Soft landscape materials

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The term soft landscape is used by practitioners of landscape design, landscape architecture, and garden design; and gardeners to describe the vegetative materials which are used to improve a landscape by design. The corresponding term hard landscape is used to describe construction materials. The range of soft landscape materials includes each layer of the ecological sequence: aquatic plants, semi-aquatic plants, field layer plants (including grasses and herbaceous plants) shrubs and trees. Site analysis - taking time to study your landscape site or property and analyse the basic features found there. Therefore think of it as a design brief of your property, listing its assets and liabilities by area.

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