June 18 2018
A long-time California native landscaper explores the misconceptions and intricacies of turning a backyard into a beautiful extension of nature
May 18 2018
Have you met the newest addition to the city of Newport Beach, California’s landscaping crew? She’s always on time, mowing away at the front lawn of the civic center building from 9 a.m. to ...
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May 10 2018
The National Association of Landscape Professionals’ new board of directors took office on May 1, 2018 with terms running through April 30, 2019. Jeff Buhler, senior vice president of customer servi ...
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May 9 2018
Building outdoor kitchens and living areas involves laying down pavers and doing masonry work to build grill enclosures; pouring concrete for gaming courts and more
April 27 2018
Some threats to trees are manmade. As such, they can be avoided. Here are some problems and their solutions
April 6 2018
It’s April, and for many landscape contractors, business is ramping up. What better time to spread awareness of our industry and remind the public of the benefits of a well-cared-for lawn? That’s ...
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April 6 2018
“It’s a global phenomenon, even bigger than just our nation,” says Richard Cobb, Ph.D., who teaches forest health (insects and pathogens), dendrology and ecology at California Polytechnic ...
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Feb. 5 2018
As a landscape contractor you’ve probably heard about or even seen an injury on the job. Because of the nature of the work, the use of sharp, powerful and heavy equipment, accidents like a landscape ...
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Feb. 5 2018
Lawn care, golf course and nursery handlers and applicators often transfer potentially hazardous chemicals and concentrates such as herbicides, insecticides, adjuvants and fungicides from large drums into ...
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Jan. 15 2018
Landscape design is an art as well as a science. Great landscape design blends both in seamless synchrony. The project we’re featuring for our annual Excellence in Craftsmanship story is a prime ...
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Dec. 15 2017
One earthquake and several pounding rainstorms later, that wall—and the hill, and the house—are all still in place. That’s a testament to the skill and knowledge of the landscape contractor ...
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Oct. 16 2017
Darr has experienced how keeping this clear space around a property also helps the professionals who are trying to save it. “We had the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012, and the Black Forest fire in 2013. ...
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July 15 2017
Ahhh, summer! The season where each weekend is full of opportunities to experience the great outdoors. Couples go to the beach in the morning, have drinks on their patio in the afternoon, then in the evening, ...
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Feb. 15 2017
Depending on who you ask, wildflowers are either a blessing or a curse. For some clients, the idea of a landscape teeming with local blooms captures the image of untamed wilderness, kept ever-so-slightly ...
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Jan. 16 2017
If you were to take a stroll through its grounds, meandering along its blue-tinted stone and gravel walkways, shaded by its many lovely, mature trees, you might wonder which public park you were in
Dec. 15 2016
When NASCAR drivers set off, they’re protected by powerful safety measures. They wear thicklypadded helmets, and their cars are superbly engineered to make crashing at a third the speed of sound ...
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Nov. 18 2016
YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK very far to see that outdoor kitchens and living spaces are a very big deal nowadays. They're featured in home decorating magazines, and used as backdrops in print ads for all kinds ...
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Oct. 15 2016
Imagine what it’s like to be caught in the middle of such a maelstrom, like the 80,000 people who were evacuated from the path of the Blue Cut Fire this past August. For eight long days, it raged ...
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May 16 2016
Not that long ago, producing a design plan for a client’s property was a timeconsuming process. You visited the property, checked out the landscape, then went back to the office to labor over a drawing ...
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April 15 2016
As professionals who are installing or maintaining landscapes, you understand the cost and value of the work you do. Yet, often within a few years, new landscapes become overgrown, plants die—seemingly ...
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