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Successful Landscape Design is Child’s Play

When Carla approached me to write about landscape design, I was unsure of an approach. I could discuss Aesthetics, Function, Feel, Grading and Drainage, Privacy,ย  Lighting,ย  Water, Trees/shrubs/Perennials, Native Plants, ย Sustainability, Play structures, Garden furniture/Ornaments, Firepits, Outdoor structures,ย  Vegetable Gardens, Decking/Patios, Retaining walls, Water features, etc.ย  I started writing down some ideas and then quickly scrapped them all.

While Landscape Design encompasses these topics, yesterdays visit with a client reinforced for me the importance of combining ย children’s safety with the above.ย