So what is landscape design really, in today’s modern form?
Today no one doubts that landscape design is a true art. It embodies aspects of three areas, you might say, holding on to three whales, such as:
- Design and architecture
- Crop production and botany
- cultural history and philosophy
The most important point and the first stage is, of course, the design and layout of the area. It is necessary to think over and make a plan of arrangement of all objects on paper.
And arrangement consists not in simple placing of objects, and in their stylistic association taking into account all features. In other words, it is necessary to make a complete self-sufficient composition in which everything will be on the places.
In addition, the preliminary design allows you to determine the composition and order of engineering works, such as: installation of irrigation systems, drainage device, lighting wiring, etc.
In the process of development of the design also takes into account the terrain relief, its climatic characteristics, soil characteristics. This already makes it possible to choose those combinations of greenery that will develop well in the conditions of a particular site, and at the same time will harmoniously fit into the space, which is also important.
The third point has a great influence in creating thematic gardens and compositions. For example: paysage landscape, Japanese gardens, Chinese gardens, Country style composition, etc. Here it is necessary to know the peculiarities of the culture, in the style of which the composition is created, its philosophical currents and directions.