At earthworksnorth.co.uk garden designer Cheri LaMay guides you through the garden design process. Based in Leeds, West Yorkshire, and serving all of Yorkshire, Cheri will work closely…
Your garden journal helps you keep track of all the new plants chosen as well as how they and the existing plants are growing. Figure 19 – 53. A picture taken after the rain. The red tree is at the corner of the neighbor’s fencing. 1. Do you have someone who can develop a landscape plan for me? We can not make a recommendation because of the time required and conflicts of interest with members of the community that provide this service in the green industry. NC State Extension has several resources to help you plan a landscape, including bulletin AG-508-2, How to Plan and Design a Wise Use Landscape.
Some trees and shrubs may simply require a size, while others may need to be moved or removed altogether. All guidelines and restrictions pertaining to neighborhood associations must be taken into account. After locating the existing plants and beds on the parcel plan, identify the individual plants. A detailed assessment of the negative and positive aspects of the existing landscape includes the following considerations.
Figure 19 - 13. This arch is a transition space that invites you to cross and experience another part of the landscape. Figure 19 - 14. A large outdoor garden room that can accommodate several people. Figure 19 - 15. An intimate outdoor dining room on a scale for two people. Figure 19 - 16. A distant focal point, note the blue building at the end of this path. Figure 19 - 17. This is the destination of the focal point. Figure 19 - 21a. The bubble chart allows you to determine the best size and location of the items you are looking for and the traffic patterns. Figures 19-21b-d play with FORMS. Note that all the elements of the bubble stay in the same place and remain fairly constant in size.
The rhythm is the repetition of elements of design. Repetition helps to attract the eye through design. The rhythm occurs when the elements appear in a defined direction and in regular measurements. Both color and shape can be used to express the rhythm (Figure 19 - 7). Accent is the inclusion of an element that stands out in an orderly design. For example, the silvery leaves are scattered on a background of dark green conifers (Figure 19 - 8). Without accent, a design can be static or dull. An accent may be a garden accessory, a plant specimen, a plant composition, or a water element. Rocks are often used as accents, but they can be overused.
Use compost and mulch to build healthy soil and improve plant resistance to pests and diseases. Limit the widespread use of gravel, rocks and other inert mulches. Although they work well for keeping weeds, these mulches do not return organic matter to the environment. Look for a certified mulch free of wood contaminants treated at the ACC. More information can be found on the website of the professional mulch association – the Mulch and Soil Council (http://www.mulchandsoilcouncil.org). â € ¢ Design paved areas so that paving modules (such as bricks or pavers) do not require excessive cutting and loss of material. Use bridges, patios, ponds, retaining walls, garden walls and rock gardens to add interest and create spaces, but find a good balance between these hardscape elements and the planted areas.
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