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					Graves County High School Landscape Design Spring 2003
Instructor: Kelvin Howard

Main Idea
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What part do hardscapes play in the landscape plan?
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Constructed part of the landscape Designed and installed as an integral part of the landscape

What is the purpose of hardscapes?
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Site management Enclosures Focal points of interest Connect various areas Accent existing structures

Materials used in site management.
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Direct traffic flow through the use of walks and driveways. Control landscape features with the use of a retaining wall.

Materials used for enclosures.
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Determining “outdoor rooms.”
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Fences Walls Arbors Trellises Screens

Materials used for focal points of interest.
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Direct individual interest.
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Patio Decks Pool Gazebo

Materials used to connect various areas.
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Connection between “outdoor rooms.”
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Paths Walks Steps Planters

Materials used to accent existing structures.
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Draws eye
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Garden structure Garden furniture Boulders

Materials used in hardscapes
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Variety
Blend with what is natural

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Many choices Keep unity

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Choices of Materials.
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Gravel
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Paths, driveways, planting beds Keep in place with brick or lumber Quick to install Can get messy

Choices of Materials. (cont.)
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Concrete
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Driveways, walls, walks, steps, patios Colored or textured Durable

Choice of Materials. (cont.)
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Wood
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Decks, fences, furniture, trellises, gazebos Railroad ties used for steps, paths, walls, and planters Wood bark used for mulch

Choices of Materials. (cont.)
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Stone
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Flag stone used in natural gardens Walls, walks, and steps Accents in rock gardens Borders around planting areas

Choices of Materials. (cont.)
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Bricks
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Walls, walks, patios Border for beds Common and beautiful Various patterns Formal gardens


				
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