Landscape Design

Five reasons your clients should consider ‘bee-scaping’

Five reasons your clients should consider ‘bee-scaping’

‘Bee-scaping’ invites struggling population into your clients’ yards As bee populations decline, public awareness of the problem – known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – is increasing. More Americans also are ...

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, ...

Book explores the influence of landscape architecture’s work

Book explores the influence of landscape architecture’s work

A new book by Thaisa Way explores the work of landscape architect Richard Haag, best known for his rehabilitation of Gas Works Park in Seattle, Washington, and gardens at the ...

California homeowner prevails over HOA in replacing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping

California homeowner prevails over HOA in replacing lawn with drought-tolerant landscaping

After a seven-month conflict with her homeowner’s association (HOA), Carlsbad, California, resident Tracee Buck finally has the water-saving yard she wants. Buck decided to let her lawn die and replace ...

Survey: Landscape architecture firms thriving

Survey: Landscape architecture firms thriving

Billable hours, hiring and inquiries for new work all jump Business is booming for landscape architecture firms. According to the latest American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Business Quarterly survey, firm ...

Design/build: Build a rain garden

Design/build: Build a rain garden

Rain gardens may look like any other garden, but they have a secret: They’re incredible problem-solvers. “Their main purpose is to capture water runoff from impervious surfaces such as rooftops, ...

Cacti having a moment in the sun

Cacti having a moment in the sun

California landscapers are helping homeowners reimagine their yards as the state suffers through an epic drought. Solutions to Governor Jerry Brown’s call for a 25-percent reduction in water use ...

Sustainable construction proposal addresses coastal flooding in New York City

Sustainable construction proposal addresses coastal flooding in New York City

A landscape architecture design proposal that addresses the increasing risk of coastal flooding in New York City was named one of three winners of the Global Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction, ...

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 ...

Landscaper’s Day of Service project born of emotional connection to church

Landscaper’s Day of Service project born of emotional connection to church

In April of last year, an F-3 tornado ripped through Tupelo, Mississippi, devastating parts of the city and requiring a huge cleanup effort. Today, a local landscaper celebrated the National ...

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 ...

Free infographic shows how landscaping can save energy

Free infographic shows how landscaping can save energy

A large part of a landscaper’s job involves educating clients on the benefits of a well-designed landscape: from increasing a home’s value, to conserving water, creating a habitat for birds ...

Working with water restrictions

Working with water restrictions

What you need to know, no matter where you live As drought conditions worsen and population centers grow, ordinances limiting water use are increasingly common. “Water restrictions are the new normal,” ...

A new look at landscaping commercial properties

A new look at landscaping commercial properties

By Carol Robertson After six-foot drifts of snow covered the ground all winter in Massachusetts, the talk among my friends and colleagues was about our impatience for spring to arrive. We ...

Discovering new methods for creating landscape illustrations

Discovering new methods for creating landscape illustrations

Homeowners have come to expect landscapers to provide digital representations of their designs and projects. A new book, Representing Landscapes: Digital, by Nadia Amoroso, explores a variety of methods for ...

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