Landscape Projects

Rhythm in the Landscape

By Brad Priest, Landscape Designer   Repetition, patterns, movement – these words help describe the concept of rhythm, which can exist at all sorts of scales and via many different mediums. It is found in the beat of a song and the ebb and flow of the...

Last Hurrah with Gravois Greenway Trail

Attention Gravois Greenway Trail users. There will be a "Last Hurrah" morning on Saturday, September 23rd from 8-11am at the Orlando's Event and Conference Center trail head. Coffee will be served and questions will be answered with the upcoming construction.     For more information, go to the...

The Daily Tools of a Landscape Architect

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   As Landscape Architects and Designers, we utilize many different tools and techniques to complete our daily tasks. Some of these are advanced technological innovations, while others are more simplistic. Here is a look at some of the tools, objects, and programs we...

Smart Stormwater Solutions: A look at Forest Park in St. Louis

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   This week, DG2 attended The Shaw Series Forest Park Stormwater Salon – a continuing education bus tour and discussion that highlighted several recent and ongoing stormwater solutions throughout Forest Park. If you are not familiar with the Shaw Series for Stormwater, these...

Field Trip Friday: NYC High Line

By Stephanie Hornickel, designer with DG2Home   Recently my husband and I took a grand tour of the New England area. Three of those days were spent in NYC doing all the tourist activities and sightseeing, while also enjoying details of gardens, fountains, pedestrian access and all...

Cracks and Joints: Controlling Concrete Pavements

By: Jordan Wilkinson, PLA, Landscape Architect at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture   (Figure 1 Cracked Concrete Sidewalk - Source: troweltrades.com)   Concrete will always crack, it’s inevitable. As Landscape Architects one of our primary focuses is the design of hardscapes, which often includes ridged pavements such as poured concrete....

Gravois Greenway

With timing of yesterday's blog post about using your greenway, exciting news of the first phase of a $13 million expansion of Grant's Trail, is scheduled to be completed by Spring of 2018.   Grant's Trail is a partnership with Great Rivers Greenway, Saint Louis County Parks, Orlando’s...

ENVIRONMENTAL ART: THE WORK OF GOLDSWORTHY + CHRISTO

By Brad Priest, Designer at DG2 Design   Implemented in many different ways and in a variety of media, Environmental Art in the most rudimentary sense can be any work of art that interacts with its immediate surroundings. While it can have deep meaning – often pointing to...

SEEDED NATIVE LANDSCAPES

By: Jordan Wilkinson, Designer at DG2 Design Landscape Architecture Generations ago, most of the American Midwest was dominated by a prairie landscape full of tall grasses and colorful wildflowers. This vast area of thick topsoil and enormous ecological diversity was the result of ancient glaciers melting...