Drawing a blank!!! Lil help on design for this school building.

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by KrayzKajun, Jul 1, 2012.

  1. Grasssales2001

    Grasssales2001 LawnSite Member
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    Bald cypress, live oaks, LA iris,medium sized crepe myrtles. Try to limit the color areas to the main entrances.
  2. Coffeecraver

    Coffeecraver LawnSite Senior Member
    from VA.
    Messages: 793

    Cryptomeria, Crape Myrtles Natchez,and Dynamite Large fountain grasses,Perrienals

    Good luck
  3. FLCthes4:11-12

    FLCthes4:11-12 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Slender Silouette Sweet Gum, Miscanthus, Ruby Loropetalum, Gold mop cypress, knock out rose, Little Gem Magnolia, Black eye Susan
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
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    i think ive come up with an idea.. going to do Little gem magnolias in line with the down spots and near the entrance open areas, inbetween the down spouts will be a back row of Louisiana iris and row ow alternating knock out roses and Encore Azaleas.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    Still havent come up with a final design. Anyone wanna play around with a computer design? Hey Delong arent you good at this? Lol
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  6. White Gardens

    White Gardens LawnSite Fanatic
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    If it wasn't for these stupid snow storms and lack of plant knowledge of the Southern region, I'd be all over it.

  7. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    How abut some Dwarf Magnolias as a base and then work in some Hawthorns, grasses, and maybe some Loropetalum for diversity of color. Then throw in a few knockouts. Everything in this list is low cost and easy to maintain, which should be a plus since its a school building.

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I got three exams in the next four days. Give me until Friday afternoon and ill come up with a good design!!!! Sounds like you want lots of color rather than big bushy type landscaping. Groupings of rhododendrons would look nice with mass plantings of day lilies and small perennial plants around them. Instead of a mulch bed, make an entire border of wild grasses and day lilies! Extremely cheap plants , easy to plant and ull still get the maintenance. Then taller trees along the building like a crepe myrtle or river birch, with fastigiata yews along the foundation .

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Ditto!!! I have no idea of what type of southern plants work well

    DLONGLANDSCAPING LawnSite Bronze Member
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    If you really want me to do a design, so I can get an arial of the building and dimensions.

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