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    11 16 Intro To Hardscapes 11 16 Intro To Hardscapes Presentation Transcript

    • Landscape Design Term: Hardscape Plant: Review flowering trees
    • Flowering Tree Review Crape Myrtle Bradford Pear Cherry Redbud Dogwood Color/Season Size Exposure Plant
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Hardscape
      • Masonry work, woodwork and other non-plant elements on a landscape
    • Hardscapes
    • Video
      • Watch the videos on the Hardscaping page
      • Designing a Patio
      • Preparing a Foundation
      • Laying the Pavers
    • Paving
      • Field stone - Video
    • 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?