Pools are great places for family and friends to enjoy each other's company on hot summer days. Land & Water Design is dedicated to helping people have such wonderful experiences. But, for those living in these Virginia and Maryland counties: Fairfax, Prince William, Montgomery, Carroll, Howard; and Anne Arundel counties, here is some very important information for you to understand when planning your pool's project. Essentially, these counties have very strict environmental regulations … [Read more...]
What Is A Landscape Architect?
A residential landscape architect is responsible for the overall design and development of outdoor living spaces. Often confused or lumped in with landscape designers, a landscape architect is a degreed professional with expertise in site analysis and design development, whose role it is to ensure both functionality and beauty in the finished product. What’s the Difference Between A Landscape Architect and A Landscape Designer? While anyone may refer to himself or herself as a landscape … [Read more...]
Going With the Flow
A Homeowner Shows Off Their Liquid Assets: Backyard Waterfalls That Provide Serenity Altered States In 1998, Ron and Lynne Bergman, owners of a company specializing in large-scale renovations after natural disasters, bought a house in Potomac on two heavily wooded acres. A few years later they installed a pond behind the home, but “I was really after the ‘wow’ factor,” Ron Bergman says, and the pond didn’t cut it. So, three years ago the Bergmans hired landscape architect Don Nesmith of … [Read more...]
Looking for a Backyard Oasis?
Dive Into A Custom Crafted Pool! If you think high-end dream pools with waterfalls and custom landscaping are found only in the backyards of movie stars, think again. With today’s technology and virtual 3-D design software, pool builders can design a high-end luxury pool that transforms the landscape of any homeowner into a spectacular dream get-away. Unlike pools of the past that were used strictly for swimming during the summer months, today’s pools are an extension of living space. … [Read more...]
Want A Pool Next Summer?
Plan During the Fall/Winter Months! Deciding on a pool? Thinking about swimming on a hot summer day? Wanting to have an outdoor pool party with family and friends? If so, then now is the time to start making it a reality. The next few paragraphs will lead you through the process, which can be more complicated than simply digging a hole and filling it with water. Bringing your project to fruition will take time and the fall/winter months are ideal for getting a lot of steps accomplished in … [Read more...]