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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 ...

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 ...

How-to: Repair winter plant damage

How-to: Repair winter plant damage

Coping with what winter left behind In much of the country, spring has revealed significant damage to landscape plantings. “Many factors contribute to how a plant is affected by winter,” says ...

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 ...

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, ...

Using rock gardens in landscaping

Using rock gardens in landscaping

Enhance your design with plants that thrive in harsh environments Long a standard in the arid West and high-desert regions such as the Rockies, rock gardens have become increasingly popular throughout ...

AeroFarms’ $30 million vertical garden set for construction in New Jersey

AeroFarms’ $30 million vertical garden set for construction in New Jersey

The world's largest indoor vertical farm will be created in Newark, New Jersey for $30 million. The former industrial site will also serve as the global headquarters for farming and tech ...

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show features actor Dan Aykroyd

2015 Philadelphia Flower Show features actor Dan Aykroyd

  The Philadelphia Flower Show, one of the biggest and largest-running garden shows in the world, is on through March 8. The event is themed “Celebrate the Movies” and is at ...

McDugald-Steele finishes a 22,000-plant vertical wall at a Houston H-E-B store

McDugald-Steele finishes a 22,000-plant vertical wall at a Houston H-E-B store

A Houston, Texas grocer dabbled in the landscaping business to create living wall art. Landscaping firm McDugald-Steele finished the design of a 22,000-plant vertical garden, one of the largest in the ...

Proper pruning techniques, tips for landscapers

Proper pruning techniques, tips for landscapers

Spring will be here before you know it, and landscapers need to train their crews on proper pruning techniques to make sure landscapes look their best. The Grounds Guys put together ...

Evergreens, flowers and shrubs perfect for planting on hillsides

Evergreens, flowers and shrubs perfect for planting on hillsides

Planting on a slope presents a particular set of challenges. Poor soil composition, uneven amounts of moisture at the top and base of a hill and runoff are the dominant ...

Top plants for winter

Top plants for winter

Spring, summer and autumn boast a riot of colors, lushness and bounty. But the winter garden has its own charms. Winter may seem like a time of rest for the ...

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