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What do you think of this design.

Discussion in 'Original Pictures Forum' started by DLONGLANDSCAPING, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    Any thing you would change. Keep in mind this is a rough CAD/sketch. Demensions are a bit off, but you get the idea. The house is ugly as hell right now. but landscaping it should get it looking great.


    tell me what you think for the first draft of the landscape renovation. Presently there is a horrible deck taking up his entire backyard we will be ripping out.

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  2. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    Here are some more pictures

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  3. ghuber09

    ghuber09 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 36

    Off topic but how did you attach your photos to your post? Can't figure out how to do it.
     
  4. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    haha, go to advanced and theres a little paper clip icon, and click that, then find the pictures you want to upload from your computer and then upload them onto the site. Once they are in your upload file you can submit your post anytime and they will be attached.
     
  5. crevinalandscapingllc

    crevinalandscapingllc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 238

    What program do you guys use to create these sketches? Just moving up from lawn maintance to designing and Im not going into school for it for another year and a half now so just wondering what you guys use?
     
  6. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    This was with sketch up, I might take the plunge and buy dynascape this year. It's like 4k but with sketch up I have a problem with the planes. If you are on a different plane(.01 mm off) the lines won't match up to be able to fill in..
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  7. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    This was with sketch up, I might take the plunge and buy dynascape this year. It's like 4k but with sketch up I have a problem with the planes. If you are on a different plane(.01 mm off) the lines won't match up to be able to fill in.. And there are very limited paver / color selections
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  8. MTenterprises

    MTenterprises LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 326

    To answer your question, I think your design looks great for that property. Your selection is good. It will make that house have some curb appeal.
     
  9. ETPRO

    ETPRO LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 311

    Talk about a tall narrow house. Will take some big material to bring it down to size. What is the depth on those beds? Like the plant selection and the bed shapes. Are both pink and purple plant symbols hydrangeas? I like the paver work you have laid out.

    You might look at Pro Contractor Studio. It doesn't do 3D drawings but it does a good job for integrated 2D Plant layouts & Irrigation plans. I have gotten many compliments on work I have done on there. Its a subscription for $300 or so a year or you can buy by month or buy it out-right. If you do irrigation I would go with the subscription, because it comes with product spec updates if you purchase the subscription. It's pretty user friendly. If you were able to do that in sketch-up you shouldn't have any problems. What PCS lacks in landscape layout capabilities, it more that makes up in irrigation design functions. Especially if you have to have drawings to pull prints where you work.
     
  10. DLONGLANDSCAPING

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,418

    Thanks for the kudos, Both pink and purple plant symbols were hydrangeas. I did a little bit more to the CAD design tonight. Reshaped the patio to the true dimensions of the backyard, added a grille area so it wouldnt take up the patio room, and re-lined all of the paver walkways. Also, his clients wife refuses to take away the pillars,(but the lights dont work) so i added a design for the pillars to be re-capped and a planter placed on top. Just have to run drip irrigation to the planter and we are all set.

    What do you think of the semi-finish product. I took out the line of boxwoods because the bed depth wasnt big enough from my rough sketch to the actual demension of the bed.
     

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