Our Thoughts on the Softscape (Plants)
Softscape is defined as the live horticultural elements that create a unique landscape area and are critical in producing various sensory experiences. Softscape elements include seasonal flowers, seasonal garden plants, cycads, succulents, cacti, shrubs, palms, and trees. All of which, require routine management duties such as turf grass mowing, aerating, fertilizing and pest management. Planting beds and open spaces need spray treatment practices that include pest management. Flowers, shrubs, cycads, palms, and trees need trimming at specific times of the year. Irrigation systems need to be reprogrammed every three months to ensure that each plant gets a specific and required amount of water.
We know that the softscape can make or break any finished landscape design project. We believe that the softscape is more than just selecting and placing plants. We understand that you cannot see most of the environment’s external affects that have an internal effect on the plant throughout its lifecycle. It is critical that the specific needs of our diverse desert plant palette are met. Proper softscape management will ensure that plants are healthy, vigorous, and able to thrive within the desert extremes.
Through our scientific understanding of the natural environment, our softscape standards of success goals are to produce aesthetically beautiful, environmentally friendly, sustainable softscapes- that have plant characteristics that require less maintenance and more financially feasible to manage over time. Our philosophy regarding softscapes is fundamental and is derived from the first rule of landscaping, ”Right Plant, Right Place”.
Our Thoughts on the Hardscape
Hardscapes are any man-made features used in landscape architecture or design. Pools, spas, patios, fire pits, pergolas, pathways, irrigation systems, lighting systems, and granite are some examples of hardscape elements. Hardscaping elements are the framework from which the rest of your landscape will be constructed, and work to provide form, structure, and function for any outdoor living space. Juxtaposing these hardscape elements have a direct, positive effect on the overall function of your hardscape, and on how people react to the entire landscape.
Just as the softscape can make or break a development, we believe that the hardscape can have the same effect. His hardscape standards of success goals are based upon how the visual qualities of shape and form influence the site’s balance and directly impacts the landscape element’s ability to successfully integrate within the intended site function and overall ability to influence the client to become immersed within the outdoor living space.
Through scientific understanding of how the natural environment can accommodate various hardscape elements; and how these elements can be situated across your site; Our goal is to produce sustainable, locally sourced, beautiful hardscapes, that require low levels of management, and have a reduced carbon footprint, all while seamlessly supporting the softscape to create harmony, rhythm, and rhyme across the entire site.
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