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Housing Starts Up, Existing Home Sales Cool in September

Construction starts and permits for single-family residences gained 11.0 and 6.7 percent respectively in September over the month prior, fueling strong overall gains. Existing home sales saw a mild monthly decline in September in all regions except the South, though sales rates remain well above 2011 levels. Home prices improved, and inventories shrank in preparation for the colder, slower winter months.

Green Roof Growth
Landscape contractors can encourage the installation of green roofs by reducing the client's costs through city rebates. ASLA's headquarters in Washington DC uses extensive green roofs.

IECA Rolls Out New Membership

The International Erosion Control Association's (IECA) has announced its new "Professional Plus" membership category to the erosion and sediment control and stormwater management communities. Russ Adsit, IECA, executive director, explains: "The newly created IECA membership category Professional Plus builds on the strengths of the Professional membership category. It delivers more online webinar credits, advertising discounts, priority selection for booths at the Environmental Connection conferences and comprehensive membership profiles.

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Racing Fuel Courts Outdoor Equipment Market
VP Racing Fuels announced three blends of premium fuel designed for small engines at the GIE+Expo in Louisville, Kentucky in October. The new fuels are an alternative to a gasoline blend with higher ethanol content recently approved by the EPA that can do significant damage to small engines.

Syngenta Closes Acquisition of DuPont's Insecticide Business
Award(R) fire ant bait delivers effective control with a simple two-step application program. Syngenta tests show 90 percent control of fire ants eight weeks after the second application. Six industry-leading brands now part of Syngenta's insecticide portfolio; several DuPont employees joining Syngenta.

Students and University Collaborate

Red clay pavers included in the Artist's Backyard complement the red brick buildings on the North Carolina State University campus. The pavers, made from shale and water, are green, durable and recyclable.

Concrete, Heal Thyself

Researchers in the Netherlands are "healing" cracked concrete by including bacterial spores and nutrients at the mixing stage. When activated by water, the bacteria feed on the nutrients and produce limestone, sealing the cracks and greatly extending the service life of the concrete. Given successful trials, self-healing concrete could be commercially available in 2-3 years.

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Perot Museum of Nature and Science Debuts Dec. 1

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas is in the final stages of construction. The rendering better shows what the landscape architectural design of Dallas-based Talley Associates will look like. The firm's principals are Coy Talley, ASLA, and Kevin Bernauer, ASLA, AICP. Talley Associates describes the landscape as "an abstract cross-section of Texas, from an East Texas-inspired forest of large native canopy trees to the plains of the Texas Panhandle."

Watershed Grant for Tulsa Area

The EPA announces a $2,059,773 grant to the Oklahoma Office of the Secretary of Environment to implement watershed plans to control nonpoint source pollution and protect water quality.

Hardscapes Plant Re-Opens Under New Ownership

A new hardscapes manufacturer in Hanover County, Virginia has acquired a 17,000 square foot production plant in the city of Doswell. NewLine Hardscapes plans to refurbish the plant and produce concrete pavers, block wall systems and landscape edging products.

Lightning Strikes Concrete Recycling
Researchers in Germany are developing a method to break concrete down to its basic components - aggregate and cement - for more efficient recycling of waste concrete. The technique, which sends extremely quick lightning bolts through concrete submerged in water, could reduce emissions related to concrete production and incentivize re-using the hundreds of tons of waste concrete produced worldwide every year.

Library of American Landscape History Turns 20

The Emerald Necklace is a series of parks connected by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Mass. It is the only remaining intact linear park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Parkways were an integral element of the Emerald Necklace. Olmsted laid out the parkways with carriages in mind.

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Calling All Pebble Lovers

Inspired by the simple beauty of small, smooth pebbles, Stone Forest has enlarged these organic shapes into a home and garden collection that includes vessel sinks, vases, seating and fountains.

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Cultec Releases Stormgenie(R) Version 2.0
Cultec has released its StormGenie StormGenie(R) version 2.0 automated drawing program. The program is used in conjunction with the company's updated Stormwater Design Calculator to draw proposed stormwater systems in AutoCAD(R).

Bike Lane Safety with Color Surfacings

Agencies all over the country are looking for a long-term solution to color pavement markings. Durable and skid-resistant Color-Safe Surface(TM) is an excellent low-maintenance choice for most safety and color demarcation efforts.

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I'll Just Have a Water, Pacific Water, Please

The San Diego County Water Authority is reportedly close to signing a 30-year deal with Poseidon Resources to buy water from a desalination plant to be built by Poseidon adjacent to the old Encina Power Station in Carlsbad, just north of San Diego.

