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					      Landscaping


The art and science of growing
 plants in an outdoor setting.
            The Art of Landscaping
  Art - The production or expression of what is
  beautiful or appealing.
       • Painters - Colors
       • Musicians - Sounds
       • Sculptors - Shapes

       • Landscape designers - Plants


LANDSCAPING = Arranging plants in away that is pleasing to the eye.
                        (and functional!)
         Landscape Benefits
What are the benefits from well-landscaped
residential properties?

• Aesthetic Value           • Increase property value

• Plants convey warmth,     • Lend themselves to many
protection, and comfort     activities

• Reduces noise pollution   • Lower heating and cooling
                            cost
     Landscaping Considerations
Landscapers must consider many factors during
the work on a landscape job.

 • terrain                          • climate
 • home, building, or other        • intended use of the property
 physical structure
                     • client’s wants

 In other words… The landscaping must “fit it”
 to the existing “landscape”
      Careers in The Green Industry
   Arborist - Tree care
   Associations - Green Industry associations & organizations
   Forester - Timber production
   Greenhouse Management - Growing and retailing annuals and perennials
   Green Industry Sales - Marketing and sales
   Horticulturalist - Grower or plant care technician
   Landscape Architect - Design professional level projects
   Landscape Contractor - Landscape design, installation and maintenance
   Landscape Designer - Design planting beds and landscapes
   Lawn Technician - Lawn care industry
   Nursery Management - Growing and selling trees & shrubs
   Parks & Recreation - Park management & recreational activities
   Turfgrass Management - Golf courses, athletic fields, recreational facilities,
         Landscaping Do’s and Don’t
                (Function)
   Outdoor dining area located too far from the kitchen, making
    getting food to and from inconvenient.
   Patio or other outdoor living area in exposed, afternoon sun
   Trees selected and placed so that their size and location makes
    them fill the gutters on the house and garage several times a
    year.
   Water source located too far from where you need it (flower
    or veggie garden) to be convenient. Ditto electrical outlets.
   Lighting that glares in your face, but doesn't light the path
    where you need to see where you're stepping.
                            Don’ts
   Main entry to house not clear to visitors when they arrive. It
    should be obvious where you want them to go. They
    shouldn't have to cut across a lawn or creep through bushes
    looking for a way in.
   Walls or hedges directly adjacent to a driveway that make it
    difficult to open car doors freely. Ditto a driveway so narrow
    that when you get out of your car, you have to walk on the
    adjacent lawn or mulched area to get past the car.
   Shrubs, trees, or other tall plants located at the end of the
    driveway so that you can't see oncoming traffic when you
    want to get out.
                           Don’ts
   Lawn shapes laid out so that they require a lot of extra
    trimming to get into awkward corners.
   A porch or steps that is so small that the door knocks you
    off into the foundation planting when you open it.
   Plantings along driveways and walks that are in the way of
    snow removal, whether a plow needs to push it
    somewhere, or you need to throw it with a shovel.
   Uneven or tippy paving stones that cause a safety hazard.
    Ditto walks so narrow that people have to walk single file.
                  What’s next?
   Principles of Art
   Designing the Landscape Area
   The Design Process

   Let’s Play!

				
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