© 2000 - 2011 LawnMowingKing.com All rights Reserved
Landscape Design and Installation Wayne, Macomb and Oakland County Michigan
Please fill out the form below in order to receive a free, no obligation estimate regarding your Detroit, Michigan area
landscape design and installation project. Your level of involvement in the project is completely up to you. Whether it be your
imagination or ours, your 100% satisfaction is our only goal.
Landscape design is an independent profession and a design and art tradition, practised by landscape designers, combining nature and
culture. In contemporary practice landscape design bridges between landscape architecture and garden design.
Design scope
Landscape design focuses on both the integrated master landscape planning of a property and the specific garden design of landscape
elements and plants within it. The practical, aesthetic, horticultural, and environmental sustainability components merit Landscape design
inclusion. It is often divided into hardscape design and softscape design. Landscape designers often collaborate with related disciplines such
as architecture and geography, soils and civil engineering, surveying, landscape contracting, botany, and artisan specialties. Design project
focus can tend towards: in landscape design - artistic composition and artisanship, horticultural finesse and expertise, and a detailed site
involvement emphasis from concepts through construction; whereas in landscape architecture - focus of urban planning, city and regional
parks, civic and corporate landscapes, large scale interdisciplinary projects, and delegation to contractors after completing designs. There
can be significant overlap of talents and skills, depending on the education, licensing, and experience of the professional. Both landscape
designers and landscape architects practice landscape design.
Design approach
Factors in designing include objective qualities; such as the climate and microclimates; topography and orientation, site drainage and
groundwater recharge; municipal and resource building codes, soils and irrigation, human and vehicular access and circulation, recreational
amenities (ie: sports and water), furnishings and lighting, native plant habitat botany when present, property safety and security, construction
detailing, and other measurable considerations. Factors in designing also include subjective qualities such as: genius loci (the special site
qualities to emphasize); client's needs and preferences; desirable plants and elements to retain on site, modify, or replace, and available to
use as borrowed scenery from beyond; artistic composition from perspectives of both looking upon and being in the *gardens; spatial
development and definition; plant palettes in designed layouts, and artistic focal points for enjoyment. There are innumerable other design
factors and considerations brought to the complex process of designing a garden that is beautiful, well functioning, and thrives over time.