Intelligent Landscape Planning
"The more you pre-plan a landscape before design and construction the better the design. It also minimizes the chances of being misinformed by some landscapers, who market with other goals, and who care little about actual design. Accurate information is the key! We care about design and meeting the goals of the client.
Diagnosis Aid: View a sample Landscape
Design Diagnostic Intro and
We have simple design rules to visually unify a landscape from an existing chaos, to a landscape which reaches it's full potential for a given budget. The concept is so simple you can see after reading this, that it's not just money that separates a "rich" neighborhood like Beverly Hills from the mass neighborhoods, it's actually attention to 3 specific details which unify a design visually. The difference is most high end residences were developed by designers who know this principle.
By following the above diagnostic outline, and just looking at a landscape, even a novice can begin identifying the principle violations of good* visual design. In a more extensive analysis, of course other elements can come into play such as a geometric shapes and angles, but even these, if they adhere to the simplified 3 point design principles above, are not as visually obtrusive as line, color, texture and elemental chaos.
Important Information for Homeowners
I can evaluate a landscape and generate a pre-design plan report and recommendation of design principle accidents and property areas which can be improved and how to do it. This aids in subsequent planning because you can see how to phase it, how you can do it, what to approach a contractor with, where to avoid rip-offs, what costs to expect, and the current state of the landscape before approaching the next levels. I believe this information, in many cases, can educate homeowners on their own property, and aid them to avoid rip-offs which are not designers with a concept other than plopping plants, dg, and irrigation around, getting paid and leaving. I've been in this business for over 30 years and can tell you landscape contracting is possibly the most rip-off laden construction category I have experienced. I've seen it personally. I note also, it has many loyal and great people who truly love landscape design working within it. We know we love it! We also love educating people on principles and potentials within design to optimize a property in many ways. Thanks!
*The "good" is subjective to a type of design, as in some cases designers and clients intend to create chaos. I am now targeting the common landscape which has become accidentally, unintentionally, a chaotic mystery or mess. The more elements in the chaos, the more the solution seems to vanish. The three principles above are the diagnostic aid, and the solution set of design principles to refine. If you need a designers help, please call us for further explanation and/or a landscape to evaluate. 520-971-2234
Master Diagnostics List
2.Color/Texture/Geometry: Shape and Angles
3. Architectural Extensions - The Landscape Architectures
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