Landscape is a picture representing a section of natural, inland scenery, as of prairie, woodland, mountains, and an expanse of natural scenery seen by the eye in one view.
Landscaping should be a means of creating an environment that enhances a person’s lifestyle and enhances the area in which they are actually doing this enhancement, which might encompass many different things.
Landscape Architecture Landscape architecture is the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of human-made constructs. The scope of the profession includes architectural design, site planning, housing estate development, environmental restoration, town or urban planning, urban design, parks and recreation planning, regional planning, and historic preservation. A practitioner in the field of landscape architecture is called a landscape architect. Landscape Architecture has sometimes been called “the invisible profession” because we design places– the places between buildings, the places we move about in every day, the places that make us comfortable, safe, and healthy, that provide us stimulation or peace of mind, and that affect our quality of life. Benefits of Landscaping:A landscape provides a very functional role in that it can increase the usability of your property. A carefully planned and landscaped yard can double or triple the square footage of living space through the creation of outdoor rooms. By creating different areas for cooking, dining, recreation, and relaxation, you have more living options than if you relied on the inside of your house alone.
• Landscaping can add value to your home and surrounding property. People will pay more for a home that looks nice and well maintained on the outside, as well as in, and home property values reflect that. The more your home is worth, the more equity it will have. We all strive to add value to our assets and this is an easy, enjoyable way to do a favor for yourself, your home, and your neighbors.
• Don’t forget about those trees; they can add quite a lot to your landscape. If placed properly, trees can help you save up to 25% on heating and cooling costs by keeping your climate system running more efficiently. They also provide shelter from wind, rain, and the hot summer sun. Along with these benefits, planting a nice tree will look marvelous as well.
• And now we come to the most well-known benefit of landscaping- if planned out well, landscaping will increase the aesthetic quality of your property. A nice assortment of trees and shrubs help your home to blend into the surrounding environment, and thus it becomes more visually pleasing. With the addition of annuals and perennials, color and visual contrast is added to the landscape. With a quality landscape that is well-maintained, you will feel good to know it has been shown that an attractive property will reflect positively on its owner.
• Landscaping can also be a good source of exercise that is not vigorous or straining on your muscles. This is an additional aspect that becomes more important the older that you get. This may not be the case if you choose to lift heavy landscaping items, but there are many activities to keep you busy which are easy and manageable for anyone at almost any age.