May 19, 2021 - National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Day: May 19, 2021

Thinking Outside The Box

What does it take to be truly innovative in hardscaping? It can be easy to fall into a pattern of using the same materials and building the same design for client after client. But innovation and true out-of-the-box thinking can set one landscape design apart from the rest. When it comes to creativity, every single […]

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Member Spotlight: Wade Nomura, Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc.

Wade Nomura is the president of Nomura/Yamasaki Landscapes, Inc., based in Goleta, California. Nomura’s father and grandfather were both gardeners and their influence along with his uncle, who was a Master Gardener of Japanese landscapes, gave him a desire to follow this calling. Nomura grew up working for his father’s landscape business in Santa Barbara. […]

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Light the Night: Adding Outdoor Lighting as a Service

If you’re looking for an additional service to offer clients that complements your design/build projects, consider landscape lighting. Lotus Gardenscapes, based in Dexter, Michigan, started providing low-voltage lighting early on at the request of their customers. Traven Pelletier, owner and designer of Lotus Gardenscapes, says in the last two years landscape lighting has become more […]

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National Safety Month: Mitigating Silica Dust

June marks National Safety Month and one area to consider examining is how your company handles silica dust. One of the top ten OSHA citations for landscaping is related to respirable crystalline silica (1926.1153). “Some may not be completely aware of the risk potential during an average day while others may not understand the applicable […]

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The Agronomist: ‘I’ve Got Crabgrass in My Lawn!’ (Do They Really?)

In the early spring, you will encounter a great many phone calls from customers that deal with the subject of crabgrass. Let’s look at a couple of frequent ones. Q: It’s early spring and I’ve already got crabgrass in my lawn. A: Not likely. Until the weather gets hot, crabgrass seedlings stay relatively small and […]

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