Multi-discipline Approach to Landscaping

30 December, 2015

Handling any landscaping work entails a lot of planning and preparation. As a landowner you need to keep in mind that it is critical you identify the structure and composition of the property before doing any landscaping work.

Using the multi-discipline approach to landscaping is the one way to approach landscaping design and planning. As a developer, you can’t just zero in on a particular facet. You have to consider all factors and its effect on different aspects. You also have to look at other disciplines to explore different options in making your design sustainable in the long run.

What this all means is that when it comes to landscaping, you can’t just look at design. Function and the impact it has on the environment also has to be considered. We look at the human activities that will be done on the property and how that would fit in with the design. We look at the landscape, the plants, the biodiversity, the weather, and how all this would contribute in an environment that’s sustainable and productive for years to come. We see land management as a holistic process that doesn’t serve just one goal or one purpose.

A multi-discipline approach means looking into design, ecology, hydrology, land management, horticulture, integrated catchment management, botany and environmental science and taking it all into consideration when landscaping.

The Benefits of Using Multi-Discipline Approach

There are many benefits to using a multi-discipline approach on your landscaping project. Aside from understanding and managing certain processes in the course of its implementation through economic, social and political considerations, this kind of approach also prepares you to properly manage the resources of your property.

● It open up opportunities – Since a multi-disciplinary approach explores different options for landscaping, it also opens up different opportunities for design, development and improvement of your property. This increases your land’s productivity and opens up other ways to develop the land in a sustainable way.
● It enriches lives – With the multi-discipline approach, all avenues are considered, including how the design and property management would impact stakeholders. With the overall goal of sustainable development, this can help improve the lives and livelihoods of everyone living on and around the property. It’s more than just functional design. It’s design that helps clean the air, purify the water, and provides a  healthy habitat for plants, animals and people living in that property.
● It creates options for the future – Sustainable landscaping doesn’t just provide solutions for the problems we face today, it creates opportunities for tomorrow. All possibilities are considered when you use the multi-discipline approach on design, and this includes future use, development and impact on the property.

Why Rural Design is into Multi-discipline Approach

We at Rural Design uses this approach when it comes to its landscaping projects because it combines  different fields of study, from science to stakeholder participation, to improve different elements of the project.  We understand that every land has its own specific needs and for us to cater to that, we must employ various disciplines and approaches, particularly in the planning stage. This approach allows us to maximize the use of new tools and knowledge out there for practical application.

With our team of landscaping experts, we will provide you with a comprehensive plan of dealing with your landscaping needs.   As a company, we take pride in the fact that we’ve been using the multi-discipline approach on all our projects to provide our clients the best services possible. As experts within our own fields, we acknowledge the fact that we are limited by what we know and by working together we can create sophisticated yet feasible plans and designs that goes beyond our individual capabilities.

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