Originally Posted by DVS Hardscaper
What happens is the customers will usually say "we want low maintenance, we don't want weeds, and don't want to mulch". So the lawn jockey turned hardscaper will say "oh, then we'll just put river stone down, it comes in blended colors......"
When in reality a good designer will address the client's concerns of maintenance and weeding by carefully selecting and using perennials.
A good example of a good use of perennials is the Washington National Zoo in Washington DC. I know most of you live across the country and will probably never make it to DC. But if you ever get to DC go to the National Zoo and check out the plantings. The entire grounds utilizes every perennial that grows in this region.
A good designer and business person will listen to the desires of their customers. I resent your good designer comment.
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