Many clients are in a difficult position will no longer have a good relationship with the existing landscape design, the new elevation, find themselves trying to integrate the front door and windows home remodeling. Many new homes have been cleared there is no landscape, and also endless possibilities, from which a new garden, pool, arbor can be overwhelming to consider perspective and routes and landscapes. A new perspective can bring new possibilities to difficult space and a good landscape designer.
Define the Landscape Program
As a home owner it’s important to break through the frustration of your existing landscape design and just decide what you want. Your program is an outline or list of desired wants/needs and functions for the site. For example, “I want a beautiful pool with some kind of water feature, grill area and spot for entertainment” or “I want my landscape design to reflect the beauty of the Tuscan Valley.” Visualize and use all of your senses in how you will enjoy your new landscape garden entertaining or relaxing with family and friends.
Once we are acquainted with the client and the site, how to obtain the landscape program, the backbone and the basic framework of working relations with the challenge of the site architecture emerge to start the site. Pool, the indications are this may be something simple like the location of regional patterns and screen flow of pedestrians. As a good landscape designer, creativity and analytical ability to design intent and concept crystallize all come together in an intuitive experience of space.
Turning Landscape Liabilities into Assets
The goal is to create the space, which involves the family and the elements, but also in the relationship between the yard and surrounding areas. First, in the large factors, literally, will determine whether you can put all of your wish list or not the project. "We really need to screen the windows of a neighbor, or we will have to cover generators or swimming pool equipment." Assets and liabilities, we first tested the feasibility of the overall situation / site the ability to look at.
Refining Spaces and Transitions
Once the assets and liabilities of a larger problem solving, you can move to the details. It is addressing issues such as the transition between the smaller family of space is possible based on the unsightly, needs to be hidden. This is your place to hide the concrete foundation 18 "or move the path distance of 3 feet, based on in order to accommodate more of a sense of the landscape-level concerns. Landscape design is a level of problem / solution / problems / solutions to every detail and is back in space on the overall. no great overall objective of landscape design, and home ventilation, there is a relationship and its surrounding area, reflecting the client's visual desires and functions of the various aspects of the work together.
Additional tricks of the trade are listed here:
- Arbors and Pergolas- can be utilized to screen neighbor’s homes or to create a focal point in an area that needs a destination.
- Decks and Patios- Utilize to organize outdoor spaces. Be intentional and define space-a 10′ x 10′ is a standard for simple 4 person sitting area. Your “hierarchy” of patio space may be public entertainment, private seating area for coffee, reading, and pathways to connect to the home or side yard.
Pools- the present design trend for pools includes; sun shelf, swimming area, spa, functional and detailed elements such as benches, jets, and fountains. If the relationship of the home to the site has many odd angles, a curvilinear or arch in the pool design may resolve this beautifully. In a formal home scenario, you might relate the house to pool and patio and resolve the relationship of the property line with plantings.
- Screening Hedges – Large trees can be strategically placed to give privacy to fence edges or offer screening to neighbor’s houses. ) Long driveways and property line fences often need SCALE to them were hedges and colonnades could be used. Another opportunity in breaking up a long boring fence would is with the use of wire pattern work for vines. These don’t have to be typical rectangles they can be overlapping triangles, creative patterns that not only add scale but something of creative interest to look at as well.