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Pitfalls To Avoid When Working With Landscape Architects

If you want to establish strong relationships with landscape architects outside your company or strengthen the current ones you have, there are a number of mistakes you can avoid making.   “What I have learned is that many of the LAs we deal with have had negative experiences with contractors that want a shortcut,” says […]

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How to Collaborate Effectively with Landscape Architects

Not all landscape designs may come from your in-house designers. When you have the opportunity to work with outside landscape architects, not only can you enjoy a fresh design perspective but you can also foster a relationship that leads to future business. By maintaining strong relationships with landscape architects, they can direct new clients your […]

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Level Up: Hursthouse Landscape Architects Grows Around Key Team Members

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Hursthouse Landscape Architects, based in Bolingbrook, Illinois, was started 32 years ago after Bob Hursthouse left the landscaping company he had spent a decade working at. He was interviewing with other landscaping companies when his former […]

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Landscape Architects and Designers Weigh In on the Future

All landscapes start in the design phase and landscape architects and designers can be influential in how outdoor spaces are crafted and how they impact the areas around them. As for the future of landscapes, sustainability is the most important element landscape architects and designers see moving forward. Joe Hanauer, ASLA, owner of Landscape Architecture, […]

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Level Up: Surrounds Landscaping’s Strong Branding Aids Their Growth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Barry Schneider didn’t plan on owning his own landscaping company starting out. He fell in love with the landscape industry after watching a design/build firm transform his parents’ backyard as a teenager. He says it was […]

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Design/Build: Opting To Charge Design Fees

Think of a skilled profession where you don’t have to pay a consultation fee. If you had trouble thinking of a field where this happens, it’s because it’s rare for people to give away their expertise for free. Yet it is a common practice for those who do offer design/build services to not charge for […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Creating a Backyard Resort and Spa

When it came time for the Bethesda, Maryland homeowners to begin the transformation of their backyard into a resort-style wonderland, they gave the green light to Bethesda-based Fine Earth Landscaping, Inc. It was always the plan to add a pool and outdoor entertainment area and they were eager to get started once the complicated, lengthy […]

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Level Up: Aridscape Utah Is Growing With a Set Goal in Mind

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. Aridscape Utah, based in Salt Lake City, Utah, isn’t Charlie Schaul’s first time owning a landscaping company. He first got into the landscape industry when he started a landscape maintenance company to keep his two ski […]

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Level Up: Brookstone Landscape & Design Thrives on Word of Mouth

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. It was seven years ago when Tim Hawkins, LIC, decided to take the leap and start his own landscaping company. The business he was working for at the time had just been bought and he had […]

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How I Do It: Being A Woman in A High-Intensity Position

Tara Piergies-Baker has been in the industry since 2004. She was steered towards landscape architecture by her professor Roy DeBoer at Rutgers University thanks to her love of the outdoors and working outside. She took on the role of design/build construction sales manager at Milosi, based in Hendersonville, Tennessee, last August and she says it’s […]

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