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Landscape Plan Opinion?

kdlklm

LawnSite Member
Location
Canada
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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Lombardi

LawnSite Senior Member
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.
 
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kdlklm

LawnSite Member
Location
Canada
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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polecat63

LawnSite Silver Member
THen go with the crepe myrtle. You can pollard them at whatever height you want them within reason.
 


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