Landscaping design is a fine art and an artistic profession, practised primarily by landscape in El Monte architects, incorporating both art and science, integrating nature and urban culture. As a modern professional practice, landscaping design integrates garden planning with architecture, exterior design, construction and modern technology blending the art with the technical. A landscaping design professional ‘s aim is to create a harmonious mix of natural and built surroundings that enhances the look and feel of their property, complementing the existing building envelope and complementing the architecture of the site. They may work independently or in partnership with landscape architects, property managers or building contractors.
The main concepts of landscaping design are determined by a variety of factors such as the scale of the planned project, the materials to be used, the scale of the proposed views and how they will relate to existing structures and facilities, the scale of the surrounding area and local climate. For example, a small yard will not require as much space as a large lawn; conversely, one should not use extremely high fences to protect a park in a small village. Similarly, a landscape in El Monte with trees and bushes on a steep hill will look out of place compared to a flat yard. Local climate is also a very important factor in determining the type of plants and flowers to be used, the planting height and the type of soil to be used.
Some landscaping design principles include using the same colours throughout the lawn and planting beds, designing interplay between plants, using plants that can be easily replenished and consideration of local plant communities to create a beautiful, healthy and sustainable outcome. The main objective is to create a harmony among all the aspects of design, using plants and materials that are sustainable, low-maintenance and can withstand the weather and the environmental elements. These principles are often incorporated into the architectural plans of the overall landscape project.
Landscaping Design And Vertical Gardens
Vertical Gardens can be created both indoors and outdoors, so long as the “conditions are right”. This means that there has to be natural light, which is the most ideal. In situations where it is not possible for natural light to filter indoors, artificial lights will be installed so that plants are still able to grow.
To create a green wall that would have impact, landscaping designers need to install a vertical garden that is at least 1.5m by 2m in size. There are several vertical garden systems available. We recommend the “Green Jacket” system as it is a modular system, and is easy to maintain. The grid-like planting system is mounted onto the wall. It can take from half a day to a full day for installation.
All good things start with a plan. Get ready for your landscape in El Monte to be thoughtfully customized to your preferences and lifestyle. Book your landscaping design appointment online or call us now!