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Business Services
Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF)
Landscape Solutions, LLC
Progressive Commercial Insurance
Software Republic, LLP
UCLA Extension - Landscape Architecture
University of California Riverside Extension
World of Concrete WOC

Equipment - Installation

Aluma Trailers Ltd.
Barreto Mfg.
Bison Deck Supports
Block Shear LLC
Brock White Company
Columbia Equipment Co.
Crysteel Manufacturing
Kwik Kerb USA
PolyTurf, Inc.
Pro Products
Rugby Mfg.
Skidril, LLC.
Stokes Ladders
Super Lawn Technologies
Ventrac Venture Products
WW Manufacturing Company Inc

Equipment - Maintenance

Earth & Turf Products
EarthWay Products, Inc.
H&M Gopher Control
R & K Pump & Spray, Inc.
Rodenator Worldwide
Turf Teq
US Chemical Storage

Equipment - Parts & Repair

Jacks Small Engines
Tire Service Equipment Mfg Co Inc

Green Roof

Dex Systems, Inc.
Envirospec, Inc.
Skyland USA - Rooflite
West Coast Forest & Cinder Products

Landscape Lighting

American Illumination, Inc.
ANP Lighting
Atlas Specialty Lighting
Auroralight, Inc.
B-K Lighting, Inc.
Best Pro Lighting
Brandon Industries
Brilliance LED LLC
Cast Lighting
Classic Lamp Posts
Cole Lighting
Eclipse Lighting, Inc.
Elegant Lighting
Evening Star Lighting, Inc.
Focus Industries
Hi-Lite Mfg. Co.
Hunza Lighting USA
Illumitex, Inc.
J.H. Baxter Co. / TimberWood Products
Jobe Lighting
Kerr Lighting
King Luminaire Company
Landscape Lighting World div of Volt Corp
LaSorgente Glass Studio
Lightcraft Companies
Lumascape Lighting Industries
Mainland Mart
Mel Northey Co.
Niland Co.
P.M. Lighting, LLC
Pelco Products, Inc.
Qualite Sports Lighting
Roman Fountains Corp.
Ryther-Purdy Lumber Co.
Sebco Industries
Sentry Electric
Sollos Landscape Lighting
Spectra Lighting
Sternberg Lighting
Stonebridge Lighting
Texas Green Solar & Wind Solutions
Top Lights, Inc.
Touchstone Accent Lighting
Unique Lighting
United Lighting Standards
US Architectural / SunValley Ltg
Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting
W.J. Whatley, Inc.

Outdoor Living

Appian Way System AWS
D.M. Braun & Company
Dinoflex-Recycled Rubber Surfaces
Fire Gear LLC
Hearth Products Controls
Jakob, Inc.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet, LLC
RH Peterson, Inc.
Solid Build
Solus Decor
Stone Age Manufacturing
Stone Forest, Inc.
Structural Pergola Systems
Sweetwater Cabana
Teak Warehouse
Travis Industries
Trellis Structures
Turnkey Millwork, Inc.
Wells Concrete Works
Western Timber Frame
Wood Stone Home

Plant Accessories

Berkshire Products
Century Products
Collier Metal Specialties
Deep Root Partners L.P.
Epic Plastics
Fiberweb Geosynthetics
Foresight Products - Duckbill
Glass Recycled
PermaLoc Corporation
RootMaker Products
The Garden of Glass
Tree Pro
Tree Staple, Inc.
Western Planting Solutions

Pavers, Masonry, Blocks and Rocks

Alliance Designer Products
Barenbrug USA
Chameleon Ways
Coverall Stone
Davis Colors
Delta Bluegrass Company
DuPont Professional Products
Eden Stone Company, Inc.
Endicott Clay
Ernst Conservation Seeds
Featherock, Inc.
Glaze 'N Seal
Gothicstone Collection
Innotech Decorative Concrete Products
Invisible Structures
Mainbrick USA LLC
McCorkle Nurseries, Inc.
McNear Brick & Block
Meshoppen Stone Inc
Monarch Stone Int'l./ Historic European
Nicolock Paving Stones
Pine Hall Brick
Poly Pavement
Presto Products Company
Rainbow Turf Products
Rosetta Hardscapes LLC
RTF Turf Producers Association
Siloam Stone, Inc.
Sleeve-It - Strata Systems
Smith Seed Services
Snap Edge
Sod Solutions
Soil Retention Systems
Spider Tie LLC
Stepstone, Inc.
Stone Decorative
Stone Paving USA
Sure-loc Aluminum Edging
The Belden Brick Co.
Todd Valley Farms, Inc.
Turffalo, LTD
WestBlock Systems
Wolverine Products
Xeripave(R) Permeable Pavers
Yardco Inc

