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Landscape architects prepare for Park(ing) Day

Landscape architects prepare for Park(ing) Day

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) is sponsoring its 10th annual Park(ing) Day on Sept. 17, an occasion it describes as “a global, open-sourced event during which landscape architects ...

Red Sox fans cheer stadium’s edible garden

Red Sox fans cheer stadium’s edible garden

Move over Green Monster, there’s a new green tourist attraction the folks at Fenway Park are clamoring to see. The rooftop garden known as Fenway Farms, which was unveiled April 9, ...

How to: Set yourself apart from the competition

How to: Set yourself apart from the competition

It’s hard to find stonework or water features that can compare to those of Bob Drost, owner of Drost Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance in Petoskey, Michigan. Even in an area ...

Tips on backyard landscaping for cat lovers

Tips on backyard landscaping for cat lovers

Landscaping for pets isn’t a novel idea, but the thought of a cat’s actually caring what is planted in a backyard probably is. The felines are renowned for their devil-may-care attitudes, ...

Memorial garden built on site of tragedy in Japan

Memorial garden built on site of tragedy in Japan

If you ever travel to the island of Awaji in Japan, you will find a complex of buildings known as Awaji Yumebutai, which were designed by architect Tadao Ando. You’ll ...

Landscapers’ trade group keeps eye on honeybee health

Landscapers’ trade group keeps eye on honeybee health

Since 2013 the National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP), other associations, government agencies, legislators and academics have focused heightened attention on the plight of pollinators, particularly honeybees. Bees are used to ...

How to please your dog-loving landscape clients

How to please your dog-loving landscape clients

Your landscaping clients who have pets, particularly dogs, may be under the impression they can’t have the best of both worlds – that a beautiful backyard and rambunctious Rover just ...

Landscape holds primary place in building’s design

Landscape holds primary place in building’s design

What looks like a twisted stack of Jenga blocks is actually a rendering of Rolex’s new seven-story building in Dallas. Groundbreaking for the project was earlier this week. Developer Harwood International ...

Help customers pondering outdoor kitchens stand out

Help customers pondering outdoor kitchens stand out

If one of your landscaping company’s clients is considering going all out with an outdoor kitchen area, chances are they’re not the kind of people who long to blend in ...

Space-grown veggies will provide mental benefits too

Space-grown veggies will provide mental benefits too

The first edible space-grown veggie became available on the International Space Station on Monday, Aug. 10. NASA astronauts grew a crop of red romaine lettuce in the microgravity environment of space ...

Case Construction Equipment festival to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Case Construction Equipment festival to benefit Wounded Warrior Project

Case Construction Equipment will play host to the “Labor of Love Music Festival” starring country music’s Kip Moore on Labor Day (Sept. 7) in Racine, Wisconsin. The event will be ...

The Netherlands: Where big business blossoms

The Netherlands: Where big business blossoms

From mid-March to mid-May, portions of the Netherlands become a vibrant quilt of contrasting tulip colors. When viewed from the air, these rows upon rows of blossoming bulbs may remind ...

Honda poised to introduce new products for landscapers

Honda poised to introduce new products for landscapers

It’s going to be a few days before we can share what we learned at a Honda media event outside San Diego this week. Honda certainly isn’t the only equipment ...

New technology improves John Deere robotic lawn mowers

New technology improves John Deere robotic lawn mowers

In order to operate within a specific area, robotic lawn mowers rely on boundary wires installed on a property prior to their use. When homeowners move or make changes to ...

Keen Utility launches Fall ’15 boot lineup

Keen Utility launches Fall ’15 boot lineup

With an emphasis on outdoor-inspired design, Keen Utility’s additions to its Fall 2015 product line includes safety boots tailored for winter work. Part of the company’s American Built collection, the ...

Flower clocks: What bloomin’ time is it, anyway?

Flower clocks: What bloomin’ time is it, anyway?

Imagine you’re working in your backyard and you have somewhere you need to be at 11 a.m., but you’re not wearing your watch. How would you know what time it ...

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