Landscaping by Steve Blaum - Landscape Design
In order to design a successful garden, you, the client needs to step back from what you
want to see, and think about the individual needs of you and your family. Think about
how you use your garden and how you envision using it. Do you need a safe place for
children to play, a dining area for 2 or 20, a spot to read, relax, or soak up the sun? How
about a place to stow the lawnmower and the garbage bins? And have you thought
about your constraints? Do you have excessive sun or lots of shade? How about a dog
that digs (or lifts his leg)?
Another thing to remember is, that like your home, your garden will need constant
maintenance… leaves fall, weeds grow, irrigation nozzles plug up, shrubs need shaping,
roses need dead-heading, and lawns need mowing.
In a good design form follows function. That means, first we must take into account
your needs and constraints, then we can tie them all together and make a garden that
both looks great and works for you!
So remember, as you ogle over those garden books, a successful garden begins with a
plan designed around your individual needs as well as your individual taste, and
remember, a design doesn’t come with a full time gardener….
This questionnaire will help you focus on your needs and your desires as well as the
practical sense of keeping your garden from getting out of hand. It will also enable me
to design a garden that is right for you.
Please answer all questions that apply