Presentation on theme: "Site analysis and Landscape Design"— Presentation transcript:
1 Site analysis and Landscape Design Catherine WissnerHorticulturistUniversity of Wyoming,Cooperative Extension ServiceLaramie County,Cheyenne, Wyoming
2 True or False?If you want afternoon summer shade plant a tree on the north side of your house?
3 Know your Weather Albany County Weather. Average summer high temp 79 degrees.Average summer low temp 46 degrees.Average winter high temp 32 degrees.Average winter low temp 8 degrees.Annual Precipitation 11 inches.50% chance of a Frost as late as June 13, as early as Sept 2.
4 Step one Get a map of the site or measure the area to be Landscaped. Locate North.
5 1. Microclimates, good and bad spots. 2. Where is North.. Site Analysis1. Microclimates, good and bad spots.2. Where is North..3. Seasonal Sun angles4. What Scale will you be using?For example: 1inch = 10 feet.
11 Site Analysis – Topography 0-3% flat to gently sloping, possible surface drainage problems, soil depth is greater here.3-8% gently sloping to rolling terrain soil concentration in low areas.8-15% hilly often rocky terrain, site modification cost increase. Soil depth is very limited.
25 Schematic Design First. Step TwoSchematic Design First.Get your General ideas down on paper.Different areas around the property have different functions.like play areas, bar-b-queue areas, private secluded areas.Storage area for tools.Areas for pond, greenhouse, gazebo.Plant types are the last thing you do.
27 Define your landscape areas Define a clear separation between:Turf* Do not do turf corner to corner.Shrubs*Trees.Perennial Beds.Play.Vegetable Gardens.Hard-scape Areas*.Why, for ease of mowing/maintenance.