11 16 Intro To Hardscapes

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  • 1. Landscape Design Term: Hardscape Plant: Review flowering trees
  • 2. Flowering Tree Review Crape Myrtle Bradford Pear Cherry Redbud Dogwood Color/Season Size Exposure Plant
  • 3. Dogwood Cornus florida
    • Plant type: Deciduous, Flowering Tree
    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9a
    • Height: 15 – 30’
    • Exposure: shade to full sun
    • Bloom Color: White or Pink
    • Bloom Time: Spring
    • Short-lived tree – 25 years
    • Landscape Uses: Specimen, Woodland garden
    • Commercial cultivar of native tree
    • Many other species: Chinese, Japanese, Osier
  • 4. Redbud Cercis canadensis
    • Plant type: Deciduous, Flowering, Tree
    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 4b to 9a
    • Height & Spread: 15 to 30’
    • Exposure: partial shade to full sun
    • Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple
    • Bloom Time: Early spring to mid spring
    • Growth Rate: fast
    • Landscape Uses: Specimen, Street tree, Woodland garden
    • Native tree with commercial cultivars
  • 5. Ornamental Cherry Prunus x yedoensis
    • Plant type: Flowering, Deciduous Tree
    • USDA Hardiness Zones: 5b to 8a
    • Height &Spread: 15 to 25’
    • Exposure: full sun
    • Bloom Color: Pink, White in spring
    • Form: Rounded, Vase, or weeping
    • Landscape Uses: Specimen
    • Many varieties – most common is Yoshino cherry
  • 6. Bradford Pear
    • Medium sized ornamental tree,
    • 25-40 ft high
    • USDA Zones: 4-9
    • Full Sun
    • Showy, white flowers appear during spring growth,
    • In autumn the leaves turn bright red to dark red
    • Very disease resistant, making it useful as a street tree.
    • Short life span (about 25 to 30 years) makes it necessary to replace individuals more frequently
    • Weak branches are susceptible to storm and ice damage
  • 7. Crape Myrtle Lagerstoemia
    • Deciduous Flowering Tree
    • Hardiness Zones: 8 to 10
    • Height: 8 - 30" Spread: 15 to 25’
    • Exposure: full sun
    • Bloom Color: Lavender, Pink, Purple, Red, White
    • Bloom Time: Mid summer to Mid Fall
    • Relatively drought tolerant
    • Has very showy summer flowers and attractive bark
    • Should be pruned to multiple stems with all branches below 3 -4’ removed
  • 8. Hardscape
    • Masonry work, woodwork and other non-plant elements on a landscape
  • 9. Hardscapes
  • 10. Video
    • Watch the videos on the Hardscaping page
    • Designing a Patio
    • Preparing a Foundation
    • Laying the Pavers
  • 11. Paving
    • Field stone - Video
  • 12. Concrete Patio or walk
    • Measurements – Video
    • Calculators –
    • http:// www.sakrete.com/projects/calculators.aspx
    • http:// www.quikrete.com/Calculator/Main.asp
    • How many 80lb bags would it take to pave a 2’ X 12’ walkway?