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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.
And locations. The next step is to determine which layout (geometry) is the most appropriate. The following geometries (curvilinear, rectilinear, rectilinear, radial or arc-tangent) are all based on the same bubble diagram. Note that everything in the bubble diagram stays the same. Only the SHAPE of each element changes. Invisible directives extend out of the building under different angles of different degrees. A grid can be formed using known points on the architecture, such as the corner of the building, the center line of the window or door, and the edge of a porch. Objects placed in the landscape should have a direct geometric relationship with the building and with each other.
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Limit the amount of impermeable surfaces that collect heat and increase stormwater runoff. Consider using a permeable paving system - such as gravel or pavers that have open centers to plant grass - for patios, alleys and alleys to promote infiltration, improve drainage and limit runoff (Figure 19-46). Choose energy-efficient building materials. Remember that light pollution is a problem in urban and suburban areas and even affects migratory birds, moths and butterflies.
The way the sun affects the house and the site at different seasons greatly influences the overall design. The proper placement of plants is based on knowing the direction of the sun at different times of the day as well as at different times of the year. The yard should be observed throughout the day to determine areas that receive full sun (more than six hours a day), partial sun, and mostly shade. Understanding sun exposure helps us make design decisions such as planting trees to shade a patio in the summer or recognizing that putting a gargleden in an area that receives only partial sun causes little fruit when it comes time to harvest.
These strategies and many others can be integrated into your garden to make it more sustainable. The list below offers a wide variety of ideas to choose from with links to other EDIS publications and various websites for more information. Choose a few strategies that work best for your yard and your abilities. Start small. Even if you can only use a few ideas, you will contribute to the ecological health of your neighborhood.
Figure 19-21b. A cuvillinear arrangement with rounded lines and paths to the elements shown in the bubble diagram Figure 19-21a. Figure 19 – 21c. A rectilinear layout using straight lines and inclined trajectories to represent the elements shown in the bubble diagram. Figure 19-21a. Figure 19-21d. An inclined rectilinear arrangement uses the straight lines of Figure 19-21c but on the diagonal. Simplicity, repetition, line, variety and harmony are used in landscape design to create a visually appealing composition. Simplicity strives to create spaces and not to fill them. “Less is more.”
Do you have a big dog that needs space to run? Do you want to have a covered seating area? Do you dream of a large vegetable garden? Is it planned to add a swimming pool, an outdoor kitchen or a fireplace? Do not forget the paths. List all these things. Remember this picture. This is our original drawing for the backyard landscape. We spent a lot of time thinking about what we wanted and how we would use it.
A key part of rain garden design is to choose the right plants for the soil conditions. Typically, native plants with deep fibrous roots work well. Learn more about how to build a rain garden in your garden. One of the best ways to get rid of water from a low point is to simply flush it through an underground pipe. For this to work, you need a zone to unload water that is lower than the input. Exhaust pipe must be at least 1/8 “per foot. If you had a discharge exit 100 ft from the entrance, it should be about 1 ft down. To create the drain, you will need to dig a trench gradually tilted from the source to the outlet.