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June 19, 2012

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Article 2 Outdoor Room With a View
Sandi Fields Landscape and Design was initially contacted by the Rolling Hills, California client to fix the home's failing retaining wall that was, in turn, causing the pool deck to fail. Additionally, the owners wanted ...
Article 2 East Coast Hardscape
Scapes, Inc. turned a Harwood, Maryland backyard into a hardscape retreat, designed to create a functional and relaxing outdoor living space that the client could enjoy with family and friends. The client's mandate ...
Article 1 Sustainable Hardscapes
Landscape Labor Solutions transformed a 1928 Lansing, Michigan residential project into a 100-percent fully sustainable hardscape project. One of the client's requests was that the home be a shining ...

LC/DBM June Columns

A Mountain Retreat in Omaha
Landscape contractor Jake Foutch of Foutch Enterprises made creative use of segmental retaining walls, concrete pavers and natural granite boulders to redefine the backyard of the Ken and Marian Pitz residence ...
Ramblin' Rock Arrives
On March 10, 2012, a 340-ton granite boulder atop a 196-wheel transport arrived at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) after an 11-night, 105-mile journey across 21 cities from a Jurupa Valley ...
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Article 6 Water Restrictions
Officials in Tampa, Florida have tightened water usage restrictions, citing continuing above normal temperatures, below normal rainfall, extremely low river flows and declining surface water storage ...
Article 6 Faster Mowers
Lawnmower manufacturers are offering faster mowers to their lineups. John Deere introduced the Z665 EZTrak zero-turning-radius mower, which can cut at nine miles per hour and boasts a 60-inch mower deck. And ...
Article 6 Get Your Outdoor ON in 2012
Three recent surveys show that the outdoor living segment is, and will continue, to experience growth. The three surveys include the American Institute of Architects' Trend Survey, the American Society of ...
Article 6 Grasshopper Company Fuel Cost Tool
The Fuel and Emissions Calculator -- available at -- presents visitors with fuel costs and savings comparisons, greenhouse and smog ...
Article 6 Outsourcing Opportunities
The Westbrook City Council approved a 3-year contract to Nature's Design Landscaping of Westbrook to mow at Westbrook High School, and a separate 3-year contract to Knight Property Services. The council's ...
Article 6 White Grubs Coming Early
Experts recommend that if control is required in August or September, carbaryl (Sevin) or dylox are best, due to their higher kill rate of mature grubs. Be sure to water-in grub control products after application ...
Article 6 Update: Mass. Landscapers Fight Blower Ban
Landscapers in Arlington, Mass., are fighting back after the Town Council voted to ban the use of gas-powered leaf blowers for five months of the year due noise and pollution ...
Article 6 Eco-Friendly Concrete Mix Brewing
Two civil engineering students in India have developed a new concrete mixture using rice husk ash (RHA) that appears to be both less expensive and more environmentally friendly ...
Article 6 Designing, Installing and Maintaining Hardscapes
Just in time for the outdoor season, Wet & Forget, an environmentally gentle, scrub-free exterior stain remover is available nationwide. The comes after more than 30 ...
Article 6 Cities Force To Cut Back On Landscaping
To comply, landscaping planned for many road improvement projects was eliminated. Projects that will receive landscaping have to be at major gateways and corridors ...
Article 6 Killer Virus Attacks Kansas City Roses
A virus is attacking roses around the Kansas City area, and so far experts have no idea how to stop it. Agriculture officials in Johnson and Jackson counties in Missouri are hearing increasing ...
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