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  • Handheld tools for hardscape projects

    April 15, 2019By
    Photo: Outback Landscape

    Having the right tool for the job saves crews time and energy and reduces the risk of an injury. For hardscape projects, there are several tried-and-true handheld tools to get the job done. Here’s a look inside the toolboxes of contractors from around the country. Tools that limit strain Located in South Windsor, Conn., Bahler Brothers offers design/build, landscape lighting... read more

    Airmax unveils PondSeries floating fountain line

    April 9, 2019By

    Airmax unveiled its new PondSeries floating fountain product line. The new PondSeries fountains feature 0.5-, 1- and 2-horsepower units that showcase a lightweight, drop-in design, three spray patterns and no oil or seals to change. “When we set out to develop the PondSeries fountains, we wanted to pack them with high-quality features that both pond owners and professional installers alike... read more

    Challenge conquered

    March 29, 2019By
    Photo: Bobcat

    Four contractors overcome various installation challenges to reveal design masterpieces read more

    GSky Plant Systems introduces new exterior green wall system

    March 25, 2019By

    GSky Plant Systems, a manufacturer of interior and exterior green walls, introduces the Versa Wall XT system, an exterior living wall alternative to pre-grown panels. Each Versa Wall XT features 1-gal. potted plants in lightweight trays, allowing the quick and clean replacement of full-grown plants. This system can be a seasonal alternative in colder climates where plants can be removed... read more

    Experts’ Tips: Avoid these track loader mistakes

    March 22, 2019By

    CHALLENGE: What are some ways to avoid mistakes when using track loaders? ASV Buck Storlie Product line manager DO use three-point turns instead of counter-rotations whenever it’s possible. DO perform regular maintenance on the machine and clean the undercarriage of mud and debris. DO pay attention to track tensioning, which should match what’s in the equipment manual. DO stay aware... read more

    Hardscape Solutions: A lakeside kitchen escape

    March 22, 2019By
    Outdoor kitchen (Photo: Will Pancake)

    Location: Warsaw, Ind. Company: The Cornerstone Landscape Group This lakeside residence may have a simple layout — that’s because it was designed to be a fun, easy-to-maintain and usable space. The client wanted a solution that would complement an existing upper deck and add a complete, high-quality outdoor kitchen. The space was built on the lower level of the backyard.... read more