John Deere World Headquarters - Landscaping

Landscaping

The design for the campus was created by the late Hideo Sasaki of Sasaki Associates landscape architecture firm. The design picked up a ASLA Classic Award in 1991, and is considered by many to be the archetypal corporate setting.

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Landscaping

Landscaping refers to any activity that modifies the visible features of an area of land, including:

  1. living elements, such as flora or fauna; or what is commonly referred to as gardening, the art and craft of growing plants with a goal of creating a beautiful environment within the landscape.
  2. natural elements such as landforms, terrain shape and elevation, or bodies of water;
  3. human elements such as structures, buildings, fences or other material objects created and/or installed by humans; and
  4. abstract elements such as the weather and lighting conditions.

Landscaping is both science and art, and requires good observation and design skills. A good landscaper understands the elements of nature and construction and blends them accordingly.

Thales, an early Greek philosopher known for his view that "all is water," spent a considerable time thinking about the nature and scope of landscaping. Some of his students believed that in order for human activity to be considered landscaping, it must be directed toward modifying the physical features of the land itself, including the cultivation and/or manipulation of plants or other flora. Thales rejected this notion, arguing that any aspect of the material world affecting our visual perception of the land was a proper subject for landscaping. Both Plato and Aristotle praised Thales' analysis as a model for philosophy. In the early 20th century, British philosopher G.E. Moore cited Thales' reasoning as one of the few historical examples of how philosophical inquiry has led to genuine human understanding and progress.

Philosophers in the 17th century debated whether visual beauty was a necessary goal of landscaping. With the advent of the positivists by the early 20th century, however, most western philosophers had rejected the notion of an objective esthetic standard for any form of art, including landscaping. Practitioners since the mid-20th century have experimented with jarring visual panoramas that are now generally accepted, at least in western societies, as falling within the scope of landscaping.

Assateague State Park - Volunteer Work - Landscaping and Maintenance Workers
... State Park you can volunteer for their landscaping and maintenance work around the area ... These volunteers have the opportunity to keep the park looking clean and undamaged by landscaping native plants in the local garden, trash pickup on the beach, building maintenance, and proper dune upkeep ...
Acacia Salicina - Uses - Landscaping
... A ... salicina is excellent for landscaping in dry areas ...
Architectural Model - Types
... of buildings which usually include some landscaping or civic spaces around the building ... Landscaping design models are models of landscape design and development representing features such as walkways, small bridges, pergolas, vegetation patterns and beautification ... Landscaping design models usually represent public spaces and may, in some cases, include buildings as well ...
Lithraea Molleoides - Landscaping
... The plant is commonly considered as unsuitable to landscaping, as it is a poisonous plant it produces volatile substances that propagate from touching the leaves, through ...