Beginning the Design Process Ms. Gripshover Landscaping Unit 7
Our Objectives • Demonstrate the use of a scale. • Describe how activities can be organized into goose egg plans. • Explain the importance of bed patterns. • Develop bed patterns for a landscape.
What is scale? • In order to make an accurate design, the plan must be drawn using actual dimensions • It would be impossible to draw the “life size” of the home, lot, plants, etc. • Therefore, plans are “scaled down” • Scale- a piece of drafting equipment that allows you to draw your plan accurately
How is a scale used in landscaping? • Most landscape plans are 1/8” scale • 1/8”= 1’ OR 1”= ???
Your Task • Practicing using a scale worksheet
How can activities be organized into goose egg plans? • Goose egg plan- a sketch of rough ovals and circles on a drawing that shows the placement of activities in a yard • This helps to separate a vast area into smaller rooms • Remember the following: • Quick and rough sketches are ok • How will people be moving around the yard • Use the FIS
Your Task • Practicing Goose Egg Plans
What is a bed pattern and why is it important in landscape design? • Bed patterns- form a framework for the design • Outline the location of where the shrubs, flowers, etc. will go • Separates lawn from planting area • Appears more organized
Your Task • Several Volunteers needed • 2 for a lawn mower • Several for plants • We will set up the room like a yard and determine the importance of bed patterns • 1st scatter plant throughout room • 2nd put plants into bed patterns
How are bed patterns developed on a landscape site? • 3 major types of patterns: • 90 degrees to the home- compliments house and gives a symmetrical appearance • 45 degrees to the home- give an asymmetrical design • Curved lines- make bold arches • Viewer’s eye will follow the line • Use only one type of bed pattern in a design • On the house, the bed pattern should either begin and end 1/3 or 2/3 down the length of the wall