It is very important that plants be placed appropriately in the landscape
- not only to achieve aesthetic and functional goals, but also to
ensure healthy plants by siting them in the appropriate microclimatic
conditions, and to facilitate effective and efficient maintenance.
Accomplishing this is often simply a matter of being aware of maintenance
issues along with the types of equipment and methods used in maintaining
the facility, and then considering these during the planning and design
The design of this area is fine from an aesthetic point of view but
adds to the cost of maintaining the landscape by not somehow integrating
the trees with the planting bed instead of placing them within the
lawn. At a minimum, the trees should have mulch around their base
An integrated combination of stone pathways, decks, and careful plant
placement can create an inviting backyard experience.
The way we design and manage our landscapes has significant impact
on the environment. Plant selection and placement, irrigation, fertilization
and pest control methods all interact with each other to determine
the environmental impact of your landscape.