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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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Sustainability: A Deep Dive on Greywater Irrigation

If you’ve looked into water conservation methods that can be utilized in the landscape, you’ve probably run across the term greywater or greywater irrigation. Greywater is the used water from showers, tubs, bathroom sinks and washing machines. It is not used water from toilets, kitchen sinks or dishwashers. That is known as blackwater. In a […]

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Being More Environmentally Conscious with Trista Imrich: Season 3: Episode 21 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 3, episode 21 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, hosts Neal Glatt of GrowTheBench and Macey Robinson at LandCare talk to Trista Imrich, owner of Wild Works of Whimsey. Imrich is a Virginia Certified Horticulturist and Designer and Level 2 Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional in design and installation (CBLP-ID).  A Navy […]

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Four Sustainability Practices to Consider Implementing

Many in the industry see themselves as stewards of the environment and work to find ways to be more sustainable businesses. Being more sustainable is a broad concept, but also means there are multiple opportunities to take advantage of. “I think trying to become more sustainable can be discouraging for some businesses — more specifically, […]

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How I Do It: The Importance of Implementing Water Budgets

Water efficiency in the landscape should be a critical consideration when designing, installing and maintaining your client’s property. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, during the week of Aug. 23, 2022, 46.91 percent of the United States is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. Meanwhile, 99.76 percent of California is experiencing moderate to exceptional drought […]

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Why Smart Landscape Companies Care About Water Conservation

Is your company actively seeking ways to conserve water on the properties you serve?According to the EPA, on average, 70 percent of total water usage on a commercial or residential property comes from exterior water use, mostly landscape irrigation. They also estimate that due to inefficiency and poor practices, 50 percent is wasted. In addition […]

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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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Planning and Planting With Purpose

Creating a mindful landscape incorporates the basic tenets of mindfulness: being fully present, connected to your surroundings and intentional about your thoughts and actions. A healthy, vibrant landscape can lift your client’s mood while reducing stress and anxiety. A mindful process starts with intentional planning, attention to detail and encouraging connections throughout the ecosystem. Monique […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Transforming a Parking Lot into a Retention Pond

When new construction required MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, to add a stormwater detention pond to capture excess runoff, they decided it provided a good opportunity to make the new detention area a naturalized wetland to restore native habitat to an urban location. They turned to Lawn Management Company, Inc., based in Houston, […]

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Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions Works with St. Louis Green Business Challenge to Promote Ecological Landscaping

When Focal Pointe Outdoor Solutions started working with Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on implementing the university’s sustainability goals, it came to their attention that they didn’t have an internal structure for sustainable practices. While they recognized sustainability was part of who they are, Focal Pointe didn’t have a collective approach to their operations […]

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