Homeowners manage to make their property more inviting by improving the looks of their landscape. Arranging of plants, putting up some interesting structures, and adjustments to the terrain are all pieces of the puzzle to landscaping.
Today, landscaping involves modern technology to transform the open-air areas into functional, sustainable, aesthetically pleasing places for a great outdoor experience. Landscape maintenance companies use technological solutions to improve and customize spaces to fit their client’s needs.
Landscaping technology once was exclusive for commercial purposes but scientific advances made it available to the public.
Virtual & Interactive Landscape Design Software
Before it was blueprinted with mock-up drawings for your landscape design, replaced by full-color versions and 3-D presentations. Now it is moving towards Virtual Reality (VR), with the headset on potential customers are taken on a virtual tour at their new outdoor space with interactive designs while in the comforts of their home. Designs can be replaced or added by using drag, drop, and tap features of mechanisms with design software installed in devices.
Technology is moving at a fast pace and led to the development of Augmented Reality (AR). Real elements in this world are put into a phone or a tablet. A prospect will be able to see the design in their own space as if it was real. Birds and butterflies are flying in the garden, trees are swaying with the wind, leaves are falling, and you can navigate outdoors.
Irrigation Management Systems (IMS)
Water is an important resource proper use will avoid any water shortages. Landscapes will be healthy and green with the right amount of water, no water running down the street is tolerated.
IMS is a flow sensing apparatus that can detect any abnormal water flow. It automatically shuts off a zone or area and triggers an alarm whenever there is an unusual condition. IMS makes use of the regional weather data to control precisely the amount of water that should be utilized. Meteorological conditions are applied to the weather data to compute the dampness in plants and the amount of water lost to evaporation. The zone run times will adapt every day to provide the correct volume of water.
A more sophisticated IMS device provides data to farmers for better crop water use, maximum yield, and reduced input expenses. There are different irrigation solutions to choose to remedy various irrigation problems such as a wireless flow sensor, a wireless valve in place of a battery valve, additional valves, replacement of defective wires, and many others.
Edible Front Yards
Planting edible veggies and fruits in your front landscape is an excellent way of providing delectable organic food on your table and adding beauty to your sun-kissed front yard. A software installed in a device can help you choose the right veggies and in designing your landscape project.
Fleshy black eggplants, rather wild artichokes, blue-green kale, and purple sage will complement your ornamental plants. It is hard to resist the temptation of eating artichokes but if you allow it to blossom you will love the bloom that cannot be seen in any flower shop.
Zucchini, cucumbers, and squash are great additions to any food but these require space. You can manage their growth by planting them in raised containers and enjoy the best of both worlds. Provide some structures to the sprawling vines to prevent them from spreading in your garden.
Aside from veggies, there are other options like dwarf fruit trees. The color of lemon or orange will serve as an accent to your pathway border. It will remain small when deep-rooted in the ground and can also be planted in pots if you have a small space.
Why settle for an ordinary shrub when you can have a bright, intense blueberry with fruits ready for your muffins or smoothies.
A rain garden is basically an enormous depression in the ground that is utilized to gather rainwater. It is not a pond, wetland, or water garden and is often dry. They drain within 12 to 48 hours which prevents mosquitoes from breeding.
The concept of a rain garden is not new, but it is continuously evolving with its design, construction, and utilization. Water sifts through the ground to the rest of the area so that it will be available for the plants in the garden. It is a great way to save water and also serves as an irrigation system.
It is designed to catch rainwater overflow from house downspouts, driveways, patios, and lawns. Rain gardens are useful in eliminating nutrients, chemicals, and sediments from the runoff, and allows more water to steep into the ground.
Choose water-resistant plants and entrench them on the edges or on top of the basin such as perennials, shrubs, and wildflowers. Aside from making the space look good, it keeps the soil healthy and intact with its roots.