What we created is similar, but we had to have a place to start. One of the biggest mistakes landscape makers make is not paying attention to things like sun, wind and rain. As we live in a neighborhood with new homes, I see a lot of landscaping that does not respect the elements. Placing a patio on the sunny side of your home can be a real misery in August. You also do not want to place your barbecue or fireplace near a windy corner. This pretty umbrella can become a missile if placed in the wrong place. Before we started our backyard scenery, we stood outside while it was raining and watched where the water ran ~ a few times in the middle of the night with flashlights. Do not be in a hurry either. Make some plans, create sketches, then go back and study your garden with these things in mind. You can discover that one or two of your original ideas could be disastrous with the changing seasons.
These areas should be considered as "undrained areas". Utilities must be marked when developing the base plan because some design decisions may be based on the location of the lines. The service must return and mark again before landscape installation if the lines are gone. Figure 19 - 31 is an example of what can happen when utility lines and rights-of-way are ignored by a gardener. Triangulation makes it possible to precisely determine the location of existing trees and shrubs on the property so that they can be marked on the base plan. To triangulate, use two known fixed points.
Our sensory experience also changes when the height of the aerial plane rises or falls with the canopy of trees, with steps or paths going up and down in the horizontal ground plane, and with the gradual transition that occurs when we move from a completely closed environment. Examples of aerial plans include canopies, suspended structures, awnings and parasols. In Figure 19-12, the head plan is drawn by a continuous lattice with a repeating pattern inspired by the carrots. The lattice that creates the air plane includes a colored plexiglass that projects a colorful reflection on the bridge.
It is a wonderful help, thank you! I am a total starter here, so when I came across your blog on PINTEREST, I could not wait to dive 🙂 I have a stupid question, I live in what we call a raised ranch its unique story with a high ceiling basement, So when you enter the front door, you have to climb 6 steps .. so high at home. I totally agree that the beds are 30-50% of the height of the wall. However, my side yard, where I look like a bed is incredibly narrow, and I can tell you now that I would be prohibited from planting something with height (like a tree) butted against the house. HELP ME. PS the area is totally bare, it is connected to two neighbors back, no fences and no landscaping.
Sit back and relax to a beautiful tour through Bill’s garden. This footage was shot during the months of May-July of 2013 Shot with – Canon Rebel T3i.