February 28, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Process Preliminary Drawings

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 1:10 pm

]Mike Sidlowski, licensed Landscape Architect and President of Live Oak Landscape and John Baranello, Chief Garden Designer discuss our landscape design process  using multiple tools to make your garden the landscape of your dreams.  We create many design ideas using hand drawings, computer aided drawings and color drawings


February 17, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Material Selection

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 8:55 am

Live Oak Landscape Architect, Mike Sidlowski and Live Oak Landscape Chief Landscape Designer, John Baranello discuss the importance of choosing the right hardscape to extend the architecture of the house into the landscape.


February 14, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Client Ideas for Design

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 9:26 am

Many homeowners do their own research in magazines, books and even in their travels for their perfect landscape. Live Oak Landscape Contractors, Mike Sidlowski, Licensed Landscape Architect and John Baranello chief Garden Designer, take a look at those pictures and incorporate your dreams into our designs


February 13, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Preliminary Budget

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 7:15 am

Just the word alone “budget” can send chills up and down your spine! But, it doesn’t have to be and we at Live Oak Landscape Contractors show you why! Mike Sidlowski, licensed landscape architect and John Baranello, chief landscape designer, talk about big, small and inbetween budgets!


February 10, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Site Analysis

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 11:36 am

The Site Analysis is crucial to any landscape design.  The analysis shows the orientation of the site, areas of prolonged shade or sun, dampness or drought.  Details such as soil acidity, the location of underground utilities and the direction of prevailing winds are marked.  Mike and John takes us through these steps.


February 8, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Process Value for Our Clients

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 11:16 am

Live Oak Landscape Contractors design process is different from any of our competitors.  Our landscape architects give multiple design options, creating value for our clients.  Mike Sidlowski, licensed landscape architect and John Baranello talk about these values in this video.


February 2, 2011

Landscape Design/Build Part 1, Initial Interview at Design Studio

Filed under: Landscape Design Process,Video Blog — admin @ 11:30 am

Live Oak Landscape Contractors, Mike Sidlowski, licensed landscape architect and John Baranello, degreed landscape architect, discuss some of the reasons why it is important to come to their design studio.


Landscape Garden Topics Axis Lines

Filed under: Landscape Design — admin @ 8:58 am

axis linesGarden axes are the sightlights (straight lines) that go from your eye to a focal point in your garden.  The most important garden axes are those from inside your home out to your garden.  The views from the windows in the kitchen, family room, sunroom, bedroom, office are your main axes.  These are the axes that start your garden design strategy.

garden-bench-lined-pathThe primary axis in a garden room is the one that has the strongest vantage paint and is directed to the  most important object or view in the garden.  This sight line can be strengthened even more when the axis begins in the house and continues outside, or goes through more than one garden room, linking them together.

Double axes are axes about which both ends have been considered – not just the view out to the garden- but the view into the house as well.  Sounds confusing?  Live Oak Landscape Architects and Garden Designers   uses this simple concept but not one used in common conversation about garden design.