The Completed Landscape Design
Please be sure to read the Introduction as well as the Sustainability and Landscape Design, and Base Plan and the Landscape Design Sequence sections of this information series. Previous information is needed to fully understand the information in this section.
When the landscape design sequence has been completed through the draft design stage, the designer is ready to begin development of a final or completed landscape design. To complete a landscape design, specific hard-goods and plant materials must be selected. These selections are made through the use of principles of design and elements of design. This process is completed with the development of a plan view drawing which represents the final or completed landscape design.
- Principles of design is a process that defines and ties all individual components together to create unity within a design. Example of principles of design would be: simplicity, variety, balance, emphasis, sequence, and scale.
- Elements of design are the criteria used in selecting and organizing plants and hard-goods into the landscape. Using these criteria the designer will be more likely to use a wider variety of plants.
- This process is completed with the development of a plan view drawing which represents the final or completed landscape design.