Blasen Landscape Architecture

(415) 485-3885
www.blasengardens.com

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.
Location:
San Anselmo, CA US 
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Address
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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risris
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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trishideas
MFAMB--thank you!
April 14, 2014 at 5:24pm   
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chrisinky
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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