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Old 07-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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question....

I am in my last drafting class at school (capstone) and am working on development of a small community, I am in charge of trying to put together and budget for the landscape throughout. My question is I am trying to find a small plan that includes plants, trees, shrubs, even flowers, does anybody have an old plan of a small HOA or something in that neighborhood you would care to share? (Yes I am allowed to use anything like this as a case study or example) I don't do this type of work as we are maintenance only, so I am pretty lost on what this may involve.

If there are any questions, thoughts, info you can share please PM me.

Thank you for your time!
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:25 PM
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wow, nothing? nobbody?

I figured if ever there was a place to get help it would be here.

anybody?
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:30 PM
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Why don't you come up with your answer and then we will review it
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:17 PM
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Why don't you come up with your answer and then we will review it
Nice...I agree
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:29 PM
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I am looking for examples.

I have no idea what goes into something like this...time, materials that are needed, plants, trees, bushes, flowers perennials/annuals, what approximate labor costs/hours are involved, what are the steps or order that you would use.

this is why I am asking for examples so I can formulate an answer.

If I wanted a design I could simply pull one off the net but that isn't what I am after, I am looking for real life examples, even if they are 20 years old its fine
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:56 PM
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OK, let me try this again from a different angle...

1. when you did a project this big (if you really did) what were the first steps you took? figure out what space was available? what plants already existed?

2. how did you choose what plants/flowers/trees etc. you would use?

3. did you then do a drawing? free hand? CAD? what was the order for all this?

4. what type of materials are usually needed? mulch,sand, fill? did you use natural terrain?

I know this is a loaded thread, I am not looking for you to figure out stuff for me that is why I am looking for examples, so I can put it together, but that is also why I am asking questions and "interviewing" so I know the steps/process/materials/costs/etc. You can even use fictional I really don't care.

anybody willing to help, thank you in advance.
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:57 PM
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Nice...I agree
isnt it your bed time?
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isnt it your bed time?
How did u know
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:23 PM
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wow, nothing? nobbody?

I figured if ever there was a place to get help it would be here.

anybody?

Yeah well I ain't stupid, while I am trying to understand why you said the word "small" three times in that one paragraph it doesn't mean I want anything to do with it, so while I am curious as to what that lingo translates to I am also sure it means something... And that something will likely bite whoever answers your question in the butt!

It's like wondering what's in the paper bag, but knowing that whatever it is I probably don't want it.

As one example maybe someone forgot to do their homework and was hoping for the easy out...
But who knows what is going on, honestly I haven't a clue but I can almost guarantee that clear and free it isn't.
And that's probably why nobody's biting?

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Old 07-16-2012, 01:38 AM
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Yeah well I ain't stupid, while I am trying to understand why you said the word "small" three times in that one paragraph it doesn't mean I want anything to do with it, so while I am curious as to what that lingo translates to I am also sure it means something... And that something will likely bite whoever answers your question in the butt!

It's like wondering what's in the paper bag, but knowing that whatever it is I probably don't want it.

As one example maybe someone forgot to do their homework and was hoping for the easy out...
But who knows what is going on, honestly I haven't a clue but I can almost guarantee that clear and free it isn't.
And that's probably why nobody's biting?
I don't even understand this post.

I haven't "forgot" to do anything, I have two weeks to get this done. I don't know how to explain it to you any better to help you to comprehend what I am asking, maybe draw you a little picture? "easy way out"?! I am designing residential homes, two commercial buildings, and general community lay-out the landscaping is simply for decoration or look on the final drawing but I would like it to be better then that, this is why I ask.

I tried to ask specific questions to get an idea on how you landscape designers do something like this project, what order, what type of materials etc. because I have no idea, I have never asked for you to do my work.
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