Landscapers in langhorne pa
Landscaping in Langhorne Pakes, (also called "lawn and landscape") is a form of landscaping, which includes gardening, and sometimes includes the planting, tending and maintenance of plants in a landscaped garden. Lawns are typically the most commonly used type of landscaping. Landscaping is most often used in private homes but it can also be done on business properties and public parks. A typical homeowner will own a lawn, several plants and shrubs, and occasionally a tree or fountain.
Landscaping professionals include:
Landscape architects who design, plan, and manage landscaping projects
Landscape contractors who install and maintain landscaping
Landscape maintenance professionals who maintain the landscaping once it is installed.
Landscaping encompasses a range of activities. They include everything from selecting the kind of plants, trees, shrubs, flowers and other landscape materials to deciding how the plants, trees and other materials should be arranged in relation to each other, to deciding what form of irrigation is necessary, to the physical construction of materials such as water features, ponds and retaining walls. Most landscaping services require a permit before installing new landscape or removing and replacing old plants or other landscape materials.
In the United States, there are two distinct types of landscape architects: registered landscape architects (RLAs), and licensed landscape architects (LLAs). The LLA designation represents a specialized degree and/or advanced degree in landscape architecture.
Although most of the activities in landscaping are covered under the term of "landscaping", the definition and terms of landscape architecture vary in different countries, so the profession is often described under the titles of "landscape architect", "landscape designer", or "garden architect".
Planting, arranging, and developing a landscape garden involves the creation of a series of spaces with specific functions and design elements. The landscape should include a variety of vegetation that is well maintained and properly balanced with each other.
Design and planning process
The design and planning process begins with a series of meetings with the homeowner, discussing the budget, the needs of the property and the landscaping plan. It is at this point the homeowners can determine whether they want a full landscape design, a partial landscape design, or if they want something that is already built.
The planning process starts with developing a "site plan", which is the first step in designing a landscape. A site plan is a visual representation of the site that illustrates the placement of the site's building, landscaping, and any other objects such as an outdoor fireplace, that will affect or be affected by the overall plan. The landscaping design will be developed according to the site plan and once the design has been finalized, a construction plan will be prepared.
Landscape planning process can involve conceptual development, development phase, and final design phase.
The design process varies in complexity from a simple two-dimensional sketch, to more sophisticated work done with CAD software, to detailed, three-dimensional representations in AutoCAD, such as 3d landscapes. An initial study is often used to get a picture of the existing site and what is required, this study can include topographical maps, aerial photography, sketches, or any other means. Design is based on the initial studies and the site plan. The process starts with designing the hardscape and includes choosing a landscape design, developing a planting plan, and a structure plan. Once the site and the hardscape design have been developed, the landscape is designed in a series of stages based on the concept of a "landscape timeline". The "timeline" design philosophy helps a designer visualize and plan the landscape in sections. These sections are separated into planning and designing and implementation. Once the different phases of the landscape design are complete, the plantings are planned and constructed.
The first stage in a landscape design is to establish the conceptual theme or goal of the landscape. This is the first step that will have a great influence on the rest of the design, and will have to be planned and developed. What is important to remember is that the goals that are set at this stage are not necessarily followed, as a final design will be created and evaluated. The designer should use the goals, objectives and ideas that they have for the landscape to shape the design of the hardscape (site plan, retaining wall, water features, pathways, and building areas). There are several ways to accomplish this, they can include hand drawing sketches, color drawings, photographs, 3-D drawings, computer programs, and CAD software. The use of drawings, sketches, photographs, and CAD are the most basic and can be used interchangeably to achieve the goals and objectives of the design. The development of a 3-Dimensional, conceptual design will help in the implementation of the site plan.
The conceptual design for a landscape should take into account many different factors and considerations such as the site, building location, and existing building and site conditions. Before starting to draw a layout for a landscape, it is necessary to analyze the site and determine the areas of land that are available for a design. A site map can also be utilized to help guide the design process and help create the "vision". The site should have some characteristics that will help guide the designer such as slope, height, size of site, and contour. It is important that the site be well suited to the design, and that it has features that compliment and enhance the design. Having a positive "site context" is crucial to the design and will have a large influence on the overall development of the landscape. The size of the site is of great importance and will affect how the overall design will function. The size of the site will have an influence on how the design and landscape will be used and how it will relate to the site. When developing a design for a site it is important to think about what landscape will be most appropriate for the site and it's environment, including environmental issues such as proximity to wildlife, water, wind, and other natural surroundings.
The next step of the landscape design process is to create a site plan, which will include the elevation and land conditions. When developing a design for the site plan, it is important to take into account what type of landscape will best fit the site and what features will be necessary to achieve the goals of the design. Using the site plan to identify what type of landscape will work best can be a very important part of the design process. This will help with the coordination of other elements such as water, hardscape, and lighting. The site plan will also serve as a great reference for future use and maintenance of the landscape. As the design evolves and changes, it is important that it can easily adapt to accommodate the landscape design. The purpose of the landscape is not to be used for the first few years of the design process, but to help the designer see what will work best for the site. This will help prevent expensive mistakes and unnecessary costs. In some cases, it may be necessary to change the overall design because of limited use of the site. For example, when designing a site for a wedding, it is unlikely to have the same use year after year, however, if the site plan design is created properly, it can accommodate changes and still be well integrated into the site.
Water features can be used to enhance the design and site plan, but there are certain considerations that should be taken into account. Water features can greatly affect the overall design of the site and the type of landscaping that is used. Water features, like the rest