are one design element for separating space.
They are a separation of like or unlike land-uses by an intervening parcel or perimeter of land within parcels.
Boundary acreage separating adjacent properties
Gardens attract more animals.
Shrubs are variable buffers and work well with forests.
Dunes are medium buffers.
Forests are wider buffers.
The edges surrounding lakes can provide a sense of buffer size & extent.
Lake as microcosm.