This Asheville-based landscape architect took his childhood passion for the outdoors and turned it into a career. He explains what you can do to better your own lawn and landscape.
MHI: How do you decide what to design for a new client? What are key factors that you address?
RHP: We first address the needs. Do we need to look at problematic drainage areas? Do we need to retain earth? Do we need to restore any space? Then we look at the wants and needs of the client. The landscape should address its surroundings and its use. You might also have to follow strict design guidelines established by architectural review organizations.