Landscape Design professional
A landscape design should be prepared before installation of the landscape. Planning and design are both an art and a science. Environmental condition should be strongly considered during preparation of a landscape design. The materials to be used should be selected properly and located to achieve the desired purpose. On a large scale, there are 4 professionals. These are as
A. The landscape architect.
B. Landscape constructor.
C. Nursery person.
D. Landscape maintenance supervisor.
A. Landscape architect
The American society of landscape Architects defines landscape architecture as. The art of design, Planning or management of the land, arrangement of natural and man – made elements.
Thereon, through application of cultural and scientific knowledge, with concern for resource conservation, and stewardship, to the end that resultant environment serves a useful and enjoyable purpose constitution of the American society of Landscape Architect.
The landscape architect is thus a service provider who advises a client about plans that can enhance the client’s environment. He or she is the consultant who provides site plan and planting plan for the project. The landscape architect also provides detailed guideline about how to install the landscape and then oversees the project to completion. Portion of the project are sub – contracted to other professionals.
B. Landscape contractor
The landscape contractor is a person who using the architectural plan, installs the structures and plants in the landscape. It is important that the landscape contractor and architect thoroughly understand one another and agree on the practices and their implementation at a particular time. The landscape architect may be recommend a specific contractor to a client.
C. Nursery person
After the plans have been clearly understood, the landscape architect contacts with supplier for the materials to be used in a project. Plant materials are obtained from nursery person. The landscape architect may particulate at this levels to ensure that the most suitable materials are selected for use. After installation of the landscape, the landscape architect inspects the work and approves it, if it is done according to plan.
D. Landscape maintenance supervisor:
The maintenance supervisor is responsible for managing the finished project to ensure that it becomes properly established according to pan and to the satisfaction of the client.