Figure 19 - 4. Asymmetrical elements such as the big tree and the benches on the left are balanced by the small trees, shrubs and sculpture on the right to form an approved design able. Figure 19 - 5. The unit is shown here using ornamental grasses to line a path. Figure 19 - 6. The large gardeners and the orange container in the background draw the eye to the back of the landcape that makes you look taller. Figure 19 - 7. The rhythm of the use of white astilbe and hostas draws you repeatedly in the garden and in this way. Figure 19 - 8. The silver leaves of this blue star genie are accented against the autumn color of Japanese maple leaves. We usually use paper or a computer to create a landscaping plan. When we implement the plan, we build a three-dimensional space in which people engage.
For example, use wooden shingles on a gazebo roof that fit the roof of the house on a wooded site, or select a stone for retaining walls that reflects a stone fireplace in an area where stone is found naturally. Natural building materials often combine well with resource-rich landscapes. Weathered wood, natural stains, concrete and earth tones in the brick generally melt with existing building materials and relate to the natural environment. Landscaping materials can contribute to sustainability when we select renewable, local and low-energy raw materials. Explore options for using recycled materials and energy-efficient materials in the landscape.
Try to provide enough space for each activity in a given area of use. Using another layer of tracing paper glued to the plot, note these areas of use. Drawing bubbles to indicate areas of use on the overlay allows you to freely define spaces for each activity (Figure 19-35). The area of public use is usually at the front of the house. Private use or the family area is often at the back of the house.
outhwest DesignWorks is a full service landscaping company offering both commercial and residential landscape design, construction and maintenance.