Principles of Sustainable Landscaping

Treat Water As A Resource Rainwater is usually treated as “waste” and allowed to flow into gutters and sewers. A sustainable landscaping approach sees water as a valuable resource. With proper design and plant selection the need for irrigation can be reduced or eliminated. Methods of rainwater harvesting can include [...]

Health Benefits Of Gardening

Gardening Strengthens the Immune System Gardening may not sound enticing when you find out about the germs and bacteria that live in the soil. Well, the good news is that exposure to these microorganisms may help people, especially young children, build immunity against many types of diseases. According to a [...]

Concepts of Landscape Design

There are two concepts that work together to ensure that creativity and functionality are both fostered, and integrated. Up first, the principles are like the software of landscape design. They are the instructions and concepts that both materialize ideas and help direct them. Likewise, the elements are like hardware. These [...]

Elements of Plants

The components and features There are five elements that are considered primary as Principles of design which are used to achieve feel and form in a design. There are also many other factors that may be equally or more important, or not relevant at all. These are called secondary elements [...]

Principles of Design

The principles of design are guidelines that can be used to help move the generalities of landscaping ideas to specifics. It involves seven traits that, when given proper consideration, will allow any design to be unified, cohesive and beautiful. These principles will also affect how the design feels, flows and [...]