Landscape Design

Help your landscaping clients keep basements dry

Help your landscaping clients keep basements dry

While water is being conserved in California, where years of drought have made it more precious than ever, parts of Texas are drowning in it. Maybe it’s time to remind ...

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Maximize limited space with vertical gardens

Popular in Europe for decades, vertical gardening is a technique that’s trending in the United States. Also called living, or “green,” walls, vertical gardening refers to plant material growing in ...

Free-form exercise: Designing landscapes for kids

Free-form exercise: Designing landscapes for kids

Monkey bars and merry-go-rounds are no longer staple design elements when creating landscapes for children. The lines between play areas and other outdoor living spaces become increasingly blurred with the ...

IrriGreen taps digital technology to get traction in market

IrriGreen taps digital technology to get traction in market

The application of digital technology to landscaping continues to blossom. Beyond the full-blown design programs and the familiar old workhorse software – all those back-office programs for accounting, payroll and ...

University works to replace turf with drought-tolerant landscaping

University works to replace turf with drought-tolerant landscaping

The University of Utah is modifying its campus over the summer with water-conserving landscaping in mind. In light of the ongoing drought, the university to want to cut its water ...

Soldier Field’s landscape architect dies from heart attack

Soldier Field’s landscape architect dies from heart attack

Landscape architect best known for his work on the Chicago’s Soldier Field, Peter Schaudt, died Sunday at the age of 56 of a heart attack at his Villa Park home. Born ...

Professionals donate their time for Renewal & Remembrance event

Professionals donate their time for Renewal & Remembrance event

The weather cooperated beautifully Monday morning as volunteers from across the country converged on Arlington National Cemetery for the National Association of Landscape Professionals’ 19th annual Renewal & Remembrance event. Some ...

New book promotes landscaping that lessens allergies

New book promotes landscaping that lessens allergies

Landscapers can make outdoor areas more comfortable for those who suffer from allergies and asthma by planting female plants instead of males, according to author Thomas Ogren. In his book, The ...

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 ...

Help your landscaping clients make the most of shade

Help your landscaping clients make the most of shade

Shade. In the summer, everyone wants a piece of it, but many plants cannot survive in the shadow of trees and clients are left with ugly bare patches of land. ...

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 ...

Use of gardens, landscapes as therapy is ancient, ‘awesome’

Use of gardens, landscapes as therapy is ancient, ‘awesome’

Ninja master, bed tester, tequila taster … and then there’s horticultural therapist. The landscaping profession was given a nod in a recent list of “almost-too-awesome-to-be-true” jobs compiled by Refinery29, a ...

Landscapers bring their best to Arlington National Cemetery

Landscapers bring their best to Arlington National Cemetery

Some 400 members of the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) will come together at Arlington National Cemetery on July 20 to beautify and improve more than one-quarter of the ...

Landscape, interior designers collaborate for a cause

Landscape, interior designers collaborate for a cause

Neither Mariani Landscape nor Frank Ponterio Interior Design really needed another project to show off. Both Chicago area firms have done plenty of extraordinary work, as browsing the portfolios on ...

Freeway landscaping plan draws fire for water use, plant choices

Freeway landscaping plan draws fire for water use, plant choices

Some Southern California residents, as well as a landscape designer from the area, are calling into question a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) plan to plant more than a million ...

Iconic landscape architect’s project may be restored

Iconic landscape architect’s project may be restored

One of the projects of renowned landscape architect Jens Jensen (1860-1951) may soon be returned to its former glory. The Park District of Highland Park in Illinois recently hired Ratio ...

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