Making the Fundamental Decisions

Design goes from the general to the specific. Whether you end up with a formal set of plan drawings or not, the first step in the design process is to write down, in a very informal way, the general ideas you've had during your site analysis and initial design work, which I cover in Chapters 4 and 5. The second step is to take your design outside, where you mark it all out on the ground to get a feeling for how it'll look when you do it for real. In this section, I introduce you to bubble diagrams and field design.

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Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

Homeowners Guide To Landscaping

How would you like to save a ton of money and increase the value of your home by as much as thirty percent! If your homes landscape is designed properly it will be a source of enjoyment for your entire family, it will enhance your community and add to the resale value of your property. Landscape design involves much more than placing trees, shrubs and other plants on the property. It is an art which deals with conscious arrangement or organization of outdoor space for human satisfaction and enjoyment.

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