Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. The sprinkler work I did on October 8 was at a residential house whose sprinkler heads had poor coverage. Plugging several unneeded heads improved the pressure for each zone. coverage was further increased by movi ng a few heads,and changing a few spray heads to rotors.
A previous job was removing a certain area of lawn at a residential entrance way an d improving the entranceway with a variety of shrubs, perennials, ornamental grasses, river cobble, moss rock , and bark mulch.
Another job was a complete remodel in Littleton , including tree and stump removal, layers of rock and old plastic weed barrier removal, and recreating these areas with earth berms, a low profile decorative wall, and new plantings of shrubs, grasses, and perennials. existing materials on site were also reused such as cobble and moss rock. the sprinkler system was then updated by replacing old sprinkler heads with better coverage, adjusted to the right angle and height. The lawn was then soil prepped and reseeded.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. I would like to talk to the owner, or someone knowlegable.
References and pictures of past projects are important. Pricing must be competitive, along with any warranty provided. Professionalism during the whole process is also very important.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. As a landscape designer with a degree in landscape architecture and over 25 years experience, I am proud to have served the Denver front range area.
An initial meeting begins the design process. Opportinities and constraints of the site are discussed before developing an actual landscape plan. Pictures of past projects help show how landscape materials work together.
Depending on the clients needs, an estimate may be in order at this time. A landscape plan or drawing may be required, especially for new homes or properties.
Once the plan has been drawn, a second meeting is in order. If the drawing is acceptable after a brief presentation, pricing and scheduling are discussed before beginning of work.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. working with clients and satisfying their needs, implementing a plan or design that works best forr each individual project, and of course seeing the final results
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I started out as an engineering draftsman for my dad then went to CSU and have a degree in Landscape Architecture, moved to California and worked for a landscape architect and also did architectural drafting, then moved back here to Colorado in 1988 and desiged landscape plans for several different contractors.
For the last 25 years I've been gaining experience every year doing installation as well as design and working with clients to combine their needs with my experience to create successful projects