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Old 04-10-2013, 09:16 PM
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Check out this job and give me your opinion!

I'd like to get some opinions on this landscaping job if possible.

Obviously everything in these photos is completly overgrown. They want everything ripped out and to start fresh. They are considering a small landscape border as well, but i'm not to sure if that goes with my designs.

I have a few ideas in mind, mainly surronding a japenese maple. But I'd like to hear other ideas.

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Old 04-10-2013, 09:38 PM
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5k to rip all that out.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:40 PM
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I know what to charge, just undecided on a new design
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:34 AM
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:00 AM
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Pull that sky rocket juniper that points to roof peak, anchor the corners with weeping trees, brick walk 5 ft wide so people can walk side by side, looks like a lot of evergreens put a weeping tree with flowers on the lawn side of the walkway, big landing outside front steps people greet and say bye after seeing each other
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:01 AM
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Also landscape lighting pointing up under trees and accenting different lines on front of house
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:06 AM
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Do in stages if they can't spend 25k
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:07 AM
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I was thinking about a red jap maple where the juniper is now. Maybe a weeping cherry on the lawn side. I think anything else on that side would be too much. I've also thought about a weeping cherry inbetween the two windows beside the doors as well.

A row of mums or something similar along the walkway.

The area I'm not sure about is to the left of the door.

Will be selling landscape lighting, no doubt about that
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:34 PM
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Use the landscape to make that house fit the landscape. That is one hideous roof line. The side entry garage means that you have to approach the front door from the side.
Do they want to put a bandaide on this or fix it? Changing a few plants won't do much ....well, getting rid of the boner under the right roof peak would actually help a lot, but other than that it needs a big picture approach to make that look really good.
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:17 PM
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Recenter the house with the landscape, if you can. Bring in a circular drive centered on the front door. Frame the main part of the house. Get rid of the columnar plant under the roof peak. Maybe throw in a rellis under that window to flatten the garage instead of having it compete with the main part of the house. A tree or something big should breal the line of the corner of the garage, but not match with the corners of the main house. Bring the attention to the front door. Make the garage less significant.

.... of course, if they don't want to spend money, it is what it is.
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