Landscape construction is a measure for improving a land plot to create a comfortable living zone and recreation. It is a rational transformation of the territory: qualified distribution of buildings, recreation areas, landscaping. Landscape architecture and construction is a complex multi-stage work that includes a pre-project analysis of the backyard, the approval of the plan with the client, and its implementation on the site.
What does landscaping include?
- Site preparation for construction,
- the lining of drainage systems,
- reconstruction of natural reservoirs,
- modelling tracks and areas,
- planting trees and shrubs,
- creation of a garden lighting system,
- arrangement of lawns and flower beds,
- creation of decorative objects,
- design of mouthwatering systems.
The features and scope of landscape construction are determined based on a plan that considers how large-scale changes are to be made.
When is landscaping required?
Ordering the services of a landscape designer is necessary at the stage:
- land acquisition
- construction planning
- reconstruction planning
Before buying land for construction, it is necessary to consult a designer since not every plot is suitable for implementing the client’s wishes for its improvement. A specialist will help you avoid buying mistakes that are difficult to correct.
Consultation with a specialist before starting work will help develop a plot for construction to improve the site.
Suppose you decide to reconstruct your site or carry out partial repair and construction work. In that case, you will need landscape design and construction services.
A landscape project is created using computer programs that allow you to see the final result of site planning. The design assumes a combination of traditional and modern technologies in landscape construction.
Arrangement of walkways
Paths are the basis for the improvement of the entire site. The pavement material is limited only by the imagination of the clients. In addition to traditional paving slabs, the following is used:
- clinker brick
- wooden elements
- a natural stone
- bulk elements
- polymer coating
- concrete plates
The choice of material for road and landscape construction depends on the functional load. Particular attention is paid to access roads, places of frequent walking. The material for the base of the walkway should be selected based on the functional load. Geotextiles have become widespread as an essential basis for the creation of garden paths.
Geosynthetics will help you reduce sand costs, prevent site deformation and soil subsidence under heavy loads, control moisture and drainage system performance.
The device of water compositions
The high level of development of design technologies makes it possible to create various objects of garden and park and landscape construction and equip natural or artificial reservoirs. These can be reservoirs with stagnant water (pond, swamp, swamp) or flowing (stream, fountain, cascade, waterfall). A small waterfall or pond on the site adds dynamism to the landscape.
The stages of creating reservoirs
- pit preparation
- laying of communications and drainage system
- filling with water
To keep the water in the reservoir always clear, you can install purification systems.
Small architectural forms
These are objects of mass use (street lamps, flowerpots), decorative objects (sculptures, gazebos, fountains) and areas for outdoor activities (sandboxes, swings, slides). Small decorative forms include garden furniture, fences and fences.
It is impossible to imagine a garden plot without landscaping objects. They fill the space, creating a characteristic style.
Stages of landscape construction
- project creation
- site planning according to the finished project
- engineering and construction works
The project depends on how the backyard area will look after the completion of the work. At this stage, you choose a design style (regular, landscape, oriental, etc.), draw up a communications plan, alternate buildings with a green zone. At the planning stage, it is necessary to provide for drains to remove water after rain.
Engineering and construction work involves laying underground communications (if necessary), structures, geodetic support of landscape construction, construction of buildings, and decorative decoration of the territory. This is the practical implementation of the created plan.
The final stage is landscaping: arrangement of flower beds, lawns.
How long will it take to improve the personal plot?
It depends on the scope of work. A project can take from a couple of days to 5-6 months if we talk about working on a large empty area until all the work is completed.