Landscape Plan Opinion?

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by kdlklm, Apr 20, 2004.

  1. kdlklm

    kdlklm LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 64

    I'm looking for an opinion on my landscape plan. I have two areas that I have laid out in AutoCAD, the end of my driveway which has a gradual slope towards the grass, and the fire pit area behind my house. I'm curious about what people think about my choice of shrubs. I am located in a zone 3 area. With very harsh winters.

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  2. kdlklm

    kdlklm LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 64

    second photo of fire pit area

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  3. Lombardi

    Lombardi LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 538

    It looks very nice. I might caution you about the Alberta Spruces and the Dogwoods. The spruces look very nice when they are just planted , but after about 5 years they start to get fat around the middle and unshapely, much like humans in middle age.
    In my area the dogwoods are very temperamental and have to be placed in a protected area.
    Is AutoCad a design program that you can purchase? If so reply with info. Thanks.
     
  4. kdlklm

    kdlklm LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 64

    Thanks for your feedback, AutoCAD is a drafting software, not specifically designed for landscape architecture, but does work very well. But it is expensive. What would you recommend other than dogwoods.

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  5. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    Instead of Dogwoods, how about a Cherry or Crape Myrtle or Wax Myrtle?
     
  6. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    Hmmm.... scratch the Wax Myrtle.
     
  7. LawnJohn

    LawnJohn LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 147

    How about a Paper Bark Maple or Flowering Crabapple?
     
  8. kdlklm

    kdlklm LawnSite Member
    from Canada
    Posts: 64

    I don't want anything that is over five feet.
     
  9. polecat63

    polecat63 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,655

    THen go with the crepe myrtle. You can pollard them at whatever height you want them within reason.
     
  10. chesie

    chesie LawnSite Member
    Posts: 80

    I think he will have a very hard time growing a Crape Myrtle in Zone 3.......just a wee bit too far north.:D
     

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