Some older plantings reach a stage where significant work is necessary to achieve
a satisfactory appearance.
The planters at left were almost entirely bare. The irrigation system was repairable,
so the scope of work primarily involved soil preparation and replanting. With a limited
area and scope, the renovation was implemented using only written recommendations
and a site visit during construction. From a design standpoint, this approach is
very cost effective.
The Tinker Road warehouse at right required much more extensive work. Most of the
irrigation was unusable and the majority of the plants were dead or in decline. The
12 acre size of the project made bidding the installation worth while, so a full
set of irrigation and planting construction documents were prepared.
Bank of America (After Renovation)
Bank of America (Before Renovation)
The Bradshaw Plaza site at right had become badly overgrown in many areas and some
planters were entirely bare. The irrigation system was still in reasonable condition
and only minor repairs and some additional sprinklers were needed.
Bradshaw Plaza (Before Renovation)
Planting and irrigation plans were prepared over scans of the original hand-drawn
landscape plans. The renovation drawings showed all areas of new work, as well as
areas where existing plants and irrigation could remain with some remedial work.
Planting Plan Excerpt for Bradshaw Plaza
Most of the planters in front of the retail spaces were redone extensively, while
the office buildings at the center and rear of the project required only selective
Bradshaw Plaza (After Renovation)
Tinker Road Warehouse (Before Renovation)
All the failed drip irrigation was removed from the site and replaced with a spray
system. Many of the trees and any remaining healthy shrubs and groundcovers were
retained. The bare planting areas that remained were replanted in a manner that kept
costs down and will require minimal maintenance.