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keperkey
04-02-2006, 02:38 PM
What would you do with this. Boxwoods were used in between and on either side of the holly's. The boxwoods have been removed.

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Landscape25
04-02-2006, 09:34 PM
Do you have to keep the hollies? They don't look to good there to me. First of all there are only two instead of one or three, secondly they look off scale compared to the windows. I think you should remove them and put something smaller than the height of the windows in. Something tall but not as tall as the hollies in the right corner may work. I guess it depends if there are windows behind the holly for the rest.

sheshovel
04-02-2006, 09:43 PM
Remove the Hollies too,redo the whole thing.It looks like crap,,,

dkeisala
04-02-2006, 11:03 PM
Remove the Hollies too,redo the whole thing.It looks like crap,,,
This funny because I was gonna say the same thing but decided against it. My original comment was going to be "why do people spend all that money to build a beautiful home with great brick work only to cover the facade with some crappy looking holly shrub?"

rebel13
04-04-2006, 03:53 AM
Native azeleas

mexiking
04-04-2006, 08:26 AM
HOLLY'S are beautiful but they don't look good in this house the way they have them.

mexiking
04-04-2006, 08:43 AM
heres just an idea...

Golden Cypress, Birch Tree, Birds Nest Spruce, Fountain Grass, Hinoki (specimen), Azalea Hedge, Mountain Fire Spirea, Rose bush , and some perennials and annuals....

That's of course if you're in my zone...

mexiking
04-04-2006, 08:44 AM
also were the third cypress is I forgot to put something tall vertical there...

captken
04-04-2006, 09:27 AM
also were the third cypress is I forgot to put something tall vertical there...

what program are you using?

mexiking
04-04-2006, 09:42 AM
what program are you using?
pro landscape version 12

sheshovel
04-04-2006, 12:40 PM
Well that looks better but then again anything would.
No Birch tree's where they are going to be future problem with roots growing up under the walkway andd eventuall debri in the rain gutters.
I would definately go thin and vertical where the left Holly is removed.
I would try and hide those two metal (drains?)(irrigation valve sleeves?) on the right side but you can't plant directly over them.
I NEVER throw a single rock or boulder on a landscape..either it is a decient placement of 3,5,7,9 as a group or several grouping of rocks or boulders or none at all,
and I also think three little shrubs in a row here and there is sooooo boring.
Offset your shrubs if your going to have three..of them together or snake them.
AND you have 11 different kinds of plant materials there..stick with at the most 6 types in a small area like that and repeat them throughout..
That's.my critique of Mexikings design..nothing personal just design basics

mexiking
04-04-2006, 12:42 PM
that's not a design, I did that in like 5 minutes just to give him an idea...

mexiking
04-04-2006, 12:43 PM
Let's see what you can do sheshovel, you use a program for 3d also?

sheshovel
04-04-2006, 12:55 PM
No I don't but...tell me Mexiking..Does your program teach you the basics of landscape design?Can you tell me what the main elements of basic landscape design are?
other than what I said above..If your gonna do the pink thing bring it on around..if your gonna have the white,have it in more than one place,if your gonna have the stone and grasses place one behind the single stone..and continuing to the left there your plant/shrub/white/three little plants/shrub thing looks scattered and unsettled.Better to just have a swath of white along that area .There are too many plant materials there
for harmony to happen

sheshovel
04-04-2006, 01:12 PM
Visual harmony,visual unity,scale,Texture,color,form
and flow are all parts of good laandscape design.
Helping is great,ideas are great,but in giving them..Give them like it was your job..otherwize they might just install something you threw together in five minutes..we have to keep the bar high..for ourselves and others we try to help in this industry

mexiking
04-04-2006, 03:58 PM
Size / Shape(Draw beds and plant heights), Color / Texture(colors of plants and flowers). It's also important to have a good balance and unity. Also, keeping it simple is the best way. Of course plants should be grouped in 1, 3, 5, etc...
Like I said this was just something I did on the run, also I Don't even know the dimensions on this picture so don't take it to the heart. This program doesn't teach me the basics of designing, I've been going to school and still go to become a Landscape Architect.

dkeisala
04-04-2006, 04:20 PM
Hey, I liked it. For simply extracting a picture and slapping some stuff together quickly, I thought it looked great. Far better than what is currently there. Give the guy a break, it was just an illustrative example. Plus, you don't go out and spend 1,400 bucks on a software program just for kicks. He's obviously serious about what he does and working at refining his skills.

Landscape design is like creating fine, red wine. Everyone knows the basics yet everyone has there own style. That's what makes one unique from the other. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's not good.

sheshovel
04-04-2006, 06:10 PM
Hey just sharing knowlege is all I am doing.
And yes If I don't like it then it's not good.

mexiking
04-04-2006, 08:03 PM
so far none of my designs have been turned down by my customers so I'm happy with that...

mexiking
04-04-2006, 08:05 PM
Hey, I liked it. For simply extracting a picture and slapping some stuff together quickly, I thought it looked great. Far better than what is currently there. Give the guy a break, it was just an illustrative example. Plus, you don't go out and spend 1,400 bucks on a software program just for kicks. He's obviously serious about what he does and working at refining his skills.

Landscape design is like creating fine, red wine. Everyone knows the basics yet everyone has there own style. That's what makes one unique from the other. Just because you don't like it, doesn't mean it's not good.


thank you...

sheshovel
04-05-2006, 12:02 AM
so far none of my designs have been turned down by my customers so I'm happy with that...

You said yourself that it was NOT a design..not something that you would offer your clients I believe.If I thought it was worthy of you I would have said so.
Lets not get this all twisted around..if you are taking classes in Landscape Architecture and design you know perfectly well what I am talking about.

dkeisala
04-05-2006, 01:15 AM
You said yourself that it was NOT a design..not something that you would offer your clients I believe.If I thought it was worthy of you I would have said so.
Lets not get this all twisted around..if you are taking classes in Landscape Architecture and design you know perfectly well what I am talking about.
WOW...kinda touchy

Coffeecraver
04-05-2006, 07:21 AM
The picture looks nice

I think you should learn more about the plant material that you have selected and some basic design theory.

Just because you have a good design program,it dosn't mean you are an instant Landscaper.

There are alot of design and plant selection flaws in your design.

Have a Great Day
:)

mexiking
04-05-2006, 07:40 AM
The picture looks nice

I think you should learn more about the plant material that you have selected and some basic design theory.

Just because you have a good design program,it dosn't mean you are an instant Landscaper.

There are alot of design and plant selection flaws in your design.

Have a Great Day
:)

didn't you read the previous posts that I did that rushing for work, i had to remove the old bushes in pics and i just quickly added some stuff... I know the Landscape Design elements...