Trends

Landscape of the Month: DeSantis Landscapes Takes a Sports Complex to the Next LEED Level

When an already-sustainable sports and entertainment complex was looking to up their game even more, they turned to DeSantis Landscapes to get the job done. The Moda Center at the Rose Quarter, a 30-acre campus and home to the Portland Trail Blazers, had been improving their sustainability efforts across the board, having earned their first […]

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2019 Fall Weather Forecast

Autumn, with its cool nights, warm sweaters and pumpkin everything, officially began with the autumnal equinox on Sept. 23. So let’s take a look at what the Farmer’s Almanac says fall weather will bring. Fall Weather: October Skies Early autumn temperatures in the U.S. will be slightly cooler than normal in the Northeast, Deep South, Texas-Oklahoma, New Mexico, parts of southern California, […]

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Entrepreneurial Couples: When Business and Life Collide

The lawn and landscape industry has an interesting dynamic in that it involves quite a few “entrepreneurial couples,” a new term that is replacing “mom-and-pop.” The term refers to businesses owned by couples (spouses or life partners). And the truth is, there are more of them out there than people realize. Couples run many small […]

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3 Ways to Reach the iGen Workforce

If you’re struggling to hire or retain employees, it’s possible you may need to revisit the way you do things. Today, the post-millennial generation (Generation Z) is arriving in the workforce—and their wants and needs are quite different than you might be used to. That means if you’re still employing yesterday’s approach to hiring and […]

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Landscape of the Month: Luxury Lakeside Living by Southern Landscape Group

The dramatic setting overlooking Smith Mountain Lake in Huddleston, Virginia, lent itself well to big ideas, stunning design and creative landscaping. The Coopers were looking to maximize usable outdoor space by building a connected, flowing design that enabled interaction and incredible views for entertaining guests. They wanted luxury lakeside living. Over the course of two […]

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Landscape of the Month: Designs By Sundown’s New Headquarters alongside South Platte Park & River

Designs by Sundown is used to building out beautiful landscapes for high-end clients in Colorado, but this project was something special. Now it was their turn. They had built a new headquarters alongside the South Platte Park & River in Littleton, Colorado, and owner Mike Hommel wanted to use it as a place to showcase […]

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4 Landscape Services In Demand

Maintenance is a bread-and-butter service that has sustained many landscape companies through good times and bad. In fact, 36 percent of contractors answering an NALP survey say maintenance will bring in the most revenue for their businesses this year. Also, 37 percent of landscape professionals say maintenance is their fastest growing service. But there are […]

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Irrigation System Checks That Save Water

Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems that can cost your customers a significant amount of wasted water. Here are a few irrigation system checks to perform on a monthly, yearly or periodic basis to […]

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John Mini Distinctive Designs: Garden Synchronicity

A longstanding client asked John Mini Distinctive Designs to help with a new project in midtown Manhatten. The client was building a new commercial residential skyscraper from the ground up. And they had a goal to create a sustainable, functional and inviting space. John Mini Distinctive Designs: The Project The property plan consisted of a […]

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More Landscape Trends Dominating 2019 Spaces

Now that spring has officially sprung, landscape trends talk has escalated. Horticulture experts across the country are touting the most popular ideas emerging in their local landscapes. Here are 4 more landscape trends people are talking about this year. Landscape Trends: Younger Generations Embrace All Things Green As younger generations become homeowners, customer expectations are […]

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