A garden with a plan provides both beauty and elegance, says landscape architect Edmund Hollander. Here, a straight line of blue stone pavers reinforces the lines of ownership, and the lavender borders focus attention. In a cottage of French inspiration, the wisteria shades a group of bistro chairs by the pool. Very chic! Add ambiance to an outdoor dining room with a group of topiaries. Monica Bhargava frequently uses her terrace lined with greenery for outdoor dinners. Between the foyer and the floating dock, it is difficult to choose where to relax at the sophisticated Thom Filicia lake.
Limit the amount of impermeable surfaces that collect heat and increase stormwater runoff. Consider using a permeable paving system - such as gravel or pavers that have open centers to plant grass - for patios, alleys and alleys to promote infiltration, improve drainage and limit runoff (Figure 19-46). Choose energy-efficient building materials. Remember that light pollution is a problem in urban and suburban areas and even affects migratory birds, moths and butterflies.
Basic green technologies such as smart tree placement and green roofs and walls can be used to dramatically reduce energy consumption inside homes. If the trees are strategically placed, they can reduce the energy needs of cooling by 7 to 47% during the summer and from 2 to 8% the heating needs in the winter. (Sources: Washington Post and Reducing Urban Heat Islands: Compendium of Strategies, Trees and Vegetation, USEPA) In addition, well-designed residential green roofs, which are becoming increasingly popular in some parts of the world, can reduce energy consumption in the summer. and winter.
All our high-performance, WiFi-compatible irrigation systems will keep your lawn beautiful all year Landscape Design | Affordable maintenance | Smart Irrigation | Pest control | Closing | Patios and Decks 2017 brings a new chapter to the evolution of our activities to focus on what we do best: "landscaping". We are moving forward as Hillside Garden Landscaping and we will stop the commercial part of the business. We are building a new building and the details will be announced soon. We will continue with the same professional staff: Jim Hoteling, Liz Snyder, Mary Thomas and Gwen Mungo in the design, sales and support staff. Our group of landscape installers remains stable with Dennis Tonkin, Donald Tonkin, Parker Ward, Dominic DeSisto, Brendon Brancato-Folster and Keith Ward.
Although it’s not uncommon for the Lowcountry to experience freezes in the winter, the Charleston area’s climate does allow for the growth of a number of tropicals. This is a good overview…