Sustainable landscape architecture is a form of sustainable design pertaining to the conceptualization and design of outdoor space.
This can encompass, social and economic phases of sustainability. For instance, the design of a sustainable urban drainage system may enhance habitats for fauna and flora; catapult recreational amenities, as people love to be close to water; save money, as erecting building culverts is expensive and floods lead to immense financial harm.
Sustainability is a part of conventional Vitruvian goals of the design process: amenities, firmness and pleasure. Designed to be appealing and in balance with the local environment and climate, it should need least resource inputs.It can be viewed as a source of both firmness and commodity: an outdoor area tends to last longer and offer more commodities to its owners if it sustains at low inputs of energy, water, fertilizer etc, and it generates fewer noise, pollution, water runoff.
Sustainable landscaping begins with a great layout or design that encompasses functional, cost efficient, visually appealing, eco-friendly and maintainable areas.
There are short-term and long-term objectives for a sustainable landscape, for instance a short-term objective may encompass saving water or using a compost bin.
Landscape design starts with the concept of the future use of the property. Deploying a professional landscape developer can be ideal for the construction process and plant selection. The design process usually encompasses a primary plan, site inventory and evaluation, construction documents, implementation, and monitoring.
It is a part of sustainable design associated with the planning and design of outdoor space. This may encompass ecological, social and economic phases of sustainability.
Sustainable landscape architecture functions on the following principles:
Over the past century, mankind has drastically changed the environment through land grading, construction and building. Hence reversing the negative impacts we have had on our own lives, we can pave the way for a healthier, more sustainable concept of landscaping and gardening.