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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?.

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Beginning the design process

Beginning the Design Process

Ms. Gripshover

Landscaping

Unit 7


Our objectives
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
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
How is a scale used in landscaping?

  • Most landscape plans are 1/8” scale

    • 1/8”= 1’ OR 1”= ???


Your task
Your Task

  • Practicing using a scale worksheet


How can activities be organized into goose egg plans
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 task1
Your Task

  • Practicing Goose Egg Plans


What is a bed pattern and why is it important in landscape design
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 task2
Your Task design?

  • 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
How are bed patterns developed on a landscape site? design?

  • 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