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In past years, landscape designs were hand-drawn to scale with pencils and pens. Today, CAD tools made the creative process easier for professionals and more fun for clients!
During the design-build process, our landscape designers and landscape architects will draft plans on paper, showing the placement of all the elements of the design. But for many of us, it can be hard to visualize what the finished design will look like in real life.
3D renderings and presentations make it easy to see what your landscape will look like during the day or in the evening. It's even possible to track the sun’s movement across the landscape, showing where and when the space will be sunny or shady. This technology is not only a time-saver for landscape designers but it's also a wonderful way to help our clients see their landscape dreams come to life.
Before: A 3D rendering is remarkably close to...
After: the finished project!
Design software interprets data, analyzes slopes and retaining wall heights, and renders the design from specific angles and views. Even more exciting, the software can put the landscape in motion, flying through the trees or walking down a path. Clients can see almost exactly how the space will look! Lights, shadows, textures, colors, how the swimming pool will be positioned in reference to the home, or how the outdoor kitchen will look at the edge of the patio.
Before: 3D rendering of circle fire patio
After: Installed circle fire patio
3D technology makes design and planning easier for landscape designers and clients alike!
Examples of the different types of outdoor lighting: path lights, uplights, downlights, and wash lights.
This is not our first hot summer day, and it won't be the last. Our plants and trees suffer right along with us in the heat. Here are a few things to look for and a couple of tips to help your landscape through this heat.
Did you know that Minnesota was once home to 18 million acres of the prairie? Today, a little over 1% of native prairie remains, making it one of North America's most endangered habitats.