Essential Books for Landscape Architects

Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture

Time-Saver Standards for Landscape Architecture by Nicholas T. Dines
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book reminded me that books are essential and no e-book can ever replace a book with an Author who put his heart into his work. Mr. Dines had the expertise and dedication to provide the highest quality information with a original idea was the basis for the publication. No blogs, articles, or websites will ever have the attention to ensure every aspect is accurate and insightful.
The amount of detail and passion is evident in his writing because a fellow LA was speaking directly to me. The information was insightful and the originality of the work really was inspiring. In one word this book was Inspiring.

Nicholas T. Dines

Time-Saver Standards  for Landscape Architecture CD-ROM   (Single-User version)

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Annual Open to Public Event May 18th-May 20th 9am-4pm

Annual Open to the Public Event kicks off tomorrow at 9:00 am-4 pm. May 18th-May 20th ; Friday-Sunday 9am-4pm everyday.

Great Oaks Landscape opens up its doors to the public for its Annual Open to the Public Event. Come walk through our nursery, get advice from professionals, get specials/discounts and the opportunity to purchase Great Oaks Landscape’s rare tree specimens and plant material. Don’t miss out on this once a year event!

Our Nursery:
✥ Great Deals and Discounts on our Nursery Stock and Services
✥ Large Caliper Deciduous Trees
✥ Magnificent Evergreens Trees
✥ Beautiful Varieties of Ornamental Shrubs, Perennials, & Annuals
✥ 5′ Emerald Green Arborvitae typically $42/ea. this weekend ONLY $24/ea. Buy 10 get 1 FREE
✥ Selective large caliper shade trees, ornamental trees and evergreens 30% off

Where: 28025 Samuel Linden Court
Novi, MI 48323

Our Design Process

Multiple Conceptual Designs for one Residential Property

At Great Oaks Landscape in order to help the customer we will create multiple conceptual designs to aid our customers in visualizing different options for their landscape.

Our Landscape Architects & Designers

Experience and Expertise

Our exceptional team of designers and landscape architects create sophisticated spaces that add beauty and outstanding value to their surroundings. Our design team and our exceptional designs have established Great Oaks Landscape as one of the premier design/build firms in the United States.

Our Design Team

Knowledge, ability and passion are in our nature.

The desire to be surrounded with beauty is only natural. But when you devote your life to it, that’s passion.

At Great Oaks Landscape, we love what we do and that’s why we hire top-notch talent. Your design team starts with registered landscape architects that are the most talented in

the business. In fact, we have over 200 years of combined professional experience. We have cutting edge resources and technology, graphic abilities, state-of-the-art CAD systems and an extensive library of resources and photographs. Plus, we have great working relationships with municipalities and have a full understanding of ordinances and the submittal process.

Not only do we have the best talent in design, we have the expertise to bring your job in on time and on budget.

The Great Oaks Way

The Great Oaks Way:

Commitment to Excellence

Our commitment to excellence is evident in our creativity, attention to detail and innovative designs. We believe that a great landscape is created over time and is always studied, always perfected, and always unique. We view land as a blank canvas waiting to be carved into a true piece of art. 

Great Oaks has raised the bar for luxuriously landscaped properties. From concept and design to installation and year-round maintenance, we exceed your greatest expectations.

Unparalleled Customer Service

At Great Oaks we believe in open and proactive communication. We are here to help you as your landscape evolves. You will be assigned a licensed Landscape Architect/Designer as well as a project manager who will work for you and with you to create your dream home combining their expertise with your style.

Our depth and quantity of experience allows us to give you, our customer, the design-build team that best suits your particular project.  This allows us to give you the individual and undivided attention you deserve. We understand revamping the exterior of your home is a once in a lifetime experience and we want to make your experience rewarding, stress-free, and most of all exciting. 

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Great Oaks Landscape is Michigans Premier Landscape Design-Build Company in Michigan

Our History

The Evolution of Great Oaks Landscape

When I was a young man, I discovered I had a deep and abiding fascination for the art of landscaping. This love planted the seeds for a Landscape Architecture degree, and in 1981, the founding of Great Oaks Landscape Associates, the company I have devoted my life to for the past three decades.

For almost 30 years now, the company I founded has been creating inspired outdoor spaces for the area’s most prestigious businesses, as well as exquisite residential landscapes. I am extremely proud of our reputation as Michigan’s premier design-build firm and of the dedicated team that brought us to that level. Our staff’s commitment to excellence is evident in their creativity, attention to detail and unique approach to design. I believe that a great landscape is created over time and is always studied, always perfected until it becomes a true piece of art. The architecture of the

building, the topography of the site, the owner’s personality – all these things influence a truly integrated landscape design. Today, Great Oaks is the vanguard of luxuriously landscaped properties.

From conception and design to installation and year-round maintenance, we are uniquely capable of delivering sophisticated results. Innovation, artistry and a talented team of professionals have all pioneered our success. And I thoroughly believe that Great Oaks Landscape continues to excel because of a shared commitment to a single idea: Creating the most breathtaking outdoor spaces imaginable.

-Gary Roberts (President, Great Oaks Landscape)