A land plan of the property, as shown in Figure 19-27, is an excellent starting point. Sometimes a parcel plan is provided when the property is purchased. If this is not the case, consult the local county assessor's office or the GIS County Tax and Deed website. The parcel plan must include the property lines, indicate the location of the house on the property and indicate the alleys, easements and any other limitations. Be sure to check for any setbacks or flows on the property that may have their own set of legal settings. The location of exact property boundaries is important when a fence is part of the final design.
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.
Natural air filters, what a good read! In addition to dangerous chemistryused to make carpets, sofas, paint and dry wall, our homes can be filled with chemicals from household items and everyday products. Things like pressed wood, paper tissue, paper towels, plastic and rubber, to name a few, frequently contain traces of chemicals such as benzene, formaldehyde and trichloroethane.
Add vibrant color to your garden without sweating in the garden. "I always like color, so I try to have plants that bloom all season," says Chris. When something is still blooming in the yard, there is a sense of extra life. Black-eyed susans are a good summer choice, as they bloom throughout the season. In autumn, think of the daisies of Montauk. If you are not ready to fully nest the grass, think of the herbs that grow naturally in your area.
Please note, we had a little accident with our phones today and are unable to answer incoming calls. We are working to solve the problem. Thank you for your patience Summer time is what better way to enjoy it than on your terrace and your outdoor kitchen personalized! Discover the front, during and after a beautiful outdoor cooking job that has just been completed. Another example of a job we just finished with the use of blocks in the yard to increase the usable space for the home owner.
Shreckhise Landscape and Design Custom Commercial Landscaping enhances your building, retail complex or subdivision. Jim and Trent Shreckhise take a hands-on approach to landscaping. Have peace of mind by dealing directly with the owners of a third-generation family-run business in the valley. We first worked with Jim Shreckhise in 2005, shortly after buying our 200 year old farm and buildings in Rockbridge County. Jim has designed a landscape plan that has incorporated our ideas with his considerable knowledge of Virginia's native plants in order to truly highlight the historic beauty of our property.
Video and pictures of some common landscape plants used in Arizona. Video and pictures are from Papago Park, and Lake View Park in Tempe, ASU Polytechnic, and Chandler Crossroads. Follow me…