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The functionality of any given space should be the designer’s chief concern, followed by its form – hence the designer’s mantra ‘form follows function’. William Kent (1685–1748) was an architect, painter and furniture designer who introduced Palladian style architecture to England. He believed that the foreground should be the realm of art (with formal geometry and ornamental planting), that the middle ground should have a parkland character of the type created by Brown and that the background should have a wild and 'natural' character.

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Bruce Cassiday

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Keep up to date with Julian and the Abstract Landscapes gardening team, as they transform London gardens into beautiful areas that customers are truly proud of. We enjoy what we do and strive to interpret the prepared design in the most beneficial way possible; to serve the existing environment. With all the different options to choose from it will help you decide what to buy and where to plant it. iScape’s mobile app has a plethora of actual images to help explain your vision. iScape is the best garden and landscape design app available in todays mobile market.

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Doris Kutschbach

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Pruning after growth has started will remove buds for this year’s blooms. Our expertise includes hardscapes, custom outdoor patios, built in grills, fire pits and garden design. So usually most of the thought process goes into creating walkways, driveways, and entry courtyards. Photo: Jane Reksten This form is common in certain theme gardens – for example, in the Japanese garden, shrubs are pruned into globose forms to mimic rocks, an important component in their garden compositions.

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John V Watkins

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Additionally, knowing the attributes of the compost or amendment is wise. Large, colorful foliage is a good alternative to high-maintenance flowers. 3. We plant trees and shrubs, create water gardens, install walkways, patios, walls and more. Above all: Thank you for visiting our site! We Service Long Island, New York City, New Jersey, Westchester areas. For more information on this opportunity, please call 604-599-3283. However, that's not necessarily important or should it keep you from incorporation any of the specifics of these designs into your own plans.

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Click on About Ecoyards to learn more about our Seattle landscape company. Since this photo was taken these Junipers have grown together to form a solid green carpet under this tree. Pick plants that adapt to your Local Climate: When making a backyard landscaping design ideas, it is important to choose plants that will suit the availability of resources and the climatic conditions that exists in your locality. To realise your ideal garden, it is best to get a garden designer or landscape architect with recognised qualifications plus some years of experience to ensure your garden is constructed to the proper standard.

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As a case study, we explore the many different ways chickens can power a Permaculture system here. Jim Fogarty Landscape Design, Melbourne, in 2011 won the Gold Medal at Chelsea for “The Australian Garden” and “Snow Garden” Best in Show Gardening World Cup in Nagasaki, Japan. We have a proven process for assessing projects, giving the best solutions and completing the work according to plan. Now with our free home CAD program, designing a landscape to include flower gardens, wooden decks, or stone patio is easy and quick.

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Everyone loves a fountain, especially thematic ones. Sometimes a beautiful pergola, trellis or arbor can make all the difference in the world to add a soft dimension to your hardscapes. However, not all of my avowed changes are quite so straightforward; be more organized, procrastinate less – qualities that just aren’t part of my make-up……….supposedly one can learn though. The design was perfect – the plants, shrubs, stepping stones and even the sod was planted with meticulous care.

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Graham Stuart Thomas

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Like warm hues, they appear to advance towards the observer, thus seem closer than they really are. Durie Design, founded by Jamie Durie, has won dozens of medals worldwide and major commendations and prizes for “transformational design” including the gold medal at Chelsea for Patio Landscape. Quotations are free and made at a time to suit you. Finally, each landscape design installation our customer receives a custom care and maintenance manual that includes gardening tips, care and maintenance information, a scaled copy of the landscape plan and illustrated guide to keep your landscape looking its best.

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BHG.com also provides a wide variety of free online garden plans. We provide our clients, both private and commercial, with exactly the landscape gardening service to suit their needs and budget. He installed our entire front sprinkler system and marathon sod and did a phenomenal job. The curriculum covers a wide range of subjects: from landscape design history to landscape architecture in the year 2000 and beyond. Small fruits offer certain advantages over fruit trees for home culture because small fruits require less space for the amount of fruit produced, and they bear fruit one or two years after planting.

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These works greatly influenced other landscape-designers including John Claudius Loudon, John Nash, Jean Charles Adolphe Alphand, Hermann Ludwig Heinrich Pückler-Muskau and Frederick Law Olmsted. [16] The Far East inspired the origins of the English Garden via Holland. Good landscape architects and designers have the ability to generate both creative ideas and phase-in plans to help you achieve your vision. Think about moving people through the garden and a logical sequence may provide a lot of great design ideas… Functionality often imposes certain restrictions on what we do in the design (driveways aren’t the prettiest feature of the landscape but they do make it easier to get the car in the garage).

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