We begin the design process by determining the needs and desires of the user as well as the environmental and physical conditions of the site. With this information, the desired features - such as trees, shrubs, grass, driveways, parking areas, a vegetable garden, patio, terrace, mailbox, wall of dice tracking, and outdoor lighting - can be organized in a coherent design. Using the following seven steps, we can take a simple and organized approach to develop and implement a landscape that reflects the user's desires and needs and allows for future growth and change. A basic plan is a bird's eye view of the site drawn on a scale.
What's stopping someone from walking on this path? If the horizontal plane is clearly defined, people intuitively understand where they should walk and should not. What prevents someone from crossing a landscape? A designer can change the horizontal ground plan to reduce unwanted land use by planting a high ground cover. The increased vertical plane allows you to cut across the landscape and not use the undesirable path.
These seem really great landscaping tips! I recently discovered that landscaping is much more difficult than I thought at the start. I agree, it seems to me that it would be much easier for me to build my garden if I understood better the basic elements of design. These tips for understanding balance, pace, unity and form will really help me improve the look of my yard. Thanks for the good ideas. You have given a lot of things to think about! Oh my there are so many wonderful tips here!
Most lawns need about one inch of water a week. The best time of the day to water the lawn (and usually any plant) is early in the morning, so it has all day to dry. You can buy a sprinkler with an automatic timer to reduce the wasting of water, or even put in an irrigation system. Using the wrong tool for the job could be ineffective and possibly even dangerous. Think about the size of the job and dictate the size of the tool accordingly. Some must-haves are safety glasses, gloves, a solid shovel and a good rake. Keep them organized and keep them clean. For specialized jobs, you might consider renting a tool, not just electrical equipment, but hand tools.
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