Study Guide for Topic: Landscape Design In Module 2, we will be studying how to create sustainable home landscapes. The first step in this process is to create a design for your landscape. Creating a sustainable landscape design combines knowledge of both the principles of good design and the use of artistic elements. Your textbook does not have a section on landscape design to read before viewing the video presentation. Before viewing the video program on landscape design, use the reading called the Principles of Landscape Design (located in the folder for this topic) to answer the questions below. Be familiar with the artistic elements that are involved in landscape design including color, line, form, and texture. Know the difference between analogous and complimentary colors. Be able to define the following terms with respect to the landscape design principles. unity balance transition proportion rhythm focalization repetition simplicity You are now ready to watch the video program for this section entitled Landscape Design. Click on the Video program link in the Folder on the course website and watch the ~ 30 minute programs. At the end of the program, you should be able to answer the following questions based on information in the program and in the extra reading on Landscape Design. Why is it necessary to formulate a landscape design before attempting to install a landscape? What are the steps used to create a landscape design? What are some of the common mistakes made by novice designers? What is the definition of a landscape element and be able to recognize examples of landscape elements. What is the focal point in a landscape? What are some common focal points? What is the difference between a landscape accent and a focal point? What is the importance of simplicity in a landscape design? What is the difference between symmetrical and asymmetrical balance? What is the difference between a formal and informal landscape? How can a theme be used to provide unity to a landscape design? Why is it important to match the landscape theme to the style of a home? What are the four artistic elements of landscape design? What are the primary, secondary and tertiary colors used in landscape? What parts of a plant contribute to texture? What is the difference between a fine textured and coarse textured plant? How can color and texture be used in a landscape to make small spaces appear larger and large space appear more intimate? How can color and texture be used to create an accent or to create transition? What is the difference between proportion and scale? Why is time truly the fourth dimension in landscape design?