Category Archives: Landscape Design Advisories

Landscape Advisories: Chapter 7 / Evergreen and Ever Seen Landscape Framing

  Chapter 7   Evergreen and Ever Seen Landscape Framing In our northern landscapes, attending to the winter appearance of a place is a priority since what we see changes dramatically when many of our plants drop their leaves or disappear entirely through a long cold season. Unless you plan in some winter pictures, this […]

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Designing Your Views

Designing Your Views You can lead the eye wherever you want to. Control the views. Work around existing features Make whatever you add complementary to what you already like and will be keeping in the place. Plan to erase whatever does not please you. Through your design, you will want to show the virtues and […]

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Choosing Stone and Hard Materials: Landscape Design Advisories / Chapter 8

Chapter 8 Choosing Stone and Hard Materials Choose a Family of Stone and Hard Materials from the Beginning. It will save alot of problems if you considerately select the set of stone and hard materials you will be using together for your ‘palette’ before you begin to design your projects in any detail. You are […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 1 / Finding the Beginning

Landscape Design Advisories Chapter 1 Finding The Beginning …………………………………………………….R.S. ‘A Good Beginning is a Good Ending’ Creating a place to recieve your life in a considerate way usually takes alot of thought and planning. You will want the elements of your outdoor life to be comfortable and well organised so that you can enjoy whatever […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 5 / Shaping Your Landscape

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 5 Shaping Your Landscape Seeing the Shapes The details of whatever you will be making are often best sorted out functionally and visually where they will come into being. Whether regarding stone projects, wooden structures, garden bed shapes or individual tree and plant placements, opportunities and problems will show themselves with […]

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Designing Your Views: Landscape Design Advisories / Chapter 6

Chapter  6 Designing Your Views You can lead the eye wherever you want to. Control Your views. Work around existing features Make whatever you add complementary to what you already like and will keep in the place. Plan to erase whatever does not please you. When you are designing your views, through your design, you […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 4 / The Logic of your Property

Landscape Advisories Chapter 4 THE PATH TO UNIFIED LOGIC As with almost everything, thinking in relationships will lead to unity in the outcome. Unity in both the functional and pictorial aspects of a place can best be accomplished if the designed portions are located and shaped for good relationships to other parts of the landscape […]

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Landscape Design Advisories: Chapter 3 / Deletions are First

Landscape Design Advisories Chapter 3 Deletions are First Start with the Givens. For the design of the all the work, from built work to plant work, you may first want to carefully consider which features of the property will or will not be altered. The features that definitely remain are your ‘givens’, fundamental in directing […]

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