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  @gardeningbydesign
  2079 Bank Place
    Ottawa, On. K1V 8A8

 

“Gardening… demands a certain attitude. It is necessary to accept the dynamism of vegetation with serenity.”
– Gilles Clement

 

HELP US HELP YOU

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN CHECKLIST

PERSONAL INFO

ENJOYMENT

a)
With a cup of tea
b)
With a cup of coffee
c)
With a glass of wine

PROPERTY IMAGE

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PERSONAL ASSESSMENT

THE FUNCTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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 Children
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 Outdoor dining
 Outdoor entertaining

PROPERTY ASSESSMENT

DESIGN AESTHETIC

What are your preferences? Please check one or more. Visit our pinterest to explore each style.
a) Natural: native plants, Evergreens, informal planting, boulders/riverbed stone, driftwood, water run/water bubbler, firepit
b) Scandinavian: focus on contrast between formal & informal, symmetry, mass planting of ornamental grasses, geometric hardscape, meadow gardens contained within clean lines, wood boardwalks
c) Industrial: Use of raw materials: Corten steel, exposed concrete, wire mesh, riverbed stone, gabion walls. Idea of an `unfinished look´ with elements of structure exposed. Plant material: Succulents, grasses, native species.
d) Mediterranean/ Southern European: for dry and sunny locations, natural stone patios with large flagstone step units, peastone, boulders, outdoor oven/fire pit, natural cedar pergola, dry river run, ornamental grasses, succulents, perennial herbs, lavender
e) Contemporary: trendy, outdoor entertainment, outdoor rooms/ kitchen/fireplace, large hardscape areas, less emphasis on planting beds

DESIGN AESTHETIC

What are your preferences? Please check one or more. Visit our pinterest to explore each style.
f) Country: informal colorful mixed borders, perennials, meadow, winding paths, eclectic, barn boards, less emphasis on hard landscaping, natural flagstone, vegetable gardening, functional sheds
g) Formal: symmetry, Hydrangeas & clipped hedges, topiary, classical architecture, pergolas, square cut flagstone)
h) Asian: symbolism, simplicity, more green than flower colors, use of stone
Other (please describe)

BUILDING MATERIALS

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UTILITIES

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Concrete
Flagstone/Sandstone
Paving stone
Patio stone
Natural wood decking
Composite wood decking
Rocks, boulders
Riverbed stone
Pea stone
Brick
Stainless Steel
Corten Steel
Wrought Iron
Paths
Fences/Gates
Pet run
Maintenance Shed
Compost area
Potting area
Firewood Storage
Extra parking
Garbage/Recycling storage
Bike/Toy Storage
Other
(describe)

LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES

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Deck
Patio/Terrace
Gazebo
Pergola
Swimming Pool
Hot tub/Jacuzzi
Sauna
Water feature
Sculpture
Paths/Steps
Retaining wall
Outdoor kitchen
Fireplace/fire pit
Lighting
Greenhouse
Child's play area
Other (describe)
 
 

SOFT LANDSCAPING

The Planted Environment
Plants:
Vegetable garden
Attract birds
Reduce wind
Create privacy
Add fragrance
Low maintenance
Drought tolerant planting
Other (please describe)
 

INSTALLATION, CARE AND MAINTENANCE

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