What is Landscape Architecture Today?
By: tapestryadmin on April 15th, 2016
Landscape Architecture is defined as the art and practice of designing the outdoor environment, especially designing parks or gardens together with buildings and roads. Landscape architecture is a multi-disciplinary field, incorporating aspects of botany, horticulture, the fine arts, architecture, industrial design, soil sciences, environmental psychology, geography, and ecology.
Being a complex and all encompassing profession, it leads many people to wonder exactly what is landscape architecture? Over the decades, landscape architecture and the services it offers has grown exponentially. There has been an increase in courses offered and an influx in the industry for individuals who wish to be licensed. There are many different aspects and avenues of landscape architecture, which will vary from location to location. It takes a great deal of understanding the earth, elements, beauty, balance, mathematics, precision, horticulture and logistics, making it a difficult yet fulfilling industry to master.
Within landscape architecture, comes many landscape design services that firms or individuals will offer. Some of our landscape design services include: site analysis, site planning, pools and spas, water features and ponds, natural stone terraces and patios, paver walkways and driveways, outdoor kitchens, built – in outdoor barbecues, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, pergolas, gazebos, and garden structures, stone retaining walls, deer resistant plantings, water gardens, perennial gardens, location of mature plants and specimens, and landscape lighting.
A licensed landscape architects, will know that the best results come from careful planning. It is important to understand each and every project needs and wants. It is also important to understand each property’s natural features and the township regulations at the beginning of every project. It is always recommend that an initial meeting at the designated property is planned for a walk through, so that the process with respect to the property and goals can be addressed.
To learn more about landscape architecture, the passion behind it or the services that it offers, feel free to contact us. We are here to help with any new project, residential or commercial, and are passionate about the ways to improve the natural beauty that surrounds us every day.