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Landscapes of the Month: Providing Commercial Landscaping for a BMX Park

In Houston, Texas, a client wanted to develop the largest BMX exclusive park in the world. This was part of their ongoing efforts to invigorate North Houston and create spaces for people to visit. They brought on Yellowstone Landscape to help with the revitalization of this space, which was formerly a wastewater management plant. The […]

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Level Up: Arcadia Gardens, LLC Success Comes from Strong Employee Retention

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Arcadia Gardens, LLC, based in Bridgman, Michigan, was started in 1990 by Dot Hollerbach. Her son, Todd, joined her a year or so after. Hollerbach was an avid gardener and she had been encouraged to start […]

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Level Up: Rice’s Landscapes Redefined Grows and Changes Over 80 Years of Business

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Bryan Rice, president of Rice’s Landscapes Redefined, grew up knowing he wanted to be part of the family business. The company had been founded in 1941 by his grandfather J.D. Rice. Bryan Rice was around 14 […]

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Walking trails through the olive grove is what makes agrihoods experiential. Photo: C2 Collaborative

C2 Collaborative Revitalizes Neglected Spaces with Agrihoods

C2 Collaborative, based in San Clemente, California, is a landscape architecture design firm that works mostly on residential master-planned communities. They have also done work with habitat restoration, urban infill, multifamily projects, public parks and hospitality work. One thing that they have been designing over the years that has picked up over the last 10 […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Complete Landsculpture Creates Pool Garden Oasis

When an interior designer client was referred to Complete Landsculpture, based in Dallas, Texas, they at first just wanted a landscape garden design for their backyard. However, after the company took the client to visit another one of their recent projects, they decided they wanted to add a pool to the design as well. Tim […]

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Level Up: Business Is Booming For LandPatterns

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. LandPatterns, based in Dallas, Texas, was started in 2000 by landscape architect Marc Funderburk.   He started the company with the primary goal of providing quality landscape architecture, installation and maintenance to a discerning clientele. “We […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Designing Gardens with Both Form and Function

When one of Landmark Landscapes, Inc.’s clients reached out to them about their degrading patio on a bluff what started out as one project ultimately turned into three unique spaces that combined form and function. The homeowners had hired Landmark in the past for some small enhancement projects, but it was after the company had […]

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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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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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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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