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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Sustainable components include onsite storm water retention, permeable paving, use of recycled brick, loose native aggregates and native trees and grasses. Our goals, alongside those of the client, were accomplished through years of planning and execution. The results of a successful large-scale strategy paired with our desire for an artful execution of details gave this commission the function yet elegance we aspired for. Team CARBO Landscape Architecture, Alexandria, Louisiana Robin Ewing Pools Yankee Clipper: Landscape and Irrigation Pat Williams Construction: Hardscape Progressive Construction: Pond Top, Right: The main pool and lower pool have infinity edges and bluestone decking. The turf that terraces down to the pond is 'Palisades' Zoysia, flanked on either side by 250 'Southern Charm' azaleas. The turf is a medium to coarse textured turf noted for its shade tolerance and low water use requirements. Middle, Right: The soil extracted to create the pond was used to terrace the central lawn. Stainless steel runnels—8" wide, 50' long— move 150 gpm of water from the main pool to the lower infinity edge pool. River rock decorates the runnel, and bluestone slabs are positioned on either side of the runnel above the top terrace. Bottom, Right: The stainless steel trough fountain is backed with native broom sedge. November 2017 43

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