A Design That's Solid as Rock: Granite, That Is. (Provocative Panoramas)

Landscape & Irrigation, May 2002 | Go to article overview

A Design That's Solid as Rock: Granite, That Is. (Provocative Panoramas)


The Dagesse residence in Gilford, N.H., is a prime example of a landscape design/build project that fits the definition of "environmentally friendly." The project, completed by Landscape Impressions of Gorham, N.H., took several months just to design, because the owners wanted a "mature" look, yet an aesthetic that fit into the semi-wooded, lakeside setting.

"To this end, as many natural materials and mature plants as possible were used," notes Bob Onacki of Landscape Impressions. "We had to keep the view to the lake open from the house, but also needed private, serene spots that offer privacy from the lake. The end result is a home that looks like it's been there for years, not months."

Excavated rocks provided problems, but also created some design answers (see opposite, far left). Other soil had to be heavily amended in beds and lawn areas.

"The addition of 1700 cubic yards of topsoil and organic matter created an excellent planting medium," says Onacki.

Choice of perennials was also a key design factor. "One side of the house had a very steep embankment," Onacki observes. "This was planted with hundreds of astilbes and hosta. By planting taller plants at the bottom and shorter plants at the top, the elevation virtually disappears."

To complement a personalized wrought-iron fence fabricated by K-W Ornamental Iron Works, Landscape Impressions designed, ordered and installed large granite columns -- several in excess of lb. …

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