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√CONSUMER HORTICULTURISTS 

Consumer Horticulture is the cultivation, use, and enjoyment of plants, gardens, landscapes and related horticultural items to the benefit of individuals, communities, and the environment.

⇒We specialize in -

the cultivation, use, and enjoyment of plants, gardens, landscapes and related horticultural items to the benefit of individuals, communities, and the environment.

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In 2007 the Landscape Marshal Concept was created - that is - an effort to focus exclusively on landscape design. From 2007 to 2014 - the concept was actively applied in designing for other Landscape Firms under their respective brand. This included building the designs themselves with those firms.

In December of 2014 Landscape Marshal, LLC was formed officially and thereafter operates today as an independent Landscape Design Firm focused broadly within the field of horticulture and offers associated specialties.

Beyond Our Designs themselves - We connect Client to Contractor for implementation through our patented Trade Assistance Program.


 

Horticulture is defined as the art or practice of garden cultivation and management

It is the branch of agriculture  that deals with the art, science, technology, and business of plant cultivation.  It also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, landscape and garden design, construction, maintenance, and arboriculture.

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LANDSCAPE DESIGN

The Art of combining Nature & Culture

→We help people.

As we ultimately represent the "intervening agent" between an idea and it's fruition - it's realization - We, through close and concise collaboration with our client -  build bridges between dreams and their endless possibilities...

GRAPHIC DESIGN

The Art of Communication

→We help people see.

Through the realms of the latest available media and technologies - We bilaterally create the visual span necessary from which successful passage can occur between the two....

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√LANDSCAPE DESIGNERS

Landscape Design is a complex process with many interrelated stages occurring simultaneously from the onset of the initial consultation. There are many considerations to include: 

  • The Design
  • The Installation
  • The Maintenance

A successful design must be properly installed and maintained.

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√LANDSCAPE MANAGERS

Every Landscape Requires Management

 A landscape is enhanced or destroyed by on-going management during its growth and maturation

→ Design has maintenance implications, and maintenance has design implications

 

Landscape Management is a complex and most-challenging endeavor.

To be proficient as a Landscape Manager, one must know and understand the many relative aspects of horticulture to include but not limited to: 

  • Maintenance Practices
  • Watering & Irrigation
  • Landscape Design
  • Plants and Turfgrasses
  • Chemicals & Timing
  • Soil & Nutrition
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√UNIVERSAL DESIGNERS

Universal Design is the design and composition of an environment so that it can be accessed, understood and used to the greatest extent possible by all people regardless of their age, size, ability or disability. An environment (or any building, product, or service in that environment) should be designed to meet the needs of all people who wish to use it. This is not a special requirement, for the benefit of only a minority of the population. It is a fundamental condition of good design.

If an environment is accessible, usable, convenient and a pleasure to use, everyone benefits. By considering the diverse needs and abilities of all throughout the design process, universal design creates products, services and environments that meet people's needs. Simply put, universal design is good design.

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The 7 Principles of Universal Design were developed in 1997 by a working group of architects, product designers, engineers and environmental design researchers, led by the late Ronald Mace in the North Carolina State University. The purpose of the Principles is to guide the design of environments, products and communications. According to the Center for Universal Design in NCSU, the Principles "may be applied to evaluate existing designs, guide the design process and educate both designers and consumers about the characteristics of more usable products and environments."

Principle 1: Equitable Use
The design is useful and marketable to people with diverse abilities.

Principle 2: Flexibility in Use
The design accommodates a wide range of individual preferences and abilities.

Principle 3: Simple and Intuitive Use
Use of the design is easy to understand, regardless of the user's experience, knowledge, language skills, or current concentration level.

Principle 4: Perceptible Information
The design communicates necessary information effectively to the user, regardless of ambient conditions or the user's sensory abilities.

Principle 5: Tolerance for Error
The design minimizes hazards and the adverse consequences of accidental or unintended actions.

Principle 6: Low Physical Effort
The design can be used efficiently and comfortably and with a minimum of fatigue.

Principle 7: Size and Space for Approach and Use
Appropriate size and space is provided for approach, reach, manipulation, and use regardless of user's body size, posture, or mobility.