange to have ongoing maintenance services with us to keep your property looking its best.

How do I start Services on my Property?

Whether you need just lawn care services, landscaping, or both, Creative Edge Landscape & Lawn Care LLC of Auburndale has the manpower and the experience to make it happen. Do you have questions about starting services for your property?
Give us a call today at (863) 229-2116 to discuss your unique lawn and landscaping situation and get an honest quote from our team.

Let’s Create Your Outdoor Oasis

At Creative Edge, we’re dedicated to understanding your vision and bringing it to life. For premier landscaping and lawn services in Lakeland, Auburndale, Plant City, and surrounding areas, reach out to us today!

Call 863-880-1355 for an Estimate


See why we’re regularly ranked as the top landscaping and lawn care company in the Lakeland area!