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LC/DBM March 2015 Table of Contents

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Marmiro Stones supplied the natural marble and travertine for the patios, retaining walls, columns, stairs, courtyard, walkway and fireplace at this home in southern Westchester County, in New York.

  • A Far East Haven out West
    Using the principles of feng shui, Terry Sims of The Garden Artist transformed a bare backyard in Boise, Idaho into an ornate Zen garden with a live stream and waterfall, a dry stream, a raking garden, and meditation areas.
    --Mike Dahl, LC/DBM

  • Pervious Bases
    Two case studies, one using pavers and one using a poured-in-place material, help demonstrate the similarities and differences in base preparation for pervious solutions compared to preparations for permeable and impermeable surfaces.
    --Debra McNamara, Xeripave & David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller

  • Textured Concrete, Hawaiian-Style, which specializes in manufacturing and selling stamps that give concrete the look of Hawaiian stone, used those tools while installing, with the assistance of Masons Creations Maui, a driveway, stepping-stones path and set of stairs at a home in Hawaii.
    -- David Schwartz,

  • Weathering the Storm
    Superstorm Sandy and the record-breaking winter of 2013-2014 had big influences on a New Jersey home's landscape redesign and renovation, which included a new patio, curved deck, retaining wall, garden, and remote controlled, three zone LED lighting system courtesy of Epic Land Design.
    -- Alli Martin, LC/DBM

  • A Warm Preference
    Luxuriant, soft-toned, natural stone quarried in Turkey was the material of choice by the owners of a home in Pelham Manor, N.Y., for a hardscape makeover designed and fashioned by Scenic Landscaping of Haskell, N.J.
    -- Christina Luizzi, Marmiro Stones



Editorial Contributors
Jason Pontbriant, The Gardeners Landscape; Terry Sims, The Garden Artist; Debra McNamara, Xeripave; David Aquilina, Strategic Storyteller; David Schwartz,; Randy Bach, Epic Land Design; Christina Luizzi, Marmiro Stones; Juan Ospina, Scenic Landscaping: Carol Kinsley, Mid-Atlantic Grower

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