You know what landscaping is. You mow your lawn, and pull the weeds from the flowerbeds- maybe that’s part of your weekend routine when the weather is nice! But what is landscape architecture? And how does it apply to you and your home? Orbit offers a wide variety of home improvement services, and this is one of them! Keep reading to learn more about this beautiful and functional way to enjoy your outdoor spaces! 

What is landscape architecture?

Landscape architecture is the practice of designing spaces and environments in outdoor or indoor settings. These spaces usually have elements of architecture, engineering, and art involved, as well was environment within them. Think this sounds like basic gardening? Landscape architecture is much more involved! Landscape architects do more than plotting out where the plants, shrubs, and trees will go. Depending on the wishes of the property owner, the design can include anything from water features to pavers to a special meditation or memorial area!

What do landscape architects do?

On top of planting beautiful shrubs, flower beds, trees and more, landscape architects analyze a space, plan their designs, and then begin the building process. These spaces are then kept and maintained and enjoyed by the people and communities surrounding it. Landscape architecture can even conserve and restore wildlife habitats! 

Where will I see it? 

Wondering where you can see some landscape architecture? Everywhere! There is a wide variety of categories and places that landscape architecture can be easily admired. From restaurants to wedding venues and from your home to the neighborhood park, any place that we can interact with and enjoy nature is an opportunity for a landscape architect to shine!

  • Homes and gardens
  • Streets and sidewalks
  • Venues
  • Shopping centers
  • Office buildings
  • University campuses
  • Playgrounds
  • Memorials
  • Museums 
  • Parks

More than Commercial!

Landscape architects work in other spaces besides commercial- they also work in residential areas as well! Landscape architecture doesn’t have to be a huge undertaking. It could simply be planning an outdoor living area in your backyard, or a grilling station to complement your pool. If you have been thinking of sprucing up your home, look no further! The experts at Orbit can help you achieve your dream home! Contact us today! See some more of our work on our Facebook page.