the integration of colors, textures and maturity sizes within

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THE INTEGRATION OF COLORS,
TEXTURES AND MATURITY
SIZES WITHIN THE ETIQUETTES
OF LANDSCAPE DESIGN
PRESENTED BY
DAVE MOYER & MATT HANNA
PRESIDENT
LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
WWW.MOYERSINC.NET
DAVE MOYER
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BACKGROUND
STARTED OUT IN PARK MAINTENANCE 1972
WORKED FOR LARGE PEORIA, IL BASED LANDSCAPE/NURSERY COMPANY 19751977
COMPLETED B.S. ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE FROM ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
WITH DESIGN EMPHASIS UNDER MARGARET BALBACH PHD 1980
OWNED & OPERATED A SPRING GREEN LAWN & TREE CARE FRANCHISE OF MCLEAN
COUNTY ILLINOIS 1980-1983
WORKED FOR PENN LANDSCAPING & SUNBURST NURSERIES, BLOOMINGTON
ILLINOIS 1983-1985
STARTED MOYER’S LANDSCAPE SERVICES & HOMETOWN NURSERIES APRIL 1986 IN
STANFORD ILLINOIS
MOVED BUSINESS TO RURAL STOUGHTON WISCONSIN SPRING 1990
MATT HANNA
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GRADUATED UW-MADISON LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE DEPTARTMENT 2009
7 YEARS WORKING EXPERIENCE IN PROFESSIONAL GREEN INDUSTRY (NURSERY
MANAGEMENT, LANDSCAPE MAINTEANCE, LANDSCAPE DESIGN & PROJECT
MANAGEMENT)
2ND SEASON WITH MOYER’S INC. (DESIGN, SALES, & PROJECT MANAGEMENT)
THE ETIQUETTES OF
LANDSCAPE DESIGN
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BALANCE (symmetrical vs. asymmetrical)
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SCALE (size & distance relationship)
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CONTINUITY (repetition, sequence, unity)
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VARIETY (texture, color, form, scent)
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SEASONAL CHANGE (All year interest)
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MAINTAINABILITY (simple/easy, budget minded)
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FRONTAL DESIGNS (based on the architectural features
& era of your home)
FRONTAL DESIGN
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FIRST & LAST IMPRESSION
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DESIGN SHOULD BE BASED ON THE PERCEPTION OF A “NORMAN
ROCKWELL PRESENTATION” – ENJOYED BY THE MASSES
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REMBRANDT vs PICASSO (FORMAL vs ABSTRACT)
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SHOULD COMPLEMENT EXISTING BEAUTY & SCALE OF HOME
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SOFTEN VERTICAL UPRIGHTS
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USE PLANT LINES & CURVES TO CLEARLY DEFINE & DRAW YOUR EYE
TO THE FRONT ENTRANCE
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TOUCH THE SENSES- COLORS, TEXTURES, SMELLS, SOUND
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SIMPLE ELEGANCE
THE PROCESS
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MEASURE & TAKE PICTURES OF THE AREA TO BE DESIGNED AND SKETCH
IT TO SCALE
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MAKE ANALYSIS NOTES (SUN/SHADE, MOISTURE CONDITIONS, SLOPE)
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UNDERSTAND THE FUNCTIONS OF PLANT PLACEMENT
(FOUNDATION, FACER, PRIVACY AND SPECIMEN PLANTS)
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SKETCH OUT WHERE THE SPECIMEN PLANTS & FACER PLANTS GO
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CHOOSING WHICH PLANTS GO WHERE – CREATE A PLANT LIST
CHOOSING THE RIGHT PLANTS
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VISIT MOYER’S HOMETOWN NURSERY, CHECK OUT WEBSITES, TAKE
NOTES, ASK QUESTIONS-KNOW YOUR PLANT FUNCTIONS
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CHOOSE PLANTS THAT WILL THRIVE IN THE AREA BEING DESIGNED
