Landscaping and Land Clearing Services
Landscape design is an independent profession and design, art tradition practiced by landscape designers, combining culture and nature. Mostly landscape design bridges the space between landscape architecture and garden design. Landscapers undergo training by apprenticeship or educational ways in which results to a landscape architect. The principles of landscape design are tools or guidelines that designers use to create attractive, pleasing and comfortable landscapes. Therefore landscaping is known to be any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land. Natural elements, living elements and abstract elements are some of the features that are modified.
So as to carry out landscaping then a landscaper is required to have skills in horticulture and artistic design. Horticulture is the science of cultivating a garden. It is important for landscapers to understand artistic design and horticulture so as to do landscaping. There are some factors that influence landscaping like understanding the land site. A land is known to contain many natural features such as topography, soil quality, depth of frost line, terrain among many others.
The purpose of landscaping is that it combines elements which blend with a man’s technology into natural surroundings. Attractive and functional parks, gardens, playgrounds, campuses, residential areas and public spaces are done by landscapers. Planning locations of roads, buildings, walkways, flowers, shrubs and trees within the various environments is done by landscapers.
The design of landscape is known to have basic elements. The relationships of the plants within your design and your design with the rest of the property is scale. The central part of design is color which brings life while at the same time creates mood. Creation of specific color combinations is done by mixing or combining different colors which is known as color theory and is an important choice in color choosing.
Some of the color schemes that can be considered are primary, secondary and tertiary. Primary colors include; red, yellow and blue, secondary colors are orange, green and purple while tertiary colors are formed from combining primary and secondary colors. The visual surface of plants and hardscape in the design is texture. The appearance of texture is seen through flowers, bark and plant leaves.
In the design the shape of plants is form. The form to use is influenced by plant shapes and examples include; low spreading plants draw the eye to the horizon, individuals plants break up a repeating pattern. Color, texture, scale and form is controlled by the element of balance. Symmetrical and asymmetrical are the two forms of balance which ensure the landscape design is properly weighted. Symmetrical type of balance is a more formal approach which uses a center line of the area being designed and creates a mirror image of the design on the side of the center line. Unity is the element that is known to manage consistency and repetition.