Blasen Landscape Architecture

(415) 485-3885

Business Description
Blasen Landscape Architecture was established in 1993 and located in Sausalito, California. The design studio has been involved in a diverse mix of projects which include residential works, spaces for worship, schools, hotels, corporate offices, and restaurants. A major component of the firm’s focus has been designfor art collections.

Our approach to any project is to become involved with all parties in a creative collaboration to define and understand the scope of each specific project.

With an unyielding passion for design and its relationship to natural and man-made forms, the husband-and-wife team of Eric and Silvina Blasen practice a progressive blend of landscape architecture, embracing utility while exploring contemporary relevance and innovation in outdoor planning.

To the Blasens, each project is a unique opportunity to identify new design solutions that create a sense of time and place, enhance a site’s value, and find solutions that are in harmony with the environment.
San Anselmo, CA US 
500 Red Hill Avenue,
San Anselmo, California,
United States, 94960 
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Geometric Designs Keep Plants in Line

Structure your landscape with strips and blocks for simplicity and a crisp, contemporary look Full Story
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Don't forget the French! Planting in blocks or with strictly demarcated boundaries does typify contemporary garden design as you show here, but other cultures have been doing the same thing for a long, long time.
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New Ways to Think About All That Mulch in the Garden

Before you go making a mountain out of a mulch hill, learn the facts about what your plants and soil really want Full Story
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MFAMB--thank you!
April 14, 2014 at 5:24pm   
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I really don't care for mulch at all. We put beds all the way around a previous house & put down black plastic then mulch on top. Grass seeds made their way into the mulch & spread like the plague. When I would try to pull one piece of grass out a huge chunk of mulch would come with it because the roots were so extensive. I vowed to never mulch again. (I know, everyone is collectively gasping at the black plastic part. That was several years ago & at the time I knew nothing about mulching.)

We have bought a house & have been remodeling the inside for months, but I am dying to get out in the yard. Because of the way the land lays, the direction of the sun & several large trees, our front & back yards are shaded most of the time. The back yard is fenced in & our dog will be there. I plan to put in a lot of ferns & other native plants there & of course dig up a nice space so the dog can lay his belly on the cool dirt. If I do that, he tends to stay off of the flowers. There is a 5-foot wide bed across the front between the sidewalk and house. It has landscaping fabric, remnants of mulch & 4 Japanese yews. All of that will be gone soon. I also dislike yews very much. After I replant the bed, I am going to fill in with river rock because there are several neighborhood cats who seem to love hanging out in my yard. I really don't want to encourage them to use my flower beds as a litter box.

Anyone have suggestions of a nice, short shrub to put in front of the house? I live in Kentucky. I was thinking of using holly.
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