Landscape Architect & Specifier News

NOV 2017

LASN is a photographically oriented, professional journal featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects.

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to the proposed pool, effectively doubling the scope of the original project to almost 12 acres. This purchase allowed for a vastly more relaxed naturalistic landscape to evolve, enabling the design team to indulge the owner's passion for child-friendly turf type tall fescue lawns with contiguous expanses of warm season grass prairie-like swaths of little blue stem, big blue stem and Rudbeckia. The newly expanded lawns and swaths of native grasses allowed for the planting of a comprehensive spectrum of native canopy trees to middle Tennessee: Burr, white and Chinkapin oaks, Kentucky coffee trees, and hickories to further enhance the estate-like quality of the landscape. A spectrum of highly invasive nonnatives such as winter honeysuckle and Japanese privet were eradicated from the site to allow for the full growth potential of the newly planted native grasses and lawns. The third and final phase of the project allowed for the expansion of the plant palette to include a somewhat more exotic spectrum of plant materials, predicated on the owners desire to have a year round display of plants. Presenting a particularly elegant texture display, bloom sequence, suffusing the landscape with Bottom & RIght: A fore-pool with hand carved limestone fountain runnels on each of the four corners transitions to a rectangular reflecting pool with lotuses. Long-lived maple trees flank the water feature, along with rounded boxwoods, ferns hydrangeas and hostas. The garden and landscape as you see it today have evolved . . . over approximately four years and three phases of a long term landscape master plan. November 2017 31

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