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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
Approximately 70 percent of landscape architects do residential design work. LASN will showcase how landscape architects enhance residential properties with landscape design and outdoor-living elements.
Triple Show Issue!!
World of Concrete
FenceTech/DechTech
LD Expo - Long Beach
Landscape Perimeters:
Fencing, Walls & Gates

February Hardscapes
Hardscape materials and designs can give a residence, a town plaza, a streetscape or campus a special identity, as well as offer stormwater management.
IECA Show Paving Materials

March Parks
By maximizing use of limited green space and providing play areas for children, landscape architects continue to foster Olmsted's idea that ''every community should have a park at its heart.''
Park Site Amenities

April Lighting
How a landscape architecture design looks at night is not only about safety, but also aesthetics and energy savings. Use of decorative poles, shielded luminaires, uplighting, downlighting, spot, façade, path and step lighting fixtures and bollard lighting are just some of the options to enhance a site's night environment.
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
LASN will feature school landscape designs at all levels of education - elementary, middle school, high school and college and university, plus engaging landscapes of corporate campuses.
Play Structures & Safety Surfacing

July Water Features
Water is often an integral and complementary element in landscape designs, including the use of decorative fountains, pools, ponds, streams and waterfalls, spas and stormwater collection.
Decorativ Water Features

August Streetscapes
Downtown streetscapes are focusing on multi-modal and pedestrian-friendly designs, enhancing traffic flow and attracting people to downtown areas to foster economic growth. The designs of landscape architects and the use of site amenities are crucial to their success.
TNLA Area/Street Lighting

September NRPA Show Issue: Playgrounds
LASN showcases the latest innovative playground designs for schools and parks. Accessible play for children of all abilities continues to grow, as does inventive, thematic design.
Open

October Women in Landscape Architecture
LASN will present the life works of leading women in landscape architecture and exemplary projects in which women PLAs were project leads or integral to the design.
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 Hardscape Column Product Focus Trade Shows

January Maintenance
As winter fades and spring approaches, LC/DBM explores seasonal maintenance operations and the equipment that makes the work more efficient.
Fencing World of Concrete

February Outdoor Living
With custom residential being one of the strongest segments of the landscape installation industry, LC/DBM features state-of-the-art designs and the products that make these outdoor living areas an extraordinary profit center for landscape contractors.
Dumping Trucks & Trailers IECA, FenceTech

March Hardscapes
In its annual readership survey, designing, installing and maintaining hardscapes are the subjects most requested by LC/DBM readers. In this first of two hardscape themed issues, LC/DBM brings a plethora of products and exemplary hardscape projects.
Installation Equipment

April Lighting
With the growth of landscape lighting as an important revenue source, each year we feature some of the most impressive installations from around the country.
Lighting LightFair

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

June Custom Residential
57% of LC/DBM subscribers work on single-family residents. Pools, fire elements, pergolas, hardscapes, kitchens and fireplaces are all a part of this fast growing segment of the industry.
Outdoor Living

July Water in the Landscape
Landscape Contractors are leading the way in the design and installation of water features, waterfalls, ponds, artificial streams and custom pool designs.
Water Elements & Irrigation

August Hardscapes II
With more than 60% of LC/DBM's subscribers installing pavers; and 44% installing retaining walls, this issue takes a second look at hardscape products and the best projects in both commercial and residential markets across the country.
Paving Materials TNLA,
So. Cal.

September Maintenance II
Since 62.5% of LC/DBM readers cite landscape maintenance as one of their revenue sources, and landscape maintenance is a 'Top Five' most requested article subject, here is a look at fall and winter maintenance issues and equipment.
Erosion Control & Retaining Walls Maintenance Equipment NRPA,
No. Cal.

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.
OPEN (Advertiser Showcase) Hardscape NA
GIE+Expo
IA

November Lighting II
Especially in the winter months, landscape lighting is an important element in any project. With more than 54% of LC/DBM readers installing and designing landscape lighting, this significant industry segment deserves more illumination.
 

December The Yearbook
Every December, LC/DBM looks back at the most influential people, the best projects, the most read features and the best new product introductions of the year. This is a must issue and perfect to kick off your 2016 promotional campaigns.
Technology Site Amenities

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




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