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Figure 19 - 25. There is a wide variety of textures, sizes and leaf colors as well as the variety of hArdscape elements that keep this little space interesting. Figure 19-26. Harmony is seen in this Japanese garden, all the components of the design relate to each other to create a coherent whole. In the first part of this chapter, we presented the principles and concepts that underlie landscaping. In this section, we focus on the mechanics of developing a landscaping plan. The planning of a residential landscape begins with the evaluation of the entire space and the desired overall effect of the final design.

Anyway, it is important to consider how each change will be related to the big picture. Step back from time to time to see the entire landscape and how each part fits. You can build your own landscaping structures, including a wooden bed. Find how. Start at the starting box, whether you're trying to do landscaping magic by transforming a new site or refresh a site that's already in place. Starting at the start box means that you first see what you need to work on. Look at your landscape as if through a giant magnifying glass - scrutinizing every detail. So allow yourself to dream. Soon, you will come up with all sorts of ideas and sketch out rough plans.

We love the end result! Paul and Sarah Tschiggfrie There is not a day going on that we do not appreciate the point of view ... There is not a day that passes that we do not appreciate the view. We have noticed that our clients and visitors also enjoy it, and we have made comments to the extent that two have retained your services. That says a lot! Dorothy and Tom Coker We have been using Jim's landscaping services for over 30 years and are very satisfied with his product and his wonderful personalized service. When I ask Hey Jim, could you bring me a pallet of pine needles? He appears the next day at the same place he delivered it before!

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.

Linear shapes emphasize the real and imaginary lines in the landscape and play an important role in the creation of small and large spaces. Draw the viewer's eye through the landscape by grouping plants or hardscape elements (Figure 19-24). The eye is unconsciously influenced by how the groupings fit and flow horizontally and vertically. Variety created through diverse and contrasting shapes, textures and colors is a feature of good landscape design. By avoiding uniformity, the variety reduces monotony in a design. Adding elements with contrasting qualities or contrast increases visual interest and increases viewer satisfaction with the design (Figure 19-25).

Planting a fall vegetable garden is a great way to get more crops from the space you have right through autumn into early winter but timing is key to its success.

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