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What is a landscape architect?
"A landscape architect is a professional who holds a qualification in landscape architecture, which involves training in horticulture, landscape design and planning.
A landscape architect is primarily a designer of spaces."
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This is an owner operator business established in 1993 by me, Karina Amey.
I trained formally as a Landscape Architect at Lincoln University. My professional qualification and over 15 years of landscaping experience in the Nelson Tasman region, is your assurance of design excellence and practical expertise.
Experience also counts in the implementation of a landscape design. My ability to work successfully with suppliers, nurseries, landscape gardeners and contractors, ensures your project is completed to your satisfaction, on time and within your budget.
Vista Design offers you dynamic garden and landscape design solutions for a variety of landscape projects. I provide comprehensive landscape design plans that enable you to enhance your environment in your own way, to suit your lifestyle, environment and budget.
My challenge is to understand your brief, focus on site specific designs which create interesting and practical spaces for you to enjoy living in, and then get that design on to paper.
I provide a range of services, including on-site landscape design consultation, landscape design, planting plans, plant selection and plant placement. My scope of work includes commercial planning, including council planning approval, specifications and landscape management planning.
And when it comes to implementing the plan I can, if you wish, liaise with suppliers, landscapers and contractors so the plan becomes a reality.
My focus on design enables me to draw on a wide range of styles and themes to suit your requirements and your environment.
Common Name: Meyer Lemon
Height: 2-4 metre
Spread: 2.5-3 metre
Maintenance: Medium, pruning to open up for best fruiting
Leaves: Green, shiny, fragrant.
It is a satisfying feeling to eat fruit you have grown yourself and citrus are particularly useful in the kitchen.
All citrus are surface rooting and will not like plants to grow underneath them or around the drip line although if well fed they can thrive in pots. This means they will not thrive if planted in a lawn.
For juicy fruit water the trees well through the dry summer months, and to produce larger fruit ensure to thin out fruiting branches so that the plants don't crop so heavily.
I love using citrus as a decorative element in the garden. They grow very well in the Nelson region and have the added bonus of highly scented flowers and brightly coloured fruit through the winter months.
Remember though if you buy a seedless citrus tree make sure that it is planted well away from any lemon tree that bears seeds. Cross pollination will cause your seedless to have seeds.
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