Considering sticking a fire pit directly onto my brick patio. Would disaster ensue? [more inside]
We're looking to have our front yard re-done, and I'm not sure what type of person we need to hire. There are a variety of things that need to be done, and I'd like a single person to oversee it all, but I'm not sure what those people call themselves so I don't know what to search for. [more inside]
For a project I'm doing, I'd like an illustrated book with lots of information on the physical world of the Bible - particularly animals, plants, and insects. I can look up what's mentioned in the Bible on Wikipedia, but I want more than that. I want to be able to page through an illustrated work (color) - bonus points if there are commentaries from scholars - and to learn a lot about all of the creatures mentioned without having to turn to my computer for complete information. More below. [more inside]
Is there a measure for the convolutedness of landscape where a grassland would be a low number and someplace like Guilin would be a high number?
I'm looking for suggestions for non-fiction books of an ilk I can only describe as biographies of place; works that strongly evoke a sense of landscape. [more inside]
Trying to find a song based on what I remember on the music video. Was sung by a woman, kind of melancholy sounding. Most notable part of the music video was a woman riding a horse and she had dramatically long hair that floated through the sky. [more inside]
Does anyone make a neck strap that suspends an iPhone from the neck in landscape mode? I'm looking for a way to shoot some very basic hands-free video while avoiding "vertical video syndrome". I tried searching Amazon and couldn't seem to find such a thing.
I want an iPad app that will let me easily make a scale drawing of my back yard, and then export it in a useful standard format (e.g. PDF, EPS, etc.). I'm having a hard time telling of the "room design" and "floorplan" apps will do what I want. [more inside]
My front yard landscape is in dire need of an overhaul. Before I start pruning the crazy hedges, I just want to make sure I shouldn't be pulling them out altogether. Pics inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for high-resolution (full-color or gray-scale), public domain archives of landscape photography (specifically of terrains and mountains). [more inside]
A few weeks ago I came across a series of online photos of the Scottish countryside. It was a borrowed laptop so I can't search the history. I'm hoping the Mefi detectives can help me. [more inside]
What's it like being a woman in the landscaping industry? [more inside]
A couple of weeks ago, our office Mac (OS X 10.7.5) started printing everything from Firefox (30.0) in landscape layout (on our HP laserjet CM1312nfi), when we need portrait layout to be the default. [more inside]
I love the 50-foot pine tree in front of my house, but its roots have torn up my driveway. (1) Is there anything to do besides cutting down the tree? (2) How can I feel better about losing this tree? [more inside]
I feel a call to build a labyrinth. I might be able to do this in a public space (think college campus, or residence). What tips or guidance do you have about materials, plans, or the like?
Howdy Mefites, I'm currently trying to map my property, for landscape design purposes, and I'm seeking a software solution to creating the map. I'd like something free (or almost free...), something that allows me to input measured distances, something with layers, and something fairly intuitive. Pipe dream? I've tried to use Sketchup, and the ability to input line distance directly is brilliant! However, being a 3D rendering product, Sketchup lacks functionality for 2D landscape mapping and design. I've used Campaign Cartographer for years when creating RPG maps, however, it seems to lack the ability to easily create real world maps, and input measured distances (unless I'm missing something). Is there any software that I can use to accurately and intuitively map (for landscape design purposes) my 5 acre property, with layers, various symbols... and which won't cost hundreds of dollars?
I'm looking for a referral to a supplier of quality and reasonably priced evergreen type trees and plants in and around NYC (also LI, NJ, Conn., etc.) This would need to be a store, nursery or garden center that offers delivery to Manhattan. I've been to the "plant district" in the city but I'm interested in researching other alternatives. Looking to purchase in the next two weeks. Thank you.
