According to a Canadian study, a 32,000 square foot green roof located in a one-storey commercial building in Toronto reduced energy consumption by 6% in summer and 10% in winter. Likewise, the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) green roof, with an area of only 3,000 square feet, reduces energy consumption by 3% in Weather, roof, size and location of buildings also affect energy savings. Finally, fast-growing vegetation walls can also reduce energy consumption by providing insulation in the winter and limiting direct sunlight on the walls in summer. . In the hottest months, they also cool the air temperatures up to 10 degrees.
Figure 19 - 34. This small deck expands its seating options by providing a flat wall. A residential landscape includes areas used for different purposes. In this step, we divide the site into several distinct areas, each serving a purpose, but all combined in the overall design. In residential landscapes, three general domains - public, private (family) and service (utility) - are used to organize activities and uses. Each zone is developed to meet the needs and priorities of the user (checklist 19-2). After categorization of activities, we can locate these areas for various uses on the parcel plan.
I usually tell them to let me know when they have something in the $ 800 - $ 1000 range. The reason ~ plants, mulch, rental equipment, hardscape material, etc. These things are not cheap and they add up quickly. For example, a bed of 15 x 15 will require about 15-20 bags of mulch. In the Austin area, it will cost you about $ 3- $ 4 per bag. When you do the math, it's easy to see that your $ 200 is not going to buy you a lot of plants. Now that you have a budget, start by making a list of the things you want and need in your landscape. Think for a long time about how you will use the area? Do you have kids who want a playscape or a trampoline?