Lindsay Brisson, Author at The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Author: Lindsay Brisson

Faces of the Industry: Xochitl Lopez

Xochitl Lopez, recruitment and engagement manager at EarthWorks, Inc., based in Lillian, Texas, has been in the landscape industry for about six years now. Lopez’s background is in interior design, and she originally worked at Michaels stores before deciding to join EarthWorks in 2016. “When I worked with Michaels stores, I didn’t have any background […]

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Photo: Pizzo & Associates, Ltd.

Landscapes of the Month: Stabilizing Shorelines for an HOA

Located in Oakbrook, Illinois, the Brook Forest Community Association intended for numerous shorelines to be stabilized and regraded based on the effects of erosion. In order to complete the project, the client hired Pizzo & Associates, Ltd., based in Leland, Illinois, to take it on. Due to the successful outcome of the project, Pizzo & […]

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Photo: Casey Dunn

Landscapes of the Month: Installing Landscaping in a Tight Downtown Space

Located in Austin, Texas, this client desired to develop a retro 70s-style hotel, the Hotel Magdalena, in the downtown area, which would include a landscape inspired by the natural springs of Barton Springs. In order to complete this project, the client hired Custom Greenscaping, based in Irving, Texas, to take on the job. Custom Greenscapes’s […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Installing An Infinity Edge Dream Pool

Landscape Creations, based in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, was hired to build a custom infinity pool for their client, located in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The client wanted to form a stronger connection between the indoor and outdoor space, so he decided to enhance the backyard area with a customized pool and numerous outdoor areas for relaxing […]

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Photo: Dan Degrush

Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Charming English Garden

Located in Cherry Hills, Colorado, upon two acres of English garden-style landscape, is a European cottage-style home. The home has a pool, a main entertaining space, and a few smaller patio areas that contain flower beds, rocky paths, and a wide-ranging lawn area. In order to correctly maintain this residence, Lifescape Colorado was hired to […]

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Photo: Aaron Leimkuehler

Landscapes of the Month: Restoring a Library Courtyard to Its Former Glory

The Linda Hall Library, situated in Kansas City, Missouri, is one of the nation’s foremost libraries with a strong focus on science, technology, engineering, and their histories. The library sits atop an arboretum with employed horticulturalists to take care of the various plant species. The client’s intent for this project was to transition from an […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Meeting High Maintenance Standards for Multi-Home Property

David J. Frank Landscape Contracting Inc. has been managing four landscapes of stylistically different homes located in Mequon, Wisconsin, for a total of seven years. The client based the style of the landscape on the characteristics of each of her homes, matching the color palette with that of the unique houses. David J. Frank’s ability […]

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A Tactical Look at Social Media Recruiting for Landscapers

Halstead Media has previously explained the importance of social media when it comes to job recruiting; it can boost a company’s ability to find potential job candidates. Halstead specified that with social media, you can broadcast your company’s beliefs, reputation, company culture, and so much more. So, how exactly do you get your company’s name […]

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The center portion of this rose is affected by rose rosette disease showing leaf distortion and discoloration.
Photo: Oklahoma State University Extension

Technically Speaking: How to Control Rose Rosette Disease

Rose rosette disease is a condition that attacks roses, causing them to develop strange, deformed stems, leaves, and flowers. Rose species and rose hybrids are the only suitable hosts for the disease, with its primary host being the multiflora rose. As of now, there is no cure for rose rosette disease, making it an incredible […]

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Team Building: The Importance of Social Media Recruiting

According to Halstead Media, the way our society communicates is continuously changing, and so are potential job candidates. As time passes, Gen Z is beginning to enter the workforce, and Millennials are taking on leadership positions, so when it comes to recruiting employees, putting out flyers on lamp posts and selling ads in the local […]

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