Enhance environment; add value to projects; responsive to cultural aspects; design of outdoor recreational facilities; specifications of plant materials, equipment, and outdoor furniture.
Landscape designers differ from landscape architectures; as landscape designers work on planning and arranging architectural elements, along with assembling gardens for outdoor spaces.
Landscape design is some kind of art that requires a high side of creativity to incorporate different elements and allow them to be in harmony together.
On planning to design an outdoor space, landscape designers with prior gardening experience will be considered as a merit, since one of the main aspects when designing a landscape is "Garden Design".
Although landscape designers don't required to be certified, but acquiring knowledge with many different fields such as; architecture and geography, soil and civil engineering, land surveying, landscape contracting, and botany will be considered as a privilege; as experienced and knowing landscape designer is highly recommended to be a pioneer within the field.
Landscape design is like any kind of knowledge and practiced science that requires some 101 rules to be perfectly handled. And by 101 rules we don't mean that without them landscape designing won't be accomplished, but they are only some rules to regulate the work, at the end of the day, not to forget that landscape designing is an artwork that requires a lot of creativity to be accomplished.
Landscape Design Principles:
1- Unity: Where using of one or more elements within the overall design, provides what we call "Design Theme" its unified style and identity.
2- Simplicity: Keeping everything simple and clean is one of the main principle that should be used within any plan and landscape design.
3- Balance: A sense of equality within the design, will provide the whole design with that required harmony among its various and different elements, some kind of contrast will occur by using balance rule while designing the landscape.
4- Colors: Science of color usage is highly implemented within landscape design, where landscape designers are free to use from a plenty of choice of different colors, in one condition; that they know the science behind using each color and its psychological impact on viewers.
5- Natural Transition: When applying transition, landscape designers ensures keeping both unity and simplicity of the design, as we gradually takes steps within changing elements shapes, colors, or even texture.
6- Line:is of the more structural principles of landscape design. It can mostly be related to the way beds, walkways, and entryways move and flow.
7- Proportion: Simply, it refers to size of the elements related to each other. By keeping elements proportional to one another in a design, landscape designers ensures the harmony within a design.
8- Repetition:Is directly related to unity. It's good to have a variety of elements and forms in the garden but repeating these elements gives variety expression.