Published at Friday, March 30th 2018. by Sherry Case in Front Yard.
The first American professional landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead Sr. was responsible for construction of the new Central Park (NY) in 1857. The project was resumed after the Civil War along with new ones in Brooklyn, N.Y.; New Britain, Connecticut; San Francisco, California; Chicago, Illinois and across America. With the success of these ventures and the growing popularity of constructed park cemeteries, the landscape gardener was beginning to be referred to as a landscape architect. Schools and colleges across the country pitched in, offering professional degrees in landscape architecture to budding landscape architects. Landscape architecture is now recognized by the International Labor Organization and is represented by the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA).
Because you are going to be designing the front landscape around accessibility, the first thing you should decide on is where your paths and driveway are going to go. In many cases this may already be decided for you depending on where your garage is. Once you know where these important parts of the front yard are then you need to create a landscaping design around them.
Landscape design cannot be described in a few simple terms. There are several different landscape design architecture jobs that one can choose to focus on: Land Development, Site Planning, Urban/Town Planning, Regional Landscape Planning, Park and Recreation Planning, Land Development Planning, Ecological Planning and Development, Historical Preservation and Reclamation, and Social and Behavioral Aspects to Landscape Planning. With the scope of the profession so broad and the projects so varied, landscape architecture is sure to encompass any aspect of landscape design.
One similarity when landscaping the front compared with the backyard is that in general it is the simpler designs that work the best. In fact having a simple design is even more essential in the front yard than in the back. Not only will this help to make your house more inviting but it will also keep the cost down - you dont want to be spending a lot of money on landscaping a yard that you will hardly ever use other than to walk to your front door. That said, we dont want to play down the importance of a good front yard design either. Place attractive and colorful items in your front yard, but dont over do it.
o Keep a watch on the architecture of your house. The front yard should depend on the architectural style of the home. Many people make oval shaped or diagonal shaped front yard in accordance with the architectural style of the building.
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