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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 ...

9 ways to kill a plant … or not

9 ways to kill a plant … or not

When a plant dies, the landscape looks bad. And so do you. Maybe Mother Nature is to blame, or any one of a host of factors beyond your control. But dead ...

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 ...

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

Pollinator project receives funding to focus on rights-of-ways in eight states

A new partnership between Bayer CropScience (Bayer) and Integrated Vegetation Management Partners (IVM Partners) is aimed at improving pollinator and wildlife habitats on public rights-of-way across eight states. Bayer has ...

Japanese company acquires U.S. landscaping business

Japanese company acquires U.S. landscaping business

Acting on its strategy for expansion into the United States, a Japanese horticulture company acquired its first U.S. landscape firm, Rolling Greens, a 40-year-old business based in Clinton, Maryland, with ...

Ornamental grass recognized as ‘Super Plant’ by LSU

Ornamental grass recognized as ‘Super Plant’ by LSU

A relatively new, variegated version of purple fountain grass called Fireworks has joined the henna coleus as one of the “Super Plants of 2015,” as designated by Louisiana State University’s ...

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, ...

Add color to a shady landscape with these vibrant plants

Add color to a shady landscape with these vibrant plants

  A place in the shade is certainly comfortable, but it can also be colorful with the addition of these shade-loving flowers and plants. New Guinea Impatiens provide annual color in shady ...

How-to: Incorporating edible gardening

How-to: Incorporating edible gardening

Incorporating edibles is a trend worth digging into Call it gardening, edible landscaping or urban agriculture, but the motive is the same: More people want to grow their own food. According ...

Plants: Planting for multi-season interest

Plants: Planting for multi-season interest

How to design landscapes that shine throughout the year  Summer is often the height of a landscape’s beauty, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Plants that don’t fade after ...

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 ...

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