A lawn-less front yard can be beautiful and inviting, easier to maintain than a lawn and contribute to a sustainable and environmentally friendly landscape (Figure 19-38). When designing areas to be privately used by the family, refer to the needs identified in Step 3. With the pleasant climate of North Carolina, outdoor activities can be enjoyed most of the year. Terraces, patios and terraces must therefore be considered as an integral part of the residential landscape. Outdoor living spaces should be easily accessible to the interior living and cooking areas of the home and should include private areas with attractive views.
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.
Review a topographic map of the site and browse the property to review stormwater trends. Look for signs of erosion and note poorly drained or low areas that remain wet for several days after a rain. For areas with signs of erosion, consider rainwater harvesting options to reduce the amount of water flowing through these areas after a rain event. rain. Use tanks or rain barrels to collect runoff from the roof and save for future use (Figure 19 - 33).
Reality is a sustainable yard can be planted in a lush, attractive and undemanding manner. The good news for homeowners who prefer a neater look is that there are ways to be friendly in Florida without compromising on aesthetics. Landscape plants tolerant to drought with a "neat" growth habit are available. The "wild" aspect of some native plants can be controlled by using architectural features (shrouds and fences) and selected maintenance practices. Natural areas can be made more attractive by removing debris and sprawling plants. In addition, building materials, such as permeable paving, can reduce the visual and ecological impact of large surfaces, such as walkways.
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