The Art and Science of Landscape Design

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Water Management: Sensible Solutions for Landscape Designers

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“The Art & Science of Site Water Management” could be the sub-title of this presentation to LDA for our Winter Workshop several years ago. 

 A thoughtful, detailed grading plan:  1) Solves functional site issues, 2) creates transitions and movement, 3) provides visual interest, and 4) forces us to work creatively within site constraints.  Replace “old thinking” with “new thinking” when working with site landforms and drainage issues.

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DesignGreenLandscapes@gmail.com on Thursday, 07 June 2018 12:39

This is a brilliant primer for storm water management, which we should all be educated on and be responsible providers of sensible solutions.

This is a brilliant primer for storm water management, which we should all be educated on and be responsible providers of sensible solutions.
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