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
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.
- View and Download the LASN Editorial Calendar
- ''Call for Projects'' Guidelines
- Submit Material to LASN's Monthly Columns
|Month||Cover Theme||Bonus Distribution||Product Focus|
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.
|Double Show Issue!!!!
World of Concrete
Fencing, Walls & Gates
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|
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|
How a landscape architecture design looks at night is not only about safety, but also aesthetics and energy savings. Use of decorative poles, shielded luminaries, 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 architects 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|
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.
|Fire & Decorative Water Features|
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.
|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.
|October||LASN's ASLA Show Issue /
Firms of the Deep South
Our annual issue featuring the project work of regional landscape architectural firms will focus on the "Firms of the Deep South" - Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi Louisiana and South Carolina.
|November||Women in Landscape Architecture
The November LASN issue will be our second annual ''Women in Landscape Architecture'' issue, profiling prominent women landscape architects and their design work.
|December||Yearbook/Reader's Choice Awards
LASN presents the 10 most viewed articles on LandscapeOnline.com, and on the LandscapeOnline Weekly Newsletter. LASN also makes room for the ASLA Chapters to report on their activities and initiatives this year, plus we remember those landscape architects lost to the profession this year.
|Best of the Year|
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||Fences, Walls & Gates
Installing these structures is becoming one of the most common assignments for landscape contractors across the nation. This issue examines the process of selecting the best products, and building top-notch projects..
World of Concrete
Since 78+% 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 maintenance strategies and equipment.
|Dumping Trucks & Trailers||IECA|
In LC/DBM's annual readership survey, designing, installing and maintaining hardscapes are the subjects most requested by readers. In this first of two hardscape themed issues, LC/DBM showcases exemplary hardscape projects, and the products that go into them.
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.
|May||Annual Buyer's Guide
LC/DBM Annual Showcase of award-winning, modern residential landscape designs.
57% of LC/DBM subscribers work on single-family residences. Shade structures, fire elements, hardscapes, kitchens and fireplaces are all a part of this fast growing segment of the industry.
|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|
With more than 70% of LC/DBM's subscribers installing pavers; and 49% 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.
Mowers, blowers and backpack sprayers are the most popular pieces of equipment owned by LC/DBM readers. An examination of the latest and greatest of these and other maintenance machines will help them with their buying decisions.
|Maintenance Equipment||Triple Show
|October||GIE Show / Installation Equipment Issue
The industry's attention this month is on the outdoor power equipment show so we highlight the newest, most innovative installation tools for landscape contractors.
|OPEN (Advertiser Showcase)||Double Show Hardscape NA GIE+Expo|
Especially in the winter months, landscape lighting is an important element in any project. With more than 59% of LC/DBM readers installing and designing landscape lighting, this significant industry segment deserves more illumination.
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 an indispensable issue and is perfect to kick off your 2017 promotional campaigns.