The city of Krugersdorp is nestled within the vast West Rand of Johannesburg. This city has a lot of entertainment, shopping experiences, and skillful designers and architects on offer for miles on end. There are tons of things and activities to enjoy on this side Johannesburg especially in the farmland section of the West Rand. Looking back in time, the city has a rich history surrounding the gold mining that is notorious all over Johannesburg. The standard weather that is experienced in this area of Johannesburg, is usually year round sunshine, but the West Rand in particular, weather conditions are quite extreme; when it's hot, its very hot, and when its cold, it's very cold.
Now let us talk about the homes that are found in Krugersdorp. The home here are known to be large inside and out. The back garden, or backyard, is especially large and also includes a pool area and seating space outside. These two are the areas that are of most importance to us, as we will be taking a look at landscaping in all its professional context.
A landscape architect is more than just a glorified gardener, they have a very important job when it comes to the design, organisation and implementation of the clients garden or gardens. A landscaping architect or professional landscape designer is someone who is hired to carry out tasks that involve creating garden concepts through close work with the client. They are also skilled in every aspect of any outdoor environment that requires the effects of the botanical sort. They are especially skilled in perfecting the art of harmonising a home or office or any building with the nature that is around that space.
Although, a landscape architect focuses on the larger, more commercially developed landscapes that are usually spaces made for a botanical garden, a large corporations’ property or headquarters. They are also called in or hired for projects such as private affairs, which could be family homes, game reserves or even private resorts.More private projects such as these are not uncommon as the demand for professional landscaping is on a steady rise.
A landscaping architect can offer their clients a professional service that will ensure quality designs that will suit your garden and your home. Something to take into consideration when planning a landscaping project, is the correct purchasing and placement of quality and correct species of plants that will not be an inconvenience much later down the line.
Plants are not just about which looks the most pretty, or which has the most colourful flowers. One has to consider which plants are not alien to the natural environment, and which will accommodate the other species in the garden. Consideration of plant diseases, vegetable and fruit bearing plants may also cause a problem with rodents who come to feed. If you have pets, there are many plants and flowers that dogs and cats are allergic to, that could be deadly for your loved ones.
1. A Gazebo
This is a fantastic idea for any client who has a spacious backyard. This is a built in space that can be designed as a seating area that can placed next to the pool, right in the centre of the garden, or strategically placed under a large tree for maximum shade coverage. This is a great way to have a special outdoor space that can have storage for necessities and a covered area for all types of weather conditions.
2. A Koi Pond
This is also a great addition to an elegant, calming, and serene garden. The Koi pond might be pricey to install, but the tranquility will last a lifetime, with the soothing water and the beautiful Koi fish that are great pets for a lifetime. These ponds can be plain ponds, or they can have stunning water features like a fountain to help circulate the fresh water.
3. An Indoor Garden
If your outdoor garden is not enough for you as a plant lover, why not bring the inside with an indoor garden. This can be placed virtually anywhere in the house depending on how big you would like the garden to be, where it will be placed and what the draining situation for the plants would be. Some consideration must be put into what kind of plants will be placed inside; are they plants need a lot of direct and natural sunlight? Or do they need more shade and fresh air? These are some things a landscape architect can help you with.