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Summer. For more information, see Enviroscaping for conserving energy: A Guide to Changing the Microclimate at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/eh143.Use the landscape, such as trees and shrubs, to slow down the wind and mitigate temperatures. Winds that cross asphalt or other hard surfaces tend to collect and carry summer heat in the yard and at home, while winter winds tend to carry heat away from homes. Fresh breezes should be channeled into the house in the summer for passive cooling.

Once again, thank you for an excellent tutorial. Hi Leslie, I found your blog through the Say G ‘Linky Day Day Party (82), wow I’m so glad I did! Let me explain … We moved into a modest 2 bedroom terraced house 5 years ago, four of these years have been dedicated to the improvement of inside the house and all we did outside was to keep it clean. It is a virgin canvas garden, a scrappy lawn and an old terrace badly laid in the first place. We are putting up to £ 1000 (about £ 500 of your US dollars, I think) to replace the first decking. The base was made last summer. This year again using what is left over from last year, we add to the terrace by going up to add height to the garden.

See specifications for planting trees and shrubs in the southeastern United States (available online at http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep112). Consider the vegetation that will produce wildlife food for your family. For more information go online to Edible Landscaping, http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ep146 and your Florida Dooryard Citrus Guide. Use compost bins for all vegetation waste. To construct a garbage bin, see Construction of Domestic Composting Units (online at http://polkhort.ifas.ufl.edu/documents/publications/Composter%20construction.pdf). Use your home, fences, walls and trees to create microclimates for different plants.

Over the weekend, we started planning our "trash to tre"garden of asure. I did not think about developing a plan, I just started to make things happen. Given that we will put this house up for sale by the end of the year, I use all the materials recovered, so that the unpaid costs are minimal. I think it will be a good start for the last year in this house. These are some good tips. Our landscaping needs a major overhaul. Thank you very much for sharing this with Friday Frenzy! Post incredibly informative. Before moving into our home, a China Berry tree was planted in front of it. NIGHTMARE!

Figure 19 - 34. This small deck expands its seating options by providing a flat wall. A residential landscape includes areas used for different purposes. In this step, we divide the site into several distinct areas, each serving a purpose, but all combined in the overall design. In residential landscapes, three general domains - public, private (family) and service (utility) - are used to organize activities and uses. Each zone is developed to meet the needs and priorities of the user (checklist 19-2). After categorization of activities, we can locate these areas for various uses on the parcel plan.

The gates can be built with any material, from wood to stone and metal, provided they blend well with the palette and style of the facade. When architecture requires a color palette on the facade, it must be extended to the landscape for all hardscape structures. Here is a good example of an intimacy wall of the front yard and a door column composed of shades selected by the architect. As much as possible, keep a very accurate palette for your front hardscape so that the entire site is visually integrated from the front edge to the rear fencing. Large urns are among the most powerful pieces of art in a front garden.

Landscaping guided by a series of arbitrary “rules” such as “always plant shrubs in groups of three or five” and “never plant annuals in public places” does not take into account the needs of individual families and sites. Such landscaping rarely gives good design. Good design should not be limited by such stipulated rules. Our goal in landscape design does not just create good visual relationships.

Use plants of the appropriate size and habit to avoid constant size. Use mulch to control weeds. See Mulch for the landscape (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/mg251). Group the trees in large, self-mulched beds for natural areas. Use fences and other hardscape elements to control the wild appearance of some native people. Sometimes, a structural element is all that is needed for a more neat look. Look at existing drainage patterns. Use ditches, dry wells, French drains, dry creek beds, berms and low retention areas to slow the movement of water and allow water to be retained on site , where the plants can absorb it.

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