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Landscape Communications Inc., published the first issue of Landscape Architect and Specifier News (LASN) in July 1985. In 1998 Landscape Communications debuted a second publication, Landscape Contractor/Design•Build•Maintain (LC/DBM). These publications are photographically oriented, professional journals featuring topics of concern and state-of-the-art projects designed or influenced by registered Landscape Architects and Landscape Contractors worldwide.

The editorial goal of each publication is to inform and promote their profession through feature articles on projects and new concepts in their industry. In addition to reaching virtually every registered Landscape Architect and Landscape Contractor in the United States. Landscape Communication's professional readership also includes school & campus designers, city planners, developers, erosion control specialists, irrigation consultants, architects and golf course architects.



Landscape Architect & Specifier News

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Providing landscape architects timely information on design-build, water management, hardscapes, custom residential, city planning, school and campus and other topics pertinent to the profession. If you or your firm have won any awards or designed an innovative project, we'd love to showcase it in LASN. With the largest, most qualified reach and readership in the industry, LASN's national circulation is 32,100 with a total readership of over 120,000. Please click on the links below for detailed information on submitting editorial materials.

Month Cover Theme Bonus Distribution Product Focus

January Custom Residential
LASN's presentation of award-winning, modern residential landscape designs.
Submittal deadline: November 4, 2013
Triple Show Issue!!
World of Concrete
FenceTech/DechTech
LA Expo - Long Beach
Landscape Perimeters:
Fencing, Walls & Gates

February Hardscapes
Special Section: Retaining Walls Today's landscape designs-from community developments to urban plazas explode with hardscape detail, innovative retaining walls and bold entry monumentation.
Submittal deadline: November 20, 2013
IECA Show Paving Materials

March Parks
By maximizing use of limited greenspace and providing play areas for children, landscape architects continue to foster Olmsted's idea that "every community should have a park at its heart."
Submittal deadline: December 27, 2013
Park Site Amenities

April Lighting
Landscape architects illuminate their projects with innovative lighting designs and a brilliant array of fixtures-from period street poles to decorative landscape lighting.
Submittal deadline: January 27, 2014
LightFair International Lighting Products

May Annual Specifier's Guide
LASN's annual showcase of products in 10 categories is the reference landscape architechts consult when specifying their latest projects.

June School & Campus Design
Landscape architects take the lead in the development of creative, safe and accessible schoolyards, playgrounds and the design of corporate campuses across the nation.
Submittal deadline: March 19, 2014
Play Structures & Safety Surfacing

July Water Features
From decorative fountains and design elements to watershed and stormwater management, landscape architects showcase water features in a wide variety of projects.
Submittal deadline: April 23, 2014
Decorativ Water Features

August Streetscapes
Downtown streetscapes are crucial to commerce. Landscape architects combine paving materials, area lighting and site amenities to create a focal identity for today's modern community with a variety of colorful paving materials and dynamic street
lighting designs.
Submittal deadline: May 21, 2014
TNLA Area/Street Lighting

September NRPA Show Issue: Playgrounds
Annual showcase of innovative parks and playgrounds that accommodate safe and pleasant play for all participants.
Submittal deadline: June 25, 2014
Open

October The Green Issue
Special Section: Stormwater Management Sustainable, Regenerative Development, Water Recapture, Stormwater Abatement, Erosion Control, LED Lighting, Green Roofs, Green Site Amenities, Green Play Structures and More!
Submittal deadline: July 23, 2014
NRPA Show Green Products

November Firms of the Rocky Mountain States
Join LASN as we present the project work of landscape architects in the Rocky Mountain states: Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Utah and Wyoming. LASN will also showcase the 2014 ASLA Class of Fellows.
Submittal deadline: September 19, 2014
ASLA Show
IA Show
Open

December Yearbook/Reader's Choice Awards
Special Section: Site Amenity Review: LASN's annual report on building and housing development with an economic forecast for the upcoming year, plus a look at the people and places that made 2014 a year to remember.
Best of the Year

Contact Editorial Department: 714-979-5276, x 132






Landscape Contractor/Design•Build•Maintain

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LC/DBM provides landscape contractors with valuable and practical information about every aspect of their businesses, their employees, their machines and their projects. If you or your company has any award winning projects or innovative installations we'd love to showcase them in our national magazine. LC/DBM's circulation is more than 50,000 with a total readership of over 120,000. Here's information on how to submit:

Month Cover Theme Equipment Review Product Focus Trade Shows

January Fences, Walls & Gates
Installing and maintaining these structures is one of the most common assignments for landscape contractors according to our survey. This issue examines the process of selecting the best products and building top-notch projects.
Tree Care Splitters, Chippers & Stump Grinders Fencing World of Concrete

February Commercial Maintenance
To help contractors take advantage of opportunities in the commercial maintenance sector, we break down the different equipment, processes and selling techniques recommended to land these profitable contracts.
Hand Held Power Equipment Dumping Trucks & Trailers IECA, FenceTech

March Hardscapes I
Designing, installing and maintaining hardscapes are the subjects most requested by LC/DBM readers.
Loaders & Attachments Installation Equipment

April Lighting
Landscape lighting is a billion dollar industry and one of the most important revenue centers for landscape contractors nationwide.
Mowers Lighting LightFair

May Annual Buyer's Guide
LC/DBM Annual Showcase of award-winning, modern residential landscape designs.

June Custom Residential/Outdoor Living
Transforming residential outdoor areas into outdoor entertainment centers is a segment that is continuing to grow as products, materials and installation processes keep innovating.
Hardscape Installation Equipment Outdoor Living

July Water in the Landscape
From irrigation to pools and spas, this issue is all about these types of installations, as well as the tools, materials and procedures involved.
Sprayers & Spreaders Water Elements & Irrigation

August Hardscapes II
LC/DBM takes a second look at hardscape projects and products in both the commercial and residential markets.
Blowers Paving Materials TNLA

September Parks
Whether done by private contractors or public employees, softscape and hardscape installations in parks, as well as the maintenance of those installations and the parks' grounds themselves, make up a key sector of the industry.
Maintenance Equipment Erosion Control & Retaining Walls NRPA, TLE

October GIE / Hardscape NA Show Issue
The industry's attention this month is on the outdoor power equipment show so we highlight the latest and greatest tools for landscape contractors.
Parts & Supply OPEN (Advertiser Showcase) Hardscape NA GIE+Expo IA

November The Green Issue
Special Section: Stormwater Management
LC/DBM brings its readers up-to-date on the ever-changing world of ''green'' technology including sustainable landscaping, water-wise irrigation, rainwater capture, rooftop landscaping, living walls, and more.
Dumping Trucks & Trailers Green Products

December Franchise & Business Opportunities
This issue focuses on the potential revenue resources available to the professionals that make up our readership.
Technology Site Amenities

Contact Editorial Department: 714-979-5276, x 132




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