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Factors influencing the choice of materials include architectural and landscape features, costs, and sustainability. When selecting hardscape material, consider the principles of unity, rhythm, emphasis and repetition. If possible, repeat the materials and colors already used on the house. This achieves a major goal of good landscape design: to establish a visual relationship between the house and the site. Use construction materials that blend well with the local natural environment and relate to the home.
Residential landscapes are part of a larger landscape and an ecological community. When we design a landscape that respects the environment, we protect the natural elements of the site and treat the landscape as a living system. We plan to reduce inputs of energy, water and materials and avoid the use of toxic or forbidden materials. The following environmentally friendly design techniques and considerations are based on the enhancement of ecosystem services in the landscape. Traditional landscaping often incorporates the removal of all off-site water as quickly as possible. In an ecological design, water is not treated as a waste to capture and transport off-site.
Espalier is a perfect example and a fun landscape idea. Here, for example, a simple shrub usually goes to extraordinary with a little training and slackening. Do not worry: it's easier than it looks (it just takes a size once or twice a year) and it has a big impact. I did not like treating lines and angles in mathematics class, but I like to use them when I think of landscape ideas. Take advantage of the lines, shapes and angles when considering your gardening ideas and landscaping your yard to add drama and impact. Here, a lush green square darts away when lined with palm trees and lined with smooth beach pebbles.
The water trap in green ceramics is the focal point of this backyard. It is surrounded by rocks and green plants. This is a floating back yard with a shadow structure. It features vegetable planters, a privacy wall, metal water and other elements. A set of gray seats is perfect for this backyard. The fireplace provides warmth to family members. You can integrate line paths in your landscaping to make it eye catching. If you like grass but do not have time to mow, you can install an artificial turf. This saves you time and water. If you have a bigger backyard, you can create a family room in your garden.
Try to provide enough space for each activity in a given area of use. Using another layer of tracing paper glued to the plot, note these areas of use. Drawing bubbles to indicate areas of use on the overlay allows you to freely define spaces for each activity (Figure 19-35). The area of public use is usually at the front of the house. Private use or the family area is often at the back of the house.
Secret Gardens South Coogee landscape design was recently featured on Australia’s Best Gardens.