With the spring thaw coming after a heavy snow, concerns of potential flooding occur. One way that landscape architects help the environment are through Best Management Practices that involve storm water.
Some water gardens spring out of opportunity or necessity, like this one. There was a wet spot in this yard led to a ‘what are the options’ discussion. Beyond a drain, we mentioned that we could capture the water and create a water garden that could be seen from the screened in porch.
I have been involved with the Erie Art Museum for a long time and formally as a member of the Public Art Committee. We were so pleased to be a part of the museum expansion and to have a role in shaping this courtyard space in front of the addition that allows for gathering and events as an extension to the interior spaces.
Even though Christmas is past, the snow creates a clean backdrop to display the beautiful dendritic shapes of our trees in winter. And with our holiday lighting franchise, Christmas Decor those trees can stand out even greater.
As in any family business, you have your family work in the business. That’s why I have had 5 kids, so they could come and work in the business. And at one time or another, each of my family members have worked in the business.
Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors had been doing a number of projects for Erie Homes for Children and Adults, formerly the Erie Infants Home. These included landscape improvements and group home improvements to keep up the look and provide easier maintenance.
When Chuck Dahlkemper graduated from Cathedral Prep in 1952, tuition was $32 per year. Dad was already mowing lawns and providing lawn care and when he graduated, he picked up the work taking care of the Cathedral block.
The depths of Erie winter is a great time to plan for summertime activities and outdoor living. In 2012, Dahlkemper Landscape Architects & Contractors helped to transform this backyard into a recreational oasis.
Krista and I would like to pass on to your crew that we really do enjoy our front yard. We have found people stopping by to look at it as if it were a piece of art, of course we know it is. It has made a big difference in our enjoyment of our home. We will highly recommend you to all of our friends.
Sincerely, Jim Strafford
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