Landscape Design is More Than Just Planting a Nice Garden
Why do yards and grounds that have benefited from professional landscape design look so much more polished than gardens that have been designed by amateurs, even talented amateurs? It’s because landscape architecture is a profession that requires well developed skills and a great deal of knowledge. Landscape architecture is much more than simply planting a nice garden.
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A landscape architect combines an abstract understanding of design with a through knowledge of how both native and imported plant species interact with the local climate and the environment. That means understanding what to grow in the sunlight and what to grow in the shade. It means considering how each variety of plant spreads and reproduces, and how non-native species might impact both the project and the larger ecosystem. It means being able to visualise the landscape at every time of day and at every time of year.
But that’s just the beginning. Landscape architects also need to have a solid understanding of the technical aspects of designing the exterior space around a home or building. They need to consider plumbing and electrical services. They map out drainage paths, specify drainage systems and provide access to fresh water. Lighting is important, as well, and that often requires electrical system design. A detailed technical knowledge of pools, decks and pavement are also requirements. Once everything is planned out and drawn up, it will need to be approved by the local authority. A landscape architect knows how to bring a project through the approvals process quickly and smoothly.
To find out more about landscape design services, take a look at Nathan Burkett’s website at http://nathanburkett.com.au/. Nathan is an award-winning landscape architect whose practice is based in greater Melbourne. His site does a good job of explaining the design and approvals process, and he has some impressive examples of landscape design in his portfolio.