Check out this job and give me your opinion!

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by whiffyspark, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    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.

    Thanks! :walking:

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  2. B-2 Lawncare

    B-2 Lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
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    5k to rip all that out.
     
  3. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know what to charge, just undecided on a new design
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  4. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    Morning bump
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  5. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
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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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  6. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Also landscape lighting pointing up under trees and accenting different lines on front of house
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  7. humble1

    humble1 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Do in stages if they can't spend 25k
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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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
     
  9. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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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.
     
  10. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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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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