The result may not be attractive and not meet the needs of the family. A good landscaping creates a satisfying environment for the user while saving time, effort and money while benefiting the environment. Figure 19 - 1. Adult size should always be taken into consideration when selecting plants. This tree is much too big for this small front yard, and completely dominates the landscape and the house. These basic concepts underlie the composition of a design: scale, balance, unity, perspective, rhythm and accent. The scale is the proportion between two sets of dimensions - for example, the height and width of a tree relative to a house, or the size of a plant container in relation to an entrance.
When trees and plants are used successively and repetitively, movement is created (Figure 19-11). The eye of someone moves continuously to the next tree and the user is propelled forward. The air plane defines the ceiling of an outside area, and we often feel more than just seeing. This plane serves as protection against the elements. Psychologically, it provides a sense of shelter and protection. The feeling of being "under" creates a strong sense of confinement. The aerial plane can provide an exceptional sensory experience from the character and color it creates when the patterns of sun and shadow land on the leaves.
For over 13 years, we rely on Shreckhise Landscape and Design to pass us from plants and trees to a beautiful landscaped house. Jim did it in five steps, always carefully integrating the new plantings with the previous ones. We have an attractive, aesthetic, year-round landscaping that requires little maintenance. Looking forward to working with Jim and Trent. Their work is absolutely masterful!
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