Jonathan ford landscape architect

Landscape and garden design tips: Taking things out ...

When I came to site this view was blocked by evergreen shrubs, the view down the valley could not be seen. By removing the shrubs we gained this lovely view of parkland. The yew hedge shifted ....

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Landscape and Garden Design tips: Maintenance

Maintenance costs money and/or time. It can either be a burden or a pleasure. It's important to get the level of maintenance right: One client with a 3 acre garden required very low maintenance. Decorative but high maintenance perennial planting was kept to ....

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Landscape and Garden Design Tips: Adding Value

Well chosen capital projects can more than cover their costs. But this is not always the case. In extreme cases a wonderful garden will actually make a property less saleable because of the costs of maintaining it. A couple ....

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Landscape and Garden Design Tips: Pond or Lake ...

This large pond or small lake is about the size of a tennis court in area. The client wanted a natural pond for wildlife. The problem was that there was no stream or other naturally occurring water source. The ....

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