The 7 principles of landscape architecture. These are a simple set of rules that will guide your designing activities from planting to maintenance. Landscaping can be a rewarding activity, especially when you are planning and designing a garden or lawn for your house. It can be easy to get carried away and create an unruly or confusing layout. Here are some principles that will help you get started with landscaping your yard or garden.
Remember that the plants that you choose to plant in your garden should serve as a complementary unit. You should avoid plants that clash with one another and cause your garden design to look unsightly and improper. Additionally, you do not have to put all your eggs in one basket when it comes to selecting plants for your landscape. There is no need to buy huge amounts of plants just so you can have a well-planted and visually appealing garden. Start small, and grow your way up.
Always be consistent in your planning. You cannot plan out your garden or yard with the specific purpose of showcasing your prized possession. A beautiful landscape should complement the overall style of your home. Your architect will never know which elements of your design scheme you might like to incorporate until you show him pictures. So do not let things overwhelm you. Think of the entire design as a whole.
When selecting the plants you will use in your landscaping project, remember that you do not have to use every plant that you like. Instead, select plants that will best complement the style and architecture of your home. An architect’s goal is to create a visually appealing garden that will make his guests’ visit memorable. Do not limit yourself to using only the colors and flowers that are available at the florist.
The size of a garden also has to be carefully considered. A large tree or bush may dwarf some smaller plants that are meant to function as a backdrop. Also take into account how much sun your plants will get during the day and at night. Choose plants with an adjustable height, so you can adjust it to any height and color. An architect will never have a blank canvas so you should choose plants that will complement your landscape.
One important aspect of using trees and bushes wisely is the way they will interact with each other. It will depend on the type of tree you will use whether you have open spaces or covered areas in your garden. Having a well-planned and well-maintained garden is important so that you and your guests will truly enjoy your garden.
If you use trees to create a more organic element in your landscape, the architect may recommend using hedges and flowers as borders or to mark the spaces in between your trees. These features will not only add beauty and charm to your garden but will also serve to add safety to your family. Using a fence for a garden can be very useful but an architect will not recommend this as it will not provide security and privacy to your family. Hanging birdhouses and hanging lanterns can be used to enhance the look of your garden. This will not only give your garden an appealing look but will also add practicality as you will be able to find your food from the birdhouses or lanterns instead of digging for it in the ground.
The use of plants is also a great feature, but you need to carefully choose which plants you should use in your garden. Some plants may not be compatible with the climate you have in your area or with the height of your buildings. So take this into consideration before you go ahead and plant those herbs and flowers that you love. Also ensure that you plant them away from trees as their roots can easily snare and kill trees. You need to take these principles into consideration before you start planning your garden.