Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to the topic Won't somebody PLEASE think about the poor children, I mean, trees! in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 8 years, 2 months ago
So people don’t step on the children’s toes.
Although not online I learned a great deal from the book ” Spanish Phrases for Landscaping Professionals” by Jason Holben and Dominic Arbini.
Goes through sections like hiring, safety, planting, building, and maintenance.
I then used the Before You Know it Software for the iPhone.
Sorry Craig didn’t mean to post under you and jump on a bandwagon. Just wanted to say that I like houston. And think the OP should consider it.
landscapeplanner is right on the money with Houston. Do your research but it is a good place to be and there is a lot of hiring going on right now.
I have more work than I can handle and know other firms are getting that way too.
As far as the arts here in H-town landscapeplanner is on the money again. I am amazed at what oil money can do for…[Read more]
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to the topic When to hire? How to Hire? And when to think about renting office space. in the forum PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE 8 years, 4 months ago
First off congrats on all the work. I am sure it feels good and I know you work hard for it.
Beyond that maybe you should higher someone that can do everything but what is reserved for your hands only.
Meaning what about an assistant that handles all the day to day of the business and frees up your time to just work?
I agree. Although I am new to the profession I have quite a library going that has helped me in many areas of my development. If I don’t know something I spend time finding an answer before I would ever ask here.
Beyond that I have found that if you do research first your questions become much better questions, if you still have any, because y…[Read more]
First thing I would suggest is do a little more digging and find out what the client likes so much about Asian gardens and then create a new theme based on those likes and what can be sustained in the Vegas area.
A large part of Asian gardens is controlling the views but here it sounds like the client wants it all open?
Then you should use p…[Read more]
Have you thought of contacting Monrovia and asking if you can use there images if you site them in your brochure? Or any other growers for that mater.
Also contact Saxon Holt. He is a landscape photographer that has done great work with plants on the West Coast. If nothing else a place to start.
Changed my major 3 times before I found Landscape Architecture. I love it but the best thing you can do while exploring all your options is know that it is okay to change your mind. College is a path and sometimes you take a turn you never even new was an option.
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to the topic Have you seen the LA tee shirt w/ the stupid slogan? in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 8 years, 9 months ago
Sounds like a bunch of students to me. Very counter productive for our precession indeed.
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to the topic Best vine for full sun trained on wire on concrete wall in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 8 years, 10 months ago
Evergreen Westeria. We Have used it before and works great.
Jonathan P. Williams, RLA replied to the topic How close is too close? Planting ornamental trees near a foundation. in the forum GENERAL DISCUSSION 8 years, 11 months ago
Looking at the plan I would think the area is really tight to bring a tree into the mix.
Only idea is maybe check into some miniature cultivars of Ginko biloba
Design it with a tree and do something really cool without one..like maybe tall perennials that hold their structure through the winter?
Good idea. That’s what I would do if I went back.
WordPress is the way to go. It is easy and can be changed quickly without paying someone. It is what I use and have never had trouble.
Beyond that there are plenty of free themes that can get you started.
Then at a later date you can always develop more with a web design company.
I use hostgator for my hosting and domain registration. Don’t pay…[Read more]
I did an internship at a D/B after I graduated and I learned a great deal that has helped with my designs. Not just on how to design a landscape so it can be built but how to do so efficiently. Then beyond that I worked for a large commercial landscape maintenance company and learned how to design so it can be maintained without great cost or he…[Read more]
Land8 needs a like button…More than a fish tank…Love it.
Oops so its not Post Oak Drive but Post Oak Boulevard.
Are you looking for a small enclosed area that has only minor roads? All I know of are some retail developments.
An idea of a major road streetscape would be Post Oak Drive in Houston. It runs through the Gallaria area of the city and it has really cool stainless steel signs and structures to create a sense of place as well as…[Read more]
I could not agree more. I think the line is not real and yet tangable.
As far as when to get an offer in writting their should be a discusion of salary before hand. Or at least a discussion before you show up for your first day.
If they write out that they would like you to work for them and then you accept without talking money they may assume you will take what they give you.
As far as responses to the question…[Read more]
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