Evaluating the winter and summer sun angles, as shown in Figure 19-32, tells us where to leave the open areas that allow the winter sun's rays to heat the house and outdoor living spaces. Knowing the direction of prevailing winter winds is crucial in deciding where to place a windbreak, which can be particularly important in the mountains or on the coast. Understanding wind patterns is also important to avoid including structures or plants in the design that block summer breezes from outdoor living spaces.
The journey through the garden is like a story that begins when you enter the garden. The story continues as one moves through twists along a path, guided by focal points that predict what happens next. Finally, a highlight in the garden trip occurs at a destination - the garden activity room. The story is not finished yet. It resumes as you leave the room and the gradual transition out of space begins to move to the next destination or leave the garden. The language of the models is a philosophy developed by Christopher Alexander (emeritus professor of architecture at the University of California, Berkeley).
It was very informative. Thank you for making a concise list with such good information. I live in a large manufactured home w / a beautiful landscaped yard of the previous owner. There are many things I do not like and change slowly. We have a pretty big pond w / fountain in the front yard but it seems to be out of place and a bugger to mow. We are going to release it because it was not well thought out and built to begin. I make a water feature with old ceramic lamp bases. They are painted now I have to get the water pump (s) needed, fit the lamps with the tubes and see how it all works.
A repair or gardening center should be able to help you determine the cost of this operation if you are not sure how to estimate it yourself, or you could asklandscaper or arborist. You will also want to confirm what is defined as landscaping under your policy. At Square One, we consider retaining walls, rock gardens and all permanent ornamental structures as part of this definition, along with your expected trees, shrubs and lawns. You will also want to keep in mind that any damage to structures caused by landscaping, for example, a tree falling on a shed or belvedere, should have a separate cover.
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