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Southern City Farm is made up of professionals in designing and installing outdoor areas incorporating elements of design to transform your outdoor environment and create a unique experience.

Our landscape architect will create a harmonious and unified landscape to complement the architecture of your home and business structure.

Our amazing team has professional landscape architects, landscape contractors, and horticulturists who are dedicated to landscape design for residential and commercial outdoor spaces.

New Orleans Landscape Architect and Landscaping Company

We pride in our unique and sustainable landscape architecture in designing homes and business establishments to achieve environmental, social-behavioral, and aesthetic outcomes.

Our landscape architects have a degree and license in landscape architecture and are experienced and trained in residential and commercial sites.

We’ve planned and designed public outdoor spaces like parks, campuses, gardens, and commercial centers and are licensed by the state in order to design and work on landscape projects.

Our landscape designers are experts in hardscape (non-living parts) and softscape (living parts) designing working on a smaller scale.

We know the best plants to place in your landscape, the best lawn care, and sustainable planting and have been trained in horticulture and garden design principles.

Both our landscape architects and landscape designers will meet with you to discuss budget and goals for your outdoor space and then propose a plan to make your vision a reality.

You can discuss your plant preferences, garden maintenance, and landscape project budget with them and they will give you wonderful suggestions.

Our professionals use industry software to create plans or images of the final outcome, including AutoCad, Photoshop, and Sketchup

The Key Elements of Landscape Design

In the process of completing our landscaping architecture and design projects, modifying the visible features of your area of land, and enhancing your outdoor environment, we consider these concepts and elements:

 1.Elements of Landscape

We blend the natural and manmade elements of the landscape to create a beautiful outdoor environment.

The natural elements that we use are:

  • Plants– in many varieties such as trees, shrubs, creepers and climbers, land covers, and others that are for:
  • Architectural design – enframement (creating outdoor rooms), scale induction (to emphasize the desirable architectural lines and masses), creation of plaza, defining pathways, creating a welcoming look and aesthetic appeal to a structure or building
  • Environmental purposes – microclimate modifiers (pollution, noise, and climate control), conservation, erosion control, retaining groundwater and soil fertility, preventing siltation
  • Water – bodies that improve the quality and the worth of the landscaping space making it more attractive.  Excellent water structures serve as ecological homes for animals and plants.  These are the types of water bodies that we can install for you: fountains, pools, ponds, spouts and artificial waterfalls.
  • Landform can define specifically how your landscape will be designed.  Sloped landforms create spatial edges while level landforms do not.  We consider your landform and how it defines space before we create a landscape design plan.
  • Timber can be used in many structures and features on a landscape.  They are often a choice material because of their natural appeal.  Pergolas, plant boxes, seats, decorative fences, and even walkways look beautiful with quality and durable wood materials.
  • Stone is one of our favorite natural elements that we use for paving in landscape design along with other features like stairs, flooring of outdoor living spaces, water fountains, man-made bodies of water like ponds, and an outdoor fireplace.

The man-made elements that we use in landscaping architecture and design include:

  • Brick is an excellent versatile material that we use to accent stairs, planters, pathways, an attractive fireplace, and a garden bench.
  • Metal brings a simple, utilitarian, and industrial feel to any of our outdoor landscaping projects.

Aluminum and stainless steel can be used as edging for walkways and landscaping furniture like tables, benches, and chairs, or swing for a garden.

Metals are also valuable in other exterior landscape projects like green screens, sculptures, sun shades, and cable railings.

  • Recycled Glass can be a practical and decorative element in an outdoor living space.  We use it as tiles for outdoor water structures, groundcover, DIY lighting, fire pit topping, garden art, and unique decorative walls

2.Elements of Design

Our beautiful landscaping designs lay on the foundation of elements that are critical in organizing space and providing structure to your space.

The key elements that we use in creating a harmonious and unified landscape are:

  • Focal Point in a landscape design is the item of particular interest that is emphasized with architectural detail unique to your space.  We can help you create a focal point in your garden architecture that will reflect your unique personality.
  • Line is used to create physical flow and connectivity through a landscape, elicit an emotional response, and direct the eye toward a focal point.
  • Form or texture refers to the shape of objects in a landscape that can evoke emotions and create ambiance.  We take advantage of form in landscape design to set the mood of the space.

Texture can be described as coarse, fine, or medium and form can be stated as upright, cascading, irregular, sprawling, clumping, spiky, mounding, and the like.

  • Color brings a landscape design into life by adding dimension and interest.  It is a landscaping design element that we use to integrate with the colors of the home or the building to create a mood or a statement.
  • Mass is a measure of visual size that describes the space or area occupied by an object or a group of objects.  In designing a landscape, the mass of the objects should be in balance.

Customized Landscape Design by Southern City Farm and Landscaping

Southern City Farm and Landscaping believes that what is on your outside environment matters and that beautiful landscape architectural designs can bring life to your outdoor space.

We can help you achieve your goals in landscape architecture design that will refresh the look of your home or business establishment.

We will work with you in managing every stage of the process through careful planning, open communication, and attention to detail as we customize plans and sculpt your perfect retreat.  Southern City Farm and Landscaping team will transform your residential or commercial outdoor space with the best landscape architecture design techniques in a timely and cost-effective way.

Give us a call today at 504-214-7521 to know more about our services!



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