What are Landscape Architects?

September 26, 2017
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Women account for less than 20% of the workforce in the Landscape Architecture profession. Of the 16, 000 practicing Landscape Architects, Asian, Hispanic/Latino and African-Americans account for less than 15% of the practitioners. The demographics within the Landscape Architecture profession do not resemble the demographics of the country’s “Landscape” in terms of ethnic, racial or gender diversity.

Discover Landscape Architecture (D.L.A) – A Diversity & Inclusion Initiative is a career introduction initiative aiming to address this imbalance by exciting, encouraging, and educating middle school/high school girls and people of color with a personal “hands-on” experience that could lead to a successful career in Landscape Architecture. At the same time, this experience would connect learning and the relevance of school work with a career in Landscape Architecture.

What is Landscape Architecture?

Look around, in most every case, what you see is “Landscape Architecture”. Landscape architecture is the analysis, planning, design, and management of the natural and built environment; combining art with science!

About the D.L.A. Initiative:

The D.L.A. Initiative is a Career Day program organized and sponsored by the Illinois Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ILASLA). The D.L.A. initiative specifically targets racial, ethnic and gender diverse student populations at an impressionable age and exposes them to the breadth of the Landscape Architecture Profession.

Source: www.ilaslanow.org



Landscaping Tips

Though your home is your castle, there is no necessity to surround it with a moat. Here are 5 tips that will help you to make your landscaping feel more warm, welcoming and cozy.

1. Put some flowers nearby your entrance. Flowers make any area look more welcoming and attractive, so greeting your guests with Petunia, Snapdragon, Lily-of-the-Nile or some other garden flowers is always a great thing to do. What is more, to add some space between your house and the entrance, you can consider adding a little white fence. It will create an illusion that your front yard is bigger than it actually is. What is more, adding fence will create a great space for planting flowers to add some color and coziness.

2. Add rambling vines to make your yard look absolutely lovely. You can not deny that rambling vines always create romantic and even magical atmosphere. So why not to use this tip while decorating your yard?

3. To hide the unattractive driveway, consider adding some color, texture, and height. You can easily do it by adding various sorts of flowers. To start, create an island of green lawn right in the hub of a drive. Then add a couple of low boxwood hedges with flowers toward the back of your island.

4. If you want your yard to blossom and flourish bust still do not have enough time to maintain it, consider planting low-fuss lilies. Such flowers look absolutely gorgeous and come in the variety of rainbow hues, so you can pick the one you love most. What is more, low-fuss lilies do not care about the sort of soil, they love the sun and welcome hot, they do not afraid of drought. In other words, Crinums is an ideal flower for all those who are looking for low-maintenance solutions.

5. The last tip also touches the low-maintenance aspect. To make your life easier, group plantings into beds and islands. This will help you to avoid mowing and trimming around each individual plant, save a lot of time and even money.

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