Small Landscapes, Big Irrigation

Small Landscapes, Big Irrigation

For some reason nothing brings into question an irrigation designer’s skill more than his or her proposed layout of small, isolated landscape areas. It’s a legitimate question really, especially when a client knows that an entire football field for example can technically be irrigated with as few as a dozen sprinklers. So let’s spend some time answering that all-too-common question.
Green and Blue Roofs

Green and Blue Roofs

Water conservation is always a trending topic. In some places this due to a lack of water. In others, it is simply to save money. There are a number of ways to cut costs in the long run with a good design. Green and blue roofs are two examples of ways to conserve water. As..
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..
Sustainable SITES Initative

Sustainable SITES Initative

Have you heard of it? According to SustainableSites.org, “SITES is used by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policy-makers and others to align land development and management with innovative sustainable design.”