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The Cooling Effect of Trees

The Cooling Effect of Trees

Many people live in cities and other highly populated areas. When it gets hot, the heat gets trapped causing what is called a “urban heat island.” Trees and other plants help cool the environment, making vegetation a simple and effective way to reduce urban heat islands.
Gift of Landscaping

Gift of Landscaping

A National Association of Landscape Professionals speaks to how our landscapes give us environmental, economic, security, and health benefits. We take many benefits for granted, but miss them if removed from us. Landscape’s benefits are present at our homes and our workplaces.
A New Green Office Trend on the Horizon

A New Green Office Trend on the Horizon

Vertical landscaping is showing there is a trend to biophilic design both out and inside of buildings. Biophilic design was an idea that has now been proven to be very beneficial for people. We may not all have green thumbs, but we are all green at heart. And, green is a good thing for the office environment. 
Protecting Green Spaces

Protecting Green Spaces

Other than for the endless benefits green spaces offer, why are they important? With the reoccurring issue of drought sweeping many areas of the country and world, water conservation and self sustaining landscapes are of growing importance.
2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey Summary

2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey Summary

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recently released its 2018 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends Survey, which was fielded Feb. 22 through March 8. For this survey, landscape architects were asked to rate the expected popularity of a variety of 2018 residential outdoor design elements, and ASLA reports that 808 responded. The survey for this year was..