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..
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.
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. 
Trend: Vertical Landscape

Trend: Vertical Landscape

Some say no irrigation will be necessary for vertical landscape, to which I strongly disagree. Even using drought tolerant plants or being in area receiving ample rainfall, plantings in this environment will need supplemental water.
Surface Aeration and Fountains

Surface Aeration and Fountains

Algae, the growing nuisance of bodies of ponds just about everywhere. Whether it’s a pond or lake, any sized water is at threat. Algae flourishes in water lacking oxygen. So, what’s a landscape designer to do? Aeration, Not Chemical Excess nutrients and lack of oxygen cause a build up in algae and weeds. Chemicals such as algaecides and..
Considering Sustainable Landscape

Considering Sustainable Landscape

It’s becoming increasingly important to take care of our planet, and businesses can help. There are ways to use resources more efficiently and cut back on energy consumption inside, of course, but one eco-friendly idea for businesses exists that you might not have considered: sustainable landscaping.