Published at Saturday, December 30th 2017. by Lelia Case in Front Yard.
You probably dont spend too much time in your front yard so you might be tempted to think that the landscaping is not as important, but that would be a mistake. Not only will a beautifully designed landscaping the front of your house give a good impression to people who are visiting, but it may also increase the appeal of your house to potential buyers if you are thinking of selling.
Landscape architecture is the design of outdoor space using the compositional elements of vegetation, landform, water and structures such as walls, seating, lighting, steps etc. The U.S.A. is a large country with varied geographical resources presenting opportunities to landscape architects to improvise with and accommodate these resources. Even though there is minimal threat to natural habitats the growing urbanization and moving population is encouraging construction and designing of neighborhood parks or playgrounds. These are relatively small but of intensive use for education, health and recreation purposes.
The landscape architect is not a lonely figure. They have the backing of professional associations and a wide spectrum of projects ranging from roads, reservoirs, river reclamation, forests, housing development projects, industrial estates, rapid urbanization and other projects. If one is thinking of becoming a landscape architect, one needs to have a creative flair and appreciation for nature in all its forms. Along with this is needed an analytical mind to design, manage, preserve and rehabilitate cities into functional and aesthetically pleasing entities. Whether working for a firm or being self-employed, the increasing demand for designed outdoor spaces is turning landscape architecture into a challenging profession.
A landscape architects services can also be utilized well by owners of commercial establishments like a restaurant with an outdoor area or preschool with a large area for kids to run around, or large-scale projects like a beach & country club. Collaborating with a landscape expert not only utilizes that persons design skill to enhance ones backyard, but may also bring the client discounts on plant materials. Beyond that, a landscape professional can help homeowners add years of enjoyment of, and satisfaction for, their outdoor spaces.
Using a landscaper to design your yard can definitely up your propertys value. Most landscape professionals have a keen eye, and can ensure that various elements come together nicely or harmonize with your homes dominant architectural style. For example, a landscape expert may opt to use free-form landscape to provide visually appealing contrast to a symmetrical house facade. A professional landscaper also will not just plop down on the ground decorative hardscapes like boulders and rocks without consideration of the landscape topography and direction.
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