Landscaping design is a fine art and an imaginative specialty, practiced mainly by landscape designers, incorporating both art and technique, combining nature and urban lifestyle. As an innovative professional process, landscaping design integrates garden planning with architecture, exterior design, building and construction and state-of-the-art techniques mixing the art with the technical. A landscaping design expert’s purpose is to develop a harmonious mix of natural and built surroundings that enhances the look of their property, matching the existing building envelope and complementing the style of the site. They might function individually or in partnership with landscape designers, property managers or building professionals.
The major concepts of landscaping design are identified by a variety of aspects such as the scale of the planned project, the building 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 environment. For example, a small yard will not require as much area as a large lawn; alternatively, one should not utilize extremely high fences to protect a park in a small town. Similarly, a landscape with trees and plants on a steep hillside will look out of place compared to a flat yard. Local environment is also a very important factor in determining the kind of plants and flowers to be used, the planting height and the type of soil to be used.
Some landscaping design concepts include using the same colours throughout the lawn and planting beds, creating interaction between plants, making use of plants that can be quickly replenished and consideration of local plant communities to create a gorgeous, healthy and sustainable outcome. The main goal is to produce a harmony among all the facets of design, making use of plants and materials that are sustainable, low-maintenance and can withstand the climate and the environmental elements. These concepts are usually 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 needs 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 develop an eco-friendly wall that would certainly have impact, landscaping designers need to install a vertical garden that is at least 1.5 m 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 preserve. The grid-like planting system is placed onto the wall structure. It can take from half a day to a complete day for installation.
All good ideas start with a plan. Get ready for your landscape to be thoughtfully customized to your preferences and lifestyle. Book your landscaping design consultation online or call us now!