WANTED: Sustainable Landscape Services for Savvy Consumers


For decades, Billy Goodnick has been showing people how to create sustainable landscapes – and how to ditch their lawns. But don't think of me as a "bad guy," he says.... more

 
 

Understory Trees Shady Characters

Where, Which, and How--to Plant Trees


Tree Care
Used sparingly and placed right, small trees--particularly those that flower or offer coloration--can enhance any urban landscape. Intermediate or small ornamental trees that tolerate shade, or filtered light, can be planted beneath the canopies of larger trees for beauty and diversity. Many of these understory trees are low maintenance, requiring little pruning, and adapt well to a wide range of climatic conditions, soils, insects and diseases. They also perform well in areas where root zones are restricted.   More
 
Tuesday, November 30, 1999 Lana Robinson

Flowers in the Nightscape


Landscape Lighting
From wildflowers in a field to day lilies along a country lane to shrub roses on a trellis to a cutting garden near the house, nothing is more prized in the landscape than flowers.   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 1998

Residential Landscape Design


Landscape
Henry Ford was once asked in an interview what he thought was his most important trait that had led to his astonishing success as an automaker. His response was, "The ability to organize."   More
 
Wednesday, July 1, 1998

ASIC: Its History and Its Pioneers


Miscellaneous
In the late 1960s, a small but determined band of irrigation visionaries began assembling periodically in small offices and dark restaurants dotted throughout the San Francisco Bay area.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 LUKE FRANK

A New Level of Irrigation Efficiency


Miscellaneous
Heres a scenario: You’ve created a cutting-edge landscape concept for an upcoming project. You know the plant material that you’ve selected will require supplemental watering to get it through the establishment period and the harsh weather days beyond.    More
 
Thursday, March 1, 2007 LORNE HAVERUK

Elements of Design: Take Your Water Features to the Next Level


Waterscapes
his summer, I've been engaged by Savio Engineering to crisscross the country teaching groups of contractors in hands-on clinics about the fundamentals of water feature construction -- that is, the installation of ponds, water gardens, and pond-free systems.   More
 
Sunday, July 1, 2007

Reaching New Markets the Low Volume Way


Drip Irrigation - Low Flow
“Do you do drip?” This is a question contractors all over the country are hearing more frequently as the demand for drip irrigation continues to grow.    More
 
Wednesday, August 1, 2007 ELIZABETH LEXAU

Integrating Waterscapes with Hardscapes


Waterscapes
One of the greatest challenges a greenscape designer may face is integrating a waterscape into a hardscaped terrain. It really boils down to two basic options: blending flawlessly and contrast.    More
 
Tuesday, January 1, 2008 DAVE JONES

Excellence in Craftsmanship

Landscape,Excellence in Craftsmanship


Landscape
GROWING UP, KEVIN ROBERTS, OWNER OF BIG SKY LANDSCAPING, Inc., would leave his home in Montana to spend his summers in Oregon working for an uncle who owned a tree service company.    More
 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

Design for Success


Landscape
An old story about Michelangelo says that the artist was so gifted that he could visualize a sculpture in its entirety before his chisel ever touched the stone. The physical crafting of the piece was then only a matter of removing the excess to reveal the image inside. But while freehand may have worked well for Michelangelo, it’s pretty safe to assume that most of us aren’t quite at that level.    More
 
Friday, February 1, 2008 AMANDA RICHTER

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