Hardscaping

California water restrictions keep getting tighter

California water restrictions keep getting tighter

The California Water Commission continues to tighten the reins, this week adopting stricter regulations that limit the amount of grass that landscapers may plant for new homes. The new rules restrict ...

Turf-removal rebate funds exhausted, program ends

Turf-removal rebate funds exhausted, program ends

  The popular turf-removal rebate program that many Californians have taken advantage of has come to an end. Hundreds of millions of dollars in rebates have been paid to residents of ...

Water restrictions challenge California’s cemetery caretakers

Water restrictions challenge California’s cemetery caretakers

California cemeteries are struggling to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s call for a statewide reduction in water use while continuing to maintain the appearance of their grounds. In Sacramento, Lisa West, the ...

Hardscape North America outlines 2015 Dealer Education Program

Hardscape North America outlines 2015 Dealer Education Program

Hardscape North America's (HNA) Dealer Education Program will be held Oct. 21 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, just before the opening of the HNA 2015 and GIE+EXPO (Green ...

How-to: Here’s what you should know about permeable pavers

How-to: Here’s what you should know about permeable pavers

Permeable pavers solve problems and look good. Will they work for your business? Pavers are an indispensable tool for designing outdoor living spaces. But if you’re not familiar with permeable pavers, ...

Design/build: Firepits and fireplaces

Design/build: Firepits and fireplaces

Create a fireside retreat clients will enjoy for years No matter where you live, there’s something peaceful about sitting by the fire. Firepits and fireplaces add a soothing ambiance, provide warmth ...

New faux brick wall panels feature depth of color and realistic texture

New faux brick wall panels feature depth of color and realistic texture

The new Tumbled Brick collection of textured faux wall panels by Texture Plus offers landscape designers more options for creating spaces that reflect clients’ unique personal styles. The easy-to-install panels, ...

Deflect noise pollution to create calming spaces

Deflect noise pollution to create calming spaces

A beautiful backyard retreat can be anything but serene when bombarded by noise pollution such as the sounds of traffic, airports, schools and rail lines. Studies have shown that noise pollution ...

How-to: Safety-conscious landscape design

How-to: Safety-conscious landscape design

  A home burglary takes place in the United States every 15 seconds. As a professional landscaper, you can help homeowners reduce their risk by making yards less attractive to would-be ...

Colorado park overhaul focuses on native landscape elements

Colorado park overhaul focuses on native landscape elements

One of Dillon, Colorado’s most popular attractions, Marina Park, is getting a makeover after pine beetles deforested the shore several years ago. The project includes planting more than 500 shrubs, ...

How we did it: Pennsylvania landscaper managed a complex outdoor project (Photos)

How we did it: Pennsylvania landscaper managed a complex outdoor project (Photos)

  The tastes of this Pennsylvania landscaping client were very discerning: they wanted top quality products and professionalism. The project would require carpentry, hardscaping, landscaping, plumbing and electrical work. "This client requested a ...

How to create fun and functional outdoor kitchens (Photos)

How to create fun and functional outdoor kitchens (Photos)

  Outdoor kitchens are booming. According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, half of NKBA designers worked on an outdoor kitchen last year, up seven percent from 2013. “Clients are ...

Suffolk County Community College unveils new, sustainable life sciences building (Photos)

Suffolk County Community College unveils new, sustainable life sciences building (Photos)

Selden, NY’s Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) opened the new, $29.8-million William J. Lindsay Life Sciences Building this semester. The college worked with BBS Architects, Landscape Architects and Engineers, J. Petrocelli ...

(Photos) Massachusetts landscaper creates functional, relaxing outdoor living space

(Photos) Massachusetts landscaper creates functional, relaxing outdoor living space

Creating the ultimate backyard is not an easy task, but landscaper Rosado and Sons was able to transform a 1,200-square-foot backyard into a functional and relaxing outdoor living space for ...

How Landscape Designers Created Stunning Outdoor Rooms

How Landscape Designers Created Stunning Outdoor Rooms

K&D Landscape Management created the ultimate backyard retreat at this Shorewood, Illinois, home.

Belgard Intros New Residential, Commercial Pavers

Belgard Intros New Residential, Commercial Pavers

Belgard Hardscapes introduced a variety of pavers during GIE+EXPO. Belgard's Old York interlocking concrete pavers are suitable for residential and commercial installations.

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