(ZONE HARDINESS, SHADE TOLERANCE, SUN, WET, DRY AND SOIL TYPE
REQUIREMENTS) – CONSULT OUR PROFESSIONALS FOR ASSISTANCE
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CHOOSE MOST PLANTS ON EASE OF ESTABLISHMENT
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DETERMINE YOUR FACER & SPECIMEN PLANT VARIETIES (BASED ON
COLOR, TEXTURE AND SIZE COORDINATION)
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CREATE LISTS OF PLANTS BASED ON MATURITY SIZES AND
FUNCTION/DESIGN VALUES (BLOOM TIME, TEXTURE, FALL COLOR)
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START SELECTING PLANTS FOR PROPER PLACEMENT
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CHOOSE PLANT COLOR INTEGRATION BY CONSIDERING THE COLOR
WHEEL AND INTER COLOR RELATIONSHIPS
USEFUL PLANTS
ATTRACT WILDLIFE
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(SERVICEBERRY, CRABAPPLE, DOGWOOD, WEIGELA, VIBURNUM, JUNIPER, PINE)
FRAGRANCE
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(MAGNOLIA, CRABAPPLE, SWEETSPIRE, LILAC, KOREANSPICE VIBURNUM, SAGE,
SALVIA, PEONY)
WINTER INTEREST
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(RED & YELLOW TWIG DOGWOOD, BURNING BUSH, NINEBARK, BIRCH, HYDRANGEA,
GRASSES, EVERGREENS)
FOUNDATION PLANTS
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(SPIREA, SWEETSPIRE, BOXWOOD, WEIGELA, HYDRANGEA, RHODODENDRON)
FACER PLANTS
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(SMALL GRASSES, CORAL BELLS, DAYLILY, LOW EVERGREENS)
PARTIAL TO HEAVY SHADE
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(HYDRANGEA SPECIES, BOXWOOD, YEW, RHODODENDRON, HOSTA, ASTILBE,
BURNING BUSH, VIBURNUM, SWEETSPIRE)
DO’S & DON’TS
DO’S
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CORNER SIZE LIMIT TO 2/3 TO EAVE OR FIRST ROOF LINE
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SOFTEN CORNERS & COLUMNS – USE ROUNDED PLANTS!
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ADD FRAGRANCE BY ENTRANCE
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USE SPECIMEN PLANTS FOR THAT WOW FACTOR
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S.E.W. (SIMPLE ELEGANCE WORKS)
DON’TS
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SELECT PLANTS WITH THE IDEA “I WILL KEEP THEM SMALLER” CHOOSE
PLANTS BASED ON MATURITY SIZES .
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DON’T LINE SIDEWALKS/DRIVEWAYS (REDUNDANT)
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NO PYRAMIDAL PLANTS ON CORNERS/ BY COLUMNS
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DON’T OVERUSE SPECIMEN PLANTS- MORE ISN’T BETTER
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DON’T SHEAR EVERYTHING TO BALL SHAPE
CHECK US OUT!
Moyer's Inc. Landscape Services & Hometown Nurseries proudly stocks and
distributes the following products at our one-stop location just outside of
beautiful Stoughton:
Distribution of Belgard Hardscape Products & Supplies
Anchor, Versa-Lok, Techni-seal, Rockwood
Aggregates
Compaction Stone, Sand, Clear Stone, Ripwrap
Decorative Stone, Mulches & Topsoil
Hardwood, Cedar, Mississippi, Red Granite, Pulverized Topsoil
Evergreen (Balled & Container)
Spruce, Fir, Pine
Shade Trees (Balled & Container)
Oaks, Maples, Birches, ect.
Flowering Trees & Shrubs
Hydrangeas, Crabs, Weigelas, ect.
Perennials & Grasses
Garden Supplies
QUESTIONS??
PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS, WE’D LOVE TO BE
YOUR LANDSCAPE RESOURCE!
MOYER’S INC.
LANDSCAPE SERVICES & HOMETOWN NURSERIES
936 STARR SCHOOL RD
STOUGHTON, WI 53589
(608) 873 – 9141
DAVE MOYER, PRESIDENT
CELL: (608) 698 – 1039
E-MAIL: [email protected]
MATT HANNA, LANDSCAPE DESIGNER
CELL: (608) 235 - 6741
E-MAIL: [email protected]
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