Basic Landscape Design

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<ul><li> 1. </li></ul> <p> 2. BASICLANDSCAPEDESIGN Brick Wedges Try to avoid small brick wedges as part of a brick cours end unit. It looks weak and has a greater chance ofpopping out. 3. Why a Landscape Design </p> <ul><li>Marketing Tool </li></ul> <ul><li>Accurate Estimates </li></ul> <ul><li>Client Confidence </li></ul> <ul><li>Collect ideas for presentation </li></ul> <ul><li>Accurate and concise implementation </li></ul> <p> 4. How to Create a Design </p> <ul><li>Hire an experienced landscape designer as a subcontractor </li></ul> <ul><li>Do it Yourself </li></ul> <p> 5. How to Do it Yourself </p> <ul><li>Initial Client Meeting- </li></ul> <ul><li>Let them do the talking </li></ul> <ul><li>Professional attitude and dress </li></ul> <ul><li>Dont stay too long </li></ul> <ul><li>Give them all you have, Design wise </li></ul> <ul><li>If you can not answer a question, get back to them with the answer </li></ul> <p> 6. Questions to ask </p> <ul><li>How long have you lived here? </li></ul> <ul><li>How long will you stay here? </li></ul> <ul><li>If no budget, what would you want ? </li></ul> <ul><li>Kids?Pets? Details? </li></ul> <ul><li>Challenges? </li></ul> <p>Color rendering of proposed rear yard treatment for the Newburyport Art Association 7. Measuring Tools </p> <ul><li>100 Tape Measure </li></ul> <ul><li>30 Retractable</li></ul> <ul><li>Tape </li></ul> <ul><li>Digital Camera </li></ul> <ul><li>Knitting needle or</li></ul> <ul><li>spike </li></ul> <ul><li>Compass </li></ul> <ul><li>Steno pad </li></ul> <p> 8. Measuring the Site </p> <ul><li>Start with Building </li></ul> <ul><li>Measure each new element (edge of window to edge of door to edge of door, etc.) </li></ul> <ul><li>Note downspouts</li></ul> <ul><li>and spigots </li></ul> <ul><li>Triangulate trees</li></ul> <ul><li>and floating elements </li></ul> <ul><li>Take lots of pictures </li></ul> <ul><li>Walk site and rough out first ideas </li></ul> <p> 9. Typical sun angles for the Boston area. 10. Drawing Tools </p> <ul><li>Pencil, Eraser </li></ul> <ul><li>Three sizes of ink pen (thin, Med. And Fat) </li></ul> <ul><li>White out and Cover-up tape </li></ul> <ul><li>Graph Paper </li></ul> <p> 11. Rain chain as an alternative to the traditional downspout which was not acceptable in this installation. 12. Various versions of landscape sketches used to communicate hard and soft scape reccomendations. 13. CASE STUDY Dedham Residence </p> <ul><li>Historical district </li></ul> <ul><li>Walkout Basement </li></ul> <ul><li>Water Feature </li></ul> <ul><li>Terrace </li></ul> <ul><li>Screened Porch </li></ul> <ul><li>Outdoor Kitchen </li></ul> <ul><li>Grade issues </li></ul> <p> 14. Site Furniture Built in water feature with three fountian jets on dimmer switch 15. Stone Joints 16. Simple Bluestone pattern does not compete with Large, open terrace layout. 17. When using granite as a construction material try to use retail or pre fabricated units. Custom cut granite has an extended delivery time and is much more expensive. 18. ExistingElements Exsting ledge that remained after precision blasting used as entry feature 19. Custom. Curved granite steps to circular overlook terrace. 20. Blasted boulders used to enhance plant bed. 21. Drainage Water tends to follow established paths. In this case it is the edge of the plant bed. Add round river rock to prevent erosion 22. 23. Granite and brick combined in a contemporary layout 24. 25. WALLS 26. 27. 28. 29. WOOD 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. POOLS ChooseGreen is the new blue 35. Automatic pool cover 36. 37. 38. 39. CASE STUDY </p> <ul><li>Dining Pergola </li></ul> <ul><li>Water Feature </li></ul> <ul><li>Grilling Bar </li></ul> <ul><li>More room to entertain </li></ul> <ul><li>Replace Existing Deck </li></ul> <p>Creative Names 40. 41. 42. Great Plants </p> <ul><li>Choose plants that offer a variety of interest year round </li></ul> <ul><li>Balance deciduous with evergreen </li></ul> <ul><li>Aggressive ground coversGood </li></ul> <ul><li>Extended flower show also good </li></ul> <ul><li>Proper planting and maintenance very important </li></ul> <p>Small Plant Palette Right Plant Right Place 43. SHASTADAISY 44. 45. Hay Scented Fern Hay scented fern will always make your plantings look great. Use it similar to how it is used in flower arrangements- as a back drop or filler. This fern will grow in sun, part shade or full shade 46. BUGLE Bugle is what I would call an aggresive groundcover. It grows fast and dense. There are many different leaf textures and colors, so try them all. 47. Some plants can surprize and amaze. This is a n ornamental Pussy Willow that was listed to grow 5 in maturity Leaves are almost white. I did not see that coming from the original description. 48. PeonyTulips 49. Flowers? We dont need no stinkin flowers Dark green, yellow green, purple, blue green, Fine texture Should I continue? 50. MISCANTHUS GIGANTUS </p> <ul><li>Giant Chinese</li></ul> <ul><li>Silver grass </li></ul> <p> 51. A formal herb garden over looking the informal parker river with a lush green lawn as the transition. 52. Everyone Should Have a Tree House 53. </p>