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‘Best Of Houzz 2014 Award’

5 Feb

Rollin Landscape Design of Sonoma Receives

Best Of Houzz 2014 Award

 Annual Survey and Analysis of 16 Million Monthly Users

Reveals Top-Rated Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals

[Sonoma, CA], February 4, 2014 Rollin Landscape Design of Sonoma has been awarded “Best Of Houzz” by Houzz, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The landscape design firm was chosen by the more than 16 million monthly users that comprise the Houzz community.

The Best Of Houzz award is given in two categories: Customer Satisfaction and Design. Customer Satisfaction honors are determined by a variety of factors, including the number and quality of client reviews a professional received in 2013. Design award winners’ work was the most popular among the more than 16 million monthly users on Houzz, known as “Houzzers,” who saved more than 230 million professional images of home interiors and exteriors to their personal ideabooks via the Houzz site, iPad/iPhoneapp and Androidapp. Winners will receive a “Best Of Houzz 2014” badge on their profiles, showing the Houzz community their commitment to excellence. These badges help homeowners identify popular and top-rated home professionals in every metro area on Houzz.

“Houzz provides homeowners with the most comprehensive view of home building, remodeling and design professionals, empowering them to find and hire the right professional to execute their vision,” said Liza Hausman, vice president of community for Houzz. “We’re delighted to recognize Rollin Landscape Design among our “Best Of” professionals for customer satisfaction as judged by our community of homeowners and design enthusiasts who are actively remodeling and decorating their homes.”

With Houzz, homeowners can identify not only the top-rated professionals like Rollin Landscape Design to those whose work matches their own aspirations for their home. Homeowners can also evaluate professionals by contacting them directly on the Houzz platform, asking questions about their work and reviewing their responses to questions from others in the Houzz community.

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About Rollin Design

Rollin Design is a multi-disciplinary, award winning landscape design and architecture firm, recognized for expertly planned, detailed, and managed work.

About Houzz

Houzz is the leading platform for home remodeling and design, providing people with everything they need to improve their homes from start to finish – online or from a mobile device. From decorating a room to building a custom home, Houzz connects millions of homeowners, home design enthusiasts and home improvement professionals across the country and around the world. With the largest residential design database in the world and a vibrant community powered by social tools, Houzz is the easiest way for people to get the design inspiration, project advice, product information and professional reviews they need to help turn ideas into reality. For more information, visit www.houzz.com

 

 

Today was muddy

25 Jan

photo(7)New construction in Larkspur. We are getting ready to put in retaining walls, leveling out the site for some Eco-lawn and native meadow for a two-story, modern house.

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It’s always nice to get out of the office but it was a little wet out there. Got my Hunter Boots very muddy. Luckily, my silver boots were in the Prius.

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Work in Progress

28 Apr

This was one of my stops today in Marin. We had a plant delivery here.

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We’ll be putting ecolawn between these pavers.

Working on the stucco walls in the back

The guys were finishing off the pool today

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Marin Fixer Upper: Getting Ready to Put the Pool Coping On

3 Apr

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the pool coping was supplied by Mike Stone

What to do about deer

7 Nov

I’ve put forth a great deal of effort researching and designing with plants that are considered “deer proof.” On a couple of occasions, though, I’ve been quite frustrated.

It’s annoying when deer chow down on landscape plants, especially when its a new plant installation because the deer want to taste what’s new on the block. Younger plants, even if they’re deer reistant, are tastier to the deer.

It happened again this last week. Our crew applied coyote urine as a precaution but that didn’t stop the deer from feasting on the newly installed deer resistant plants.

The deer don’t read the lists. In fact, many of the plants that were once considered bullet proof have been taken off the lists.

David Arnold, who has 40 years in the business, tells me most of the eating habits of different herds of deer are determined by learned behavior and/or availability of native food sources.  It’s not consistent either. Many times deer will experiment with a newly installed landscape and then never bother it again. David at one point got lion feces from the San Francisco Zoo but the deer weren’t phased.

This 76-year old woman went overboard.

This article from the Washington Post calls deer “rats with hooves.”

Deer fences are sometimes an option but often are not.  I have also heard that there has been success reported by those that have installed motion sensor sprinkler heads along the traffic patterns of the local deer.  The sound of the water surging through the sprinkler head when activated spooks the deer enough to change their route.

If anybody has any ideas that work please let me know. Comments?

Ken Burns Documentory on Frank Lloyd Wright

16 Oct

The Ken Burns film on Frank Lloyd Wright is a must see. Frank was infamous before he was famous. He was a ladies man, spendthrift, procrastinator and did his most prolific work from age 60 until he died at 92. The Gugenheim and Marin Civic Center were finished after his death. Here’s a clip

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