Landscape Architect & Specifier News

APR 2018

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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132 Landscape Architect and Specifier News s t e w a rd s h i p Right: The landscaped bed in front of the home is tiered, with the tallest plants in back and the shortest in front. Pineapple guava and iceberg rose are in back; next comes Japanese boxwood, then variegated dianellas for a little color and texture. The front row is 'Meerlo' lavender. Left: The landscape architect wanted the scenery of the house to mesh with the modern French d├ęcor found on the inside of the home. Soft white plants were chosen for this reason. A Natchez crape myrtle was planted, as were an Italian cypress to the left of the front door and two bay brush cherry shrubs in front of the right window. Landscape Architect & Specifier News (ISSN 1060-9962) is published monthly by Landscape Communications, Inc., 14771 Plaza Drive Suite A, Tustin, California 92780 Phone: 714-979-LASN (5276); Fax: 714-434-3862. Online version (ISSN 2150-9123). Copyright 2018 by Landscape Communications, Inc. Printed in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Contents may not be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without written permission. Periodicals postage paid at Tustin, CA and additional mailing offices. Subscription Inquiries: Send new or renewal notices or change of address (send both new and old addresses) to Landscape Architect & Specifier News, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Subscriptions: Licensed/Registered Landscape Architects free of charge. Others, Continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii & Canada: 12 issues, $34.95, 24 issues, $55.00, Mexico: 12 issues, $65.00 per year. Additional copies may be purchased by contacting LASN at circulation@landscapeonline.com or 714-979-5276 ext. 144. Postmaster: Please send address changes to Landscape Architect & Specifier News, P.O. Box 1126, Tustin, CA 92781-1126. Village Nurseries Landscape Center, working with Terrain Integration, both based in Orange, Calif., had the opportunity to collaborate with Drew & Jonathan Scott, from the television show "Property Brothers," to design and retrofit the landscape of this Los Angeles home. The extent of the work included an overhaul of the hardscapes, softscapes, drains, patios and pool. Over 300 plants were donated at wholesale cost from Village Nurseries Landscape Center. The entire scope of the project took 12 weeks to complete. Because the owners were often away from the property, they wanted something that did not require constant upkeep. So the project was designed with this in mind. Stephanie Shermoen, president of Terrain Integration and lead landscape architect for the project, stated, "Because we had a black and white exterior theme, I tried to keep most of the flowers and leaf variegation white. Even when the plants are not in bloom, there is still a lot of texture and color without flower color." In the backyard of the home, artificial turf was installed due to its low maintenance requirement. However, the project was not approved for artificial turf in the front yard, so tall turf fescue was laid instead. Icecap rose bushes, planted in front of a tall privacy hedge, line the backyard. The end result of the work combines the old, historic feel of the existing home with new landscaping that is drought tolerant and low maintenance. If you have a project where landscape architectural design services were provided pro bono, you can submit your Stewardship proposal to: stewardship@landscapeonline.com. Story Ideas? Retrofitting a Los Angeles Home Landscape Architecture by Stephanie Shermoen // Greg Frank, LASN

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