We present another hedge shrub. Dasiphora fruticosa is a short shrub with dense, rounded foliage.
It usually grows up to 1 m of height. The leaves are small, pinnate, divided into 3 to 7 elliptic leaflets.
It blooms between May and October with yellow flowers. It grows slowly and is long-lived. It is popular […]more »
Last week we talked about the principles of choosing plants in terms of their height. Today we will tackle the subject of choosing the plants in terms of their vegetation period. Contrary to what one might think, it is one of the most important criteria to be considered when designing a garden. Mistakes within that field […]more »
Having conducted all the necessary analyses we have the knowledge of the conditions prevailing on our lot: The pH value of the soil, its moistness, where the lit and shaded zones are located. This allows us to choose appropriate plants and plan where to put them. Our concept of a home garden and the way […]more »
This week we will tackle the subject of frost resistance.It is an important issue when it comes to landscape architecture as it tells us about the conditions of the habitat in which our plants are supposed to grow.
Hardiness zones (according to USDA) inform us about the degree to which plants are able to endure […]more »
This week we will tackle the issue of sun exposure. Just as in the case of habitat and soil conditions, also lighting has a significant influence on the way we design our garden.
Plants have varying light preferences. Some of them love the sun, others are better off in the shade. To plant correctly and […]more »
The amount of nutrients in the soil is a very important piece of information upon which depends whether we can allow ourselves to plant demanding greenery or if it would be better to choose plants which do not require a lot when it comes to their habitat.
Soil which does not contain a lot […]more »
The importance of determining soil’s pH value is reflected by how plants chosen wrongly when it comes to soil acidity manifest undesired effects or have their growth stunted.
We can test the pH value of the soil in our garden and choose the plants accordingly to ensure they have good conditions for growth and […]more »
Last week we discussed the proper way of conducting area inventory and updating our map. Having done that, it is necessary to conduct a series of analyses which will help us determine what soil conditions are prevailing on our lot and plan the steps to improve them.
We need to test the soil’s pH […]more »
If we made the decision to design a garden space, we should prepare a current map which will help us come up with an initial concept or design.
For this we need a map for design purposes which will tell us where our house is located. Such a map should be available in the architectural […]more »
The first and basic stage you cannot start designing your garden without is an interview with the investor. It applies to not only landscape architecture but also urban planning and interior design.
First, you need to learn about his expectations of the project which might prove very helpful in the later stages of your […]more »
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