Monday, December 14, 2009

What is Landscaping? - Advantages, Process, Design & Features

What is Landscaping?

Landscape design is the art of arranging or modifying the features of a landscape, an urban area etc for aesthetic or practical purposes. Good landscape design can add to the value of a home, dramatically increase your living space, and contribute greatly to an improved home lifestyle.

Landscaping has been divided into three main fields:
•       Lawn care companies
•       Landscape maintenance firms
•       Landscape design firms

Lawn care companies specialize in mowing, raking, edging, seeding and otherwise caring for the grassy areas. Landscape maintenance firms are primarily concerned with periodic maintenance of shrubs and flowerbeds.

Landscape design firms that handle landscape construction and planting under the direction of a landscape designer or architect. This last group deals with everything from patios to fountains to rock gardens.

A landscape designer or architect knows how to work with the landscape to create larger spaces, shade parts of the house, block wind, and use different shapes, textures, colors, and locations of certain plants to create a more soothing environment.

A good landscape designer can help you integrate all kinds of practical and aesthetic considerations into an overall plan that achieves the effects that are most important to you. Whether you want to attract birds, impress the neighbors, or create fanciful outdoor recreation areas for grandchildren, landscape designers can help you pull it together so that it really works.

Landscaping Process: Landscaping Process has mainly 3 steps:

Planning: Proper planning is essential for any landscaping project just as for any other home improvement project. 

Design: Creating a proper design is the most important part of tackling a landscape project.
Implementation: The real implementation of landscaping will be done according to planning and designing.

Landscaping Design: In Landscape designing, First basic elements that underlie the discipline of landscape design. These fundamental elements will then serve as building blocks for learning and implementing the more advanced principles for designing a garden in the backyard.

The basic elements of landscape design are:
•       Color, as defined by color theory
•       Form Line
•       Scale.
•       Texture

Landscaping Features:
There are many features you can include in your landscaping besides plants.
  • Arbors
  • Berms
  • Lighting
  • Flagstones
  • Overhead Structures
  • Brick or concrete Patios
  • Stone Walls
  • Retaining Walls
  • Steps
  • Walkways/Paths
  • Character Boulders
  • Fountains
  • Sprinkler System
  • Waterfalls, Fish pond and Water features
Advantages of Landscaping: There are several marked advantages of outsourcing:
  • To increase labor productivity
  • To help people recover faster
  • for air purification
  • for energy savings
  • to increase property value
  • Landscaping can provide privacy and home security
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Guest Post by Laisie Smith 
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