My house was built in 1890. When I had foundation work done several years ago, the workers dug out a lot of dirt from under my house, and in that dirt they found a bunch of cut and carved stones - pure white marble, limestone, and granite. [more inside]
Does anyone have a gardener who will do more than mow and blow, but has the knowledge, ability, and experience to do some planting, trimming, and maintenance? [more inside]
I live in zone 9b (northern CA) and I'm looking for good ground-cover plants that are hearty, can withstand moist/rocky soil, and need lots of water. The challenge is that this area (about 8 square feet) is right next to the foundation of our house, and the gutter pours water into the area. Details below the fold. [more inside]
I work in a garden that is a Beaux Arts designed garden that mimics a Persian/Mughal walled garden. I'm interested in finding out what the Beaux Arts guys knew about these gardens and the ideas/symbolism/history that they were thinking about when they were designing them. [more inside]
So I just got this phone fairly recently, it's an android HTC 1x+ and while I love it a lot, I've been running into 2 issues which really bring the whole experience down for me. How can I stop my phone from reloading each page every time I switch tabs and how can I keep my place when it switches from portrait mode to landscape and back? [more inside]
Journals of traveling landscape painters or photographers? [more inside]
Ms. B and I live in our first house. We'd like to do some stuff in the yard, but don't know where to start. We're in the U.S. What do we need to know? [Some details inside.] [more inside]
Landscaping - having a (basalt) stone wall built. Loose rocks on top normal? [more inside]
We are thinking of painting/residing our house but are lacking in design sense! We think we want a BIG change, but do not know where to start in improving our curb appeal. We would like to hire someone to help with the house design but do not know where to start. Can you point me in the right general direction on the type of person to hire for this sort of thing? General info is welcome, we live near Pittsburgh,PA if you know specifics.
Why can't I hire a landscaper? I know how to find one. I know how to show what I want done and how to ask for bids. Why can't I get one of them to accept the job? [more inside]
What books can help me read a landscape? [more inside]
Please recommend blogs, tumblrs, pinterests, or whatever the kids are calling it, that collect beautiful renderings of speculative landscape, architecture, and urban design projects, especially utopian projects.
You know those miniature dioramas you sometimes find in Chinese restaurants, the ones made out of something like bamboo shavings (?), usually scenes of some trees, a bridge and a small temple or gazebo, set in a little glass box/frame? My Google-fu is weak - my young son is disappoint (he would love one for his birthday)... [more inside]
I need good examples of landscape-related animated videos (CGI). [more inside]
can i use this design? [more inside]
I'm looking for fabric to make a skirt or dress. I want a large format landscape printed parallel to the selvage, like this, not a repeating print across the fabric like this. Can you help me find one? Know of any fabric stores with this kind of stock? Google-fu has let me down.
I'm looking for information on parks or playgrounds in areas of conflict, especially urban areas. [more inside]
BookFilter: Seeking recommendations for book-club-type novels or short story collections about nature and the outdoors. [more inside]
Gravel on one side, grass on the other. What's a good border that's kid friendly? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of media that combine the landscape of the American West with the horror genre. [more inside]
How to suppress Latex printing some figures in landscape orientation? [more inside]
I love this 7+ hr video of the Bergensbanen in Norway. The scenery is amazing and the fact that it's just one shot means that I can just leave it on on the background as a kind of moving landscape. I'm looking for your recommendations for something similar to play via computer on a pc, tv or flat panel monitor. [more inside]
Trying to remember the name of an artist who does fantasy landscapes usually involving waterfalls, caves, and castles, with a touch of mystery and secrecy. [more inside]
I need advice on where to go next...I just graduated with an Civil Engineering degree. [more inside]
Software recommendations for a landscape architect? [more inside]
My rather large yard needs help. More inside. [more inside]
Is Sketchup Pro worth $495? [more inside]
Are there people who specialize in landscaping / horticultural arts for architectural and residential photoshoots? In NYC? [more inside]
I'm trying to think of the name of a male, Eastern-European artist that made paintings of dark, unsettling landscapes. I remember being linked to a very basic webpage of his work, and I wish I could remember more details about his work. As for time period, maybe 20's-70's. Again, sorry for the lack of details. I want to say he was not well-known and did the landscapes in the 40's or 50's.
What is the best backyard rock for our 3 dogs that will work for our house in Arizona? [more inside]
Landscape filter. How much prep is absolutely required when building a patio out of pavers? [more inside]
Our very active dog has turned what used to be a fairly nice backyard lawn into clumps of grass and lots of dirt. [more inside]
What can you tell me about these Scottish landscape prints I found in the trash? [more inside]
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