Just Dig It Landscapes

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Landscape Consulting, Installation, Design, Master Planning

With twenty five plus years of experience, I am able to offer a wide range of landscape services. As a Landscape Architect and Arborist I understand the needs, the health and beauty of the landscape.  My clients range from individual homeowners to management companies.  I worked with numerous contractors to ensure competeives pricing, appropriate skill sets to complete projects on time and within budget.

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THE PLAN
The development of a landscape incorporates open spaces separated from one another by simple landscape elements and architectural devices to form a unique space connect by the whole.
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The structures in the landscape should reflect nature and exhibit the same amount of unity as in nature.

Based on Frank Lloyd Wright’s theory of Organic Architecture

“Wright defined organic architecture as that in which all the parts are related to the whole and the whole is related to the parts.”

“To explain the concept of unity in nature”

  • Harmony of the part in relation to the whole.
  • The parts are made according to the function of the organism.
  • The form of the organism decides the character of the organism.
  • Integration of parts to the whole.
  • Design of parts controls the design of the whole.
Olmsted Principles
  • A Genius of Place: The design should take advantage of unique characteristics of the site, even its disadvantages. The design should be developed and refined with intimate knowledge of the site.
  • Unified Composition Orchestration of Movement Orchestration of Use
  • Sustainable Design and Environmental Conservation: The design should allow for long-term maintenance and ensure the realization and perpetuation of the design intent. Plant materials should thrive, be non invasive, and require little maintenance. The design should conserve the natural features of the site to the greatest extent possible and provide for the continued ecological health of the area.
  • A Comprehensive Approach

WHY TREES

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Having worked in the urban fabric for the last 15 years there is a unique set of skills and understanding in achieving a health urban canopy. Trees provide both environmental and aesthetic benefits long-term. Determining a location(s) and a specie(s) is the most important decision you’ll make in your landscape.

Right tree right location.

Cooling urban areas – Shade provided by trees has a direct cooling effect on the air temperature for surrounding sidewalks, parking lots, roads, residences, and parks. Tree lined streets provide cool comfort for pedestrians and residents.

Improving air quality – High temperatures escalate the production of smog and other pollutants. Trees help by reducing the air temperature through shading and carbon monoxide absorption. Trees also intercept airborne particulates and absorb gaseous pollutants.

Reducing traffic speeds and increasing safety to pedestrians – Studies indicate that tree-lined roads provide a sense of enclosure, which causes motorists to drive slower and more carefully. In a sense, trees act as natural traffic managers. Trees along the street also encourage pedestrians to stick to the sidewalk.

Energy conservation – By producing shade in warmer climates, trees help conserve energy by intercepting radiant heat. Trees also block the wind, which can save energy in colder climates by reducing heat dissipation.

Noise reduction – Trees and shrubs are effective buffers in screening out urban noise. Trees dull or soften sound waves that attempt to pass through them. A row of trees can cut the ambient noise level in half.

Creating a beautiful boulevard – Beautification contributes to the aesthetic appeal of a city area, deters crime, and increases the value of an area.

  

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