Park and Recreation

Amish Country Gazebos
Aquatic Recreation Company (ARC)
Beam Clay
Brasco International, Inc.
Cedar Forest Products Co.
Chenango Contracting
Classic Recreation Systems, Inc.
Columbia Cascade
Coverworx Recreational Architecture
Doty & Sons Concrete Products, Inc.
Duraplay, Inc.
E.T. Techtonics
EcoGreen Environmental
Excel Bridge Mfg.
FreeSpan Systems, Inc.
Got Shade / Courtyard Construction
Greenfields Outdoor Fitness, Inc.
Grind to a Halt, Inc.
ICON Shelter Systems
Innotek Powder Coatings
Kidstuff Playsystems
L. A. Steelcraft
Landscape Structures
Litchfield Landscape Elements
LTR Products
Markers, Inc
Meyko LLC
Miracle Recreation Equipment
Mister Boardwalk
Most Dependable Fountains
No Fault Sport Group
Norwell Outdoor Gyms
Nova Sports USA
Pet Pick-Ups
Playworld Systems, Inc.
Polly Products
Prismatic Products
Public Restroom Company
Recreation Creations
RockCraft Designs
Safeplay Systems
Schoolscapes Inc
Shade n' Net
Shade Systems, Inc.
Signature Sites, LLC
Sof Surfaces, Inc.
Sofscape Caribe
Sport Rock Intl., Inc.
Street Furniture
Sun Ports
Surface America
Synthetic Surfaces, Inc
Themed Recreation Co.
Unity Surfacing Systems
Vortex Aquatic Structures
Water Odyssey
Waterloo Tent & Tarp Company Inc
Wausau Tile, Inc.
Wheeler Lumber LLC
Whitewater West Industries LTD
Wickcraft Company, Inc.
Zeager Bros.

Site Amenities

A & M Victorian Decorations, Inc.
Ameristar Fence Products
Architectural Facades Unlimited
Architectural Pottery
Atlas Metal Sales
Barkman Concrete
Bollard Solutions
BRP by Bison
Calpipe Security Bollards
CAME Americas Automation
Commercial Zone Products by DCI Marketing
Concrete Creations
DeepStream Designs, Inc.
Distefano Technology
& Mfg.
DuMor, Inc.
Easy Turf, Inc.
Flagpole Warehouse
Gale Pacific USA, Inc.
Gardenside, Ltd.
Golden Teak
Heritage Cast Iron USA
Hubbell Power Systems
Ideal Manufacturing
Illusions Vinyl Fence
Iron Age Designs
Ironsmith, Inc.
iZone Imaging
Jerith Mfg. Co., Inc.
Kay Park Recreation Corporation
Kenneth Lynch & Sons
Maine Millstones
Master Halco
Merchants Metals AP
Nixalite of America, Inc.
Old Town Fiberglass
Omega II Fence Systems
Palmetto Planters, LLC
Perfection Fence
Petersen Precast
Pexco PDS Fence
PFC Controls
Pinnacle Scopes
Plastic Recycling of Iowa
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Quick Crete Products
R.J. Thomas Mfg. Co. Inc.
Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.
Schiff Architectural Detail
Seibert & Rice
Signs + Decal Corporation
Site & Park Amenities, Inc.
Sitescapes, Inc.
Solar Shade USA
Superior Concrete Products
Synthetic Lawn Supply
Terracast Products
The Brookfield Co.
The Chandler Company
Thomas Steele
Traffic Guard Direct, Inc.
Trystan Site Furnishings
Tuscan Imports
Ultimate Grass
Ultra Aluminum Mfg., Inc.
Victor Stanley, Inc.
Vintage Metalwork, Inc.
Westminster Teak
Winsor Fireform
Wishbone Site Furnishings

Stormwater/Erosion Control

EcoRain Systems, Inc.
Foresight Products - Manta Ray
Keystone Retaining Wall Systems
KriStar Enterprises, Inc.
Nedia Enterprises, Inc.
North American Green
SF Concrete
Tensar International Corporation
Xerxes Corp
Zurn Engineered Water Solutions

Turf & Ornamental

JRM Chemical, Inc.
Plant Marvel Laboratories
The Vitamin Institute
Zeo-Tech Corp.

Water Features Decorative

A&B Aluminum and Brass Foundry
Alpine Corporation
Atlantic Water Gardens
Atomizing Systems, Inc.
Blue Thumb Distributing
Cemrock Landscapes
Cost of Wisconsin, Inc.
Crystal Fountains
Diamond Spas
EasyPro Pond Products
Fountain People
Fountains Unique
Hydro Dramatics
Miami Beach Pebbles, Inc.
PEM Fountain Company
Pondliner / Unit Liner Company
Reef Industries, Inc.
The Great American Waterfall Co
Water Feature Solutions

Water Management/Irrigation

Advanced Aquaculture Systems
ANC Technology
Aqua Master Fountains and Aerators
Best Management Products
Brentwood Industries
DIG Corp.
Ecologel Solutions LLC
Hendrickson Bros
Irrometer Company Inc.
Landmark Earth Solutions
Le Meur Enclosures
Mitered Drain, Inc.
Myron L. Company
Netafim USA
Otterbine Barebo, Inc.
Precision Fountains
Rain Harvesting Solutions
Rainwater Collection Solutions
The Power House, Inc.
The Toro Company
Transitional Systems Mfg.
VIT